Grapefruit and Beetroot - the first two items I picked up when we went to the grocery this evening. It's only me that eats and likes them. Gaz hates them but apart from the fact that I actually enjoy the taste of them, I also think my body needs them periodically to help detox my system after a period of over indulgence. Yes, it's January and it's detox time!
|Berries are also good for detoxing, but not from this plant...|
Not that I overindulged that much in the last few weeks anyway. Just a little bit more than usual. But you do get that sense to cleanse every so often, the urge to be that extra conscious of what you eat, hoping that whatever toxin that may have accumulated in your system will be cleansed away, for a better sense of well being. For the detox sceptics out there, it could well be just a placebo effect but if doing so makes you feel better, lose weight, and doesn't harm you then why not?
|It looks herbaceous but is actually evergreen, and looking pretty in early January - Polygonatum punctatum|
|We need to get rid of this huge rubbish!|
|Here we go again with the digging...|
Chalk, messy sticky chalk. Like a nightmare that comes back to haunt you. I will always have memories on how messy chalk is when it gets wet and we were plagued by its sticky presence for months on end whilst digging the pond. And now we have to handle sticky chalk all over again.
|The large skip at the recycling centre where we dump our chalk a bucket at a time. Now how many people do you know take photos of a |
recycling skip? Not a lot I bet. But we do. We are bloggers and bloggers take photos of everything, haha!!
|The last bits of painting were also done today (standing on a ladder)|
|And we entered the year by finishing all of the pipework. The filtration is now all fully connected. We just to have install the glass |
and we can start filling the pond with water.