Sunday, 4 September 2016

I should have been a brick layer.

My bricks are all laid, all one level now much easier to walk on, we are getting on in years need level areas not so much a tripping hazard, I do like working with bricks the old ones are interesting, I think one of them is a convick brick .

Only one step now and kidney and Leeroy can't crawl under the gate any more.



BoPeep gave me a snail so he has moved in with the fairies and their friends.


Now all I need is lots of rain at, once to see if the drain works.

29 comments:

  1. Yep, you have gotta think towards your old age and make your house safe. The drain looks very professional. Does it drain into your next door neighbour's place?

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    1. No into our driveway and into the storm water.
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  2. Hello Merle, you did a great job on the brick work, looks great. I like the cute snail. You have a nice area to sit outdoors. I hope the drain works too. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. We do a lot of sitting outside, I have many rest spots.
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  3. WOW Merle!! You did an awesome job laying those bricks!! Amazing - hope you didn't hurt your back!! I'm past trying to do something that ambitious!! You always have the greatest decorations on your patio!! The snail and the fairly garden are my favorite!! I need to do a drainage thing like you have!! You have inspired me!!

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    1. No my back is pretty good at the moment a few months ago it was not so good but that was in the dead of winter as the weather warms it improves so time to do stuff now.
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  4. It looks grand, and I'm positive the drain will work. Among all those handsome bricks, how could it not!

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    1. I will agree with that.
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  5. Hari OM
    That is looking fantastic Merle!!! Great team work there... YAM xx

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  6. You did a most excellent job. Yay you.

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    1. Thank you I will let you all know if the drain works, when we have a summer downpour.
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  7. Bravo what beautiful work and design....
    you definitely have a 2nd calling should you need one
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. Only for small jobs, brickwork is very hard work.
      Merle,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  8. Crikey Merle ..... YOU did that?? Well done ..... I reckon that drain'll work like a beauty. You've sure made a nice cosy corner to relax in, aye??

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    1. Hello Charlie where have you been I haven't heard from you for a while, I hope it works ok we will know when we get a downpour.
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  9. Lovely basketweave pattern in your brickwork and cute snail.

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    1. Some of the bricks were already there had to follow the pattern or pull them all up so that was a easy choice.
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  10. I think the paving turned out very well and I hope the drain works. I love the new snail.

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    Gracias.
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  12. .. hi Merle... the brickwork is fabulous.. it makes a big difference to the look of the area too... Love the snail.. the drain looks great.. it should work well.. xxxx ... Barb xxx

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    1. It make a difference walking on and not so slippery or dangerous
      in wet weather.
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  13. Your brick design is awesome. You should be so proud of your work. Yes, squirrels eat tomatoes.

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  14. Your brick design is awesome. You should be so proud of your work. Yes, squirrels eat tomatoes.

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    1. We don't have them here so I don't know much about squirrels but I 'm very surprised they eat tomatoes, I eat lots of tomatoes I guess I share that with them.
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  15. The brick floor looks good! Can you tell me about 'convick' bricks?
    Funny to think of you moving into spring just as I'm saying goodbye to summer!

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    1. Most bricks have standard squares in the middle of them but I have one with a rough diamond sometimes these are convick bricks made by the convicks when Australia was first settled many years ago if they are they are very old.
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