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Finished at last - the Sock is now the proud owner of a greenhouse! Mad Andy and the Bedsock spent two whole days constructing it and then the Socks spent a further day working on it together. The Sock had been a little pissed off about only being allowed to be tea-maker and gopher whilst the boys were busy, hammering, bickering and bonding over it but finally she got to play with the drill, constructing the staging battoning in the window panes and putting the door handle on!
When the man at the Gabriel Ash stand at Chelsea told us the construction instructions were idiot-proof and it was simple to erect he told a big fat fib. The instructions were poor and the greenhouse had turned up rather more deconstructed than the Socks had imagined - over 120 pieces! The fact that it took four person days of the Socks' time and two days that Mad Andy was paid for meant that it would have not been much more expensive to have had Gabriel Ash construct it for us! However it is very satisfying to have finally done the work ourselves.
The greenhouse is somewhat taller than the Sock expected, it looks like St. Bartholomew's Church in Brighton which is the tallest in the country! Hebe has already been stuck on the roof ridge scared to slide back down the steep glass roof.
A lady from about eight doors down the terrace saw me in the front garden and asked "Are you the one with the lovely new greenhouse?" Very gratifying - it is obviously a landmark and will be spotted when we fly over Brighton from Gatwick and the Sock is glued to the plane window trying to spot her house.
Fifty terracotta pots of various designs and sizes have been cleaned and stored neatly inside.
Er... what does the Sock do with it now?
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