Alain has been and still is very busy at work. Last week he was in Holland and this week Oslo.
I went to see my mum for a couple of days just over a week ago, she's getting stronger and back to a usual self.
While I was away, Alain cut Mr H's favourite tree down (hope he doesn't come to see his old garden some day soon)
Photo taken during an hail storm
The tree in question wasn't supposed to grow so big and was rare for this to happen, so Mr H told us when we bought the house. It suffered in the 1999 storm and had to be lifted and held in place ever since. I didn't like it, mainly because of the endless falling red berries and leaves and not to mention the bird poo (yes we had our table under here because it was the old flat part of the garden which was also near the house. Luckily for me, Alain didn't care for the tree either and this is what the area looked like after being cut.
Boring and empty yes, but flat and perfect for our new wooden patio, which incidentally is almost finished and I don't regret cutting the tree down one bit (photos to come later this week).