I spent most of the weekend gardening, and looking at bees. We are suffering a bad wasp year with the little ******s hell bent on getting into our hive. Interestingly though, I have noticed that once they are in there they want nothing more than to escape, which is odd as you'd think that once in they'd sit and nosh on the honey stores. Maybe the bees tease them about their odd appearance and they can't stand the embarrassment.
I overdid it somewhat at the garden centre yesterday, it's their fault for having plants at reduced prices and 3 for 2. So I then spent lots of time planting (once I'd decided where on earth I was going to put them! I also cleared the top vegetable patch so that is nice, clean, damp earth just waiting for some compost/fertlizer.
Yesterday I accidentally walked for two hours, I didn't mean to but ended up exploring and didn't have a watch so had no idea how long I'd been out until I got back to the car. It did explain why I was aching quite a lot! On the way I met some D of E teenagers hiking - we kept overtaking each other and the third time I saw them they were obviously a bit lost so I put them straight as to where they were. It made me realise that we never did that sort of thing at school, at least I was never offered it - or maybe no-one ever thought I might like it? having said that, Mr H did it at his school and said it was really annoying as apparently they made they carry hat, scarf and gloves even on swelteringly hot summer weekends.
Spot the Dog!
So that was my weekend, oh and I have started on my course which is beginning with stuff about surveillance - quite thought provoking. I got the name of my tutor for this year and was disappointed that it is a man; the last two years I have had women tutors and got on well with them, I somehow feel that a man is going to be quite different. Well, I shall give him the benefit of the doubt until our first tutorial and assignment feedback!