I took our youngest into school and then straight into town to buy train tickets for the weekend, purchasing assorted medications, toothpaste etc for the family, and home pretty quickly.
There'd been a phone call from Richard who had removed a big tree from his back garden and I'd started taking bits of it home a week or two back. Today I took my chainsaw to try to chop up the stump... which was tough as my electric chainsaw is small and the trunk was big, but in an hour we managed to get it more or less sorted. I came home with a generous load of chopped roots and chunks of trunk.
Stacked a load, Gill came in with loaf, had lunch... and a very relaxed pottering-about type of afternoon. Included splitting and stacking wood, composting, tidying...
Eldest child went to a friend's house after school but on the way there something happened to his front wheel and the tyre came off, so at 6.45 I cycled down there and popped his bike on my trailer and him on the crossbar to bring both home.