I spent hours in the garden today. Mostly lying on the sun lounger listening to audio books, meditation tracks and music. I even caught up on some reading. The warmth of the sun on my skin was so wonderful and I felt relaxed and happy.
This afternoon I got up and did a bit of gardening and spotted a job that I’ve been putting off; cleaning the bird droppings’ off my wooden swing seat. Not a nice job and this is probably one of the culprits…
How do I stop these pigeons resting on top of the swing seat? I have nothing against them. After all, I got this close to take a photo, plus I used to feed them seeds at London’s Trafalgar Square when I was a small child. What I’m trying to avoid is them perching on top of the swing and aiming their droppings onto the seat.
A few years ago I bought some special holographic tape and wrapped it diagonally around the perch. The reflection of the tape was supposed to stop them landing on or near it. Either the tape has lost its shine or they’ve got used to it, because it doesn’t seem to work anymore.
Cleaning the seat
I put some rubber gloves on and scrubbed the swing seat with a soap solution and hosed it down (twice). It was stuck hard. There are still a few marks but I think I did a good enough job for today. I might have another go tomorrow. Here are the before and after photos.
The weather is going to be even better tomorrow so I’m looking forward to spending a bit more time in the garden.
I had to pop out to get some food shopping today as we were out of most things. There were no eggs in the supermarket, but at least this time I was able to get rice and dishwasher salt. It’s usually a bit hit and miss what you can get, particularly if you go late in the day like me, but the store workers are doing such a great job and the shelves were pretty well stacked today. I was given instructions when I entered and I followed the black arrows keeping at least a two meter distance from others.
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend wherever you are.