Don't look very big, do they??
Well, they're not. But that's not exactly sand we're digging through there!
And the point of it all? Well, to rescue those most gorgeous, and enormous, ancient paving slabs that you can see lining the path.
Of course, having freed a couple of them after several days hard graft, I've realised that I can't actually lift the things, and have had to draft in a friend with a sling and a winch.
I thought gardening was meant to be all pottering-about-with-a-basket-collecting-flowers? (I did manage some of that too, as you can see).
So what with all that digging, and a late night party in another city, and only 5 hours sleep, I'm exhausted now! But instead of sensibly going to bed early, I've spent the evening dancing round the kitchen in amongst cutting and sticking for the latest daft project, the photo rainbow. This version's heading for the office, so photos when it's there!
Fingers crossed for sunshine tomorrow, I'm digging again...