This beautiful garden belongs to 'Chic', a reader on 'The Decorating Forum'
Nothing like a monster fire alarm at 1am.... for the opportunity to fellowship with our fellow apartment dwellers. We all ended up in the courtyard near the pool, one neighbour amusing us with stories of his mate in the army being able to sleep through anything.. and he worked in artillery. My little one slept through the whole thing.... and it was not a short quiet alarm!!... big one sat up wide eyed in his bed just quietly waiting for all the noise to stop.
It does seem like ages between when the alarm sounds and when the fire department gets there. I can only imagine the horror the people in real fires would experience during that wait. There was no fire (although I kept swearing I could smell smoke, hubby saying "you know, her nose has saved lives before you know"... bless him).
After what seemed like an eternity, the alarm finally went off. .... and now, while we sip our morning coffee, we are trying to work out what these roaring monster vents just outside our apartment are meant to be doing. They started up just after the fire alarm. I never knew their purpose was a vent of some sort... I never jumped up to look at the top of them... they just looked like concrete blocks..... as part of the landscaping... must have something to do with the fire, air conditioning vents? What? They're noisy.. and we live here. What's going on? Sounds like the back of a restaurant kitchen with all the motors. Oh dear... when does our lease end again?.....talk about muddling our way through this community living.
Comedy of errors.....we just got back into bed at 2am last night and then the rain started.. with the dreaded drum, drum, drumming on the tin awning outside our window... we laughed. Ah, this is the life... "ah, the serenity"......you've got to laugh.