My excellent friend Jenny E has been threatening to come and trim my unruly hedge for a while. She keeps a very neat hedge at her own home, and clearly, mine was not pleasing her. So over the course of two weekends she has turned up with shears at the ready and knocked mine back into its intended shape. She a total scissorhands, and it is now looking tres Bangay-esque indeed. As part of our labour exchange I am going to paint some stuff for her girls' room. I hope it's a lot of stuff, or I think I may have done much better out of this deal!