Tenzing Norgay was in the starting blocks …

All I had to do was put up some fencing around a Scots Pine tree …

And I’d made a bit of a Horlicks of it.

If a fencing contractor has seen it, they’d have probably burst out laughing.

But that’s without reckoning on Tenzing Norgay – also known as my better three-quarter’s goat which, if it had half a chance, could scale Everest without breaking sweat.

So, if I was constructing something that was starting to resemble the security fencing around a cross-channel ferry port – it had every need to be.

With a goat that was eyeing up my briefly unprotected tree in the same way that a starving wolf might peruse a plump young duckling, time was of the essence.

8-foot posts meant that I had to clamber onto the tractor bonnet just to get at them with a sledgehammer…

And with the thermometer nudging 29C, I was starting to think that Curried Goat might be an easier option.

But the real issue was I didn’t have the right kit.

It might have cost a bob or two, but I’d have been able to avoid two hours of some kind of “SAS Who Dares Wins” endurance exercise.

This is an all too familiar scenario. When we try to do things ourselves, sometimes it simply isn’t worth the effort.

I see it all the time when people create designs with packages that look like they come free with a packet of Frosties…

So, if you’re hammering away fruitlessly with any design jobs, why not give us a call?

That way you can kick back with a cold beer or a glass of pinot – stress-free. 

If you want a sounding board or just want to bend my ear, I’m on hand for a chat about anything to do with Print or Web Design.

Stay safe.