Earlier today. Waiting at the post office to send off some documents. Urgh, it's going to be a long wait.
Monday, 29 April 2013
I'm well aware that my spelling and grammar could be improved but half of the time it isn't me. Predictive text and my fat fingers are the culprit. With perhaps a little bit of added laziness from me for not checking what I'm about to post.
Sunday, 28 April 2013
After years of trying we finally got round to going canoeing.
We nearly fell in just the once when we were caught in a fair bit of wind we were blown into a dead tree. In trying to avoid this we were a little overt zealous with the paddling and nearly capsized.
Good fun, but certainly hard work.
Saturday, 27 April 2013
We'd just done some shopping for our mini break in the Forest of Dean and didn't have much room left in the boot.
Thankfuly we'd brought our wellies and that's how welly wine was invented. It does leave a delightful after-taste of rubber however.
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
Saturday, 20 April 2013
We bought it for about £9,500 four and a bit years ago and it has a dent on the back and the front wing needs some attention but other than that it's a very nice car with very low millage (37,000). We were expecting £4,000 for sale but were offered £5,000, £6,000 part exchange. Not bad at all, and that's without my amazing haggling skills.
April's been wanting to get a Mazda 3 for a little while now so took one for a spin. It was nice enough but certainly nothing special. We need to have a rethink about what we want versus what we need. It's looking like what we want is coming out first. Yeah.
What to buy though? I'll see what Ross thinks.
Phil, the kitchen guy was in till 8:30 again last night and is due to head round again today. He takes a lot of pride in his work and the quality is fairly good but he just takes too long. He's supposed to be finished later today but the flooring might have to wait another week as he has another job to start. April's going to see if he can rearrange to get things finished sooner than that as it's been 4 weeks already. Well see.
That would have Been fairly cathartic.
Over the past few weeks I've gradually halved my Facebook friends. From 500 odd to less than 250. It felt good. There were people on there that I barely knew but they still had access to my life.
Not that I think they would care that is...
The general rule was, have I had a beer with them in the last 5 years? If not, have they bothered staying in touch? If no then bye bye. There were a few exceptions but I was fairly strict.
Sorry if I've dropped you, but if you've not been in touch then I hardly think you're going to be reading my blog to recieve this apology.
I remember having a bet with my brother about 5 years ago, who could get to 200 Facebook friends first? We were neck and neck coming up to 190 as for 90% of the people he knew I probably knew and vice verse. Steve didn't count on me being a sneaky git however. I saved a few friend requests till the end so that he wouldn't have a chance to catch up. Winner!
Friday, 19 April 2013
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
I was fine when I woke up this morning but about halfway through my train journey I started to feel a little ropey. When I got to my office I was sweating and within 20 mins had to dash to the toilet to be sick. I'm feeling much better now but I was terrible earlier.
Monday, 15 April 2013
Sunday, 14 April 2013
We now have tilted floor in the kitchen bit. Looking good. Not bad from discarded tiles from the local Porsche garage. April picked them up about 4 years ago on freecycle and they've been in our garden shed till now.
Other new additions include a nice boxed in boiler and a wine cooler.
Saturday, 13 April 2013
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Monday, 8 April 2013
Friday, 5 April 2013
This one's by Fenchurch Street Station. It's amazing how deep the foundations are.
I was chatting to our kitchen builder yesterday and he was telling me that there was a good foot of space under our floor boards. I guess you need a bit of space for all the electrics and pipes.
April thinks two weeks to go so expect invites for dinner parties to follow shortly. Not having a dining area for the best part of 5 years has really hampered us on that front.
Thursday, 4 April 2013
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Whilst the kitchen is getting prepared all the boxes and new appliances are being stored in our living room which are blocking out the infrared beam of the Tivo remote. I now almost have to get up in order to change channel. What did we do before remote controls?