Having lived with it since February, I came to the conclusion that it didn’t work. I liked the “snug” aspect of the room, but came to the conclusion that the TV was simply too close to the sofa – especially when I replaced the old telly with a 42″ 3D beastie. For me it was marginal, but everyone who came to visit said “you know, your TV is too close to the sofa”, and gradually I began to come around to the same opinion.
While the bathroom was out of action, for a week and a bit, I’d been having wash-basin washes, and, once the bath was re-fitted, a bath. A few years ago, I would have thought nothing of it. When I was young, I was brought up on a bath a week, and “a good wash” every day in between. However, since my 30’s I’ve always preferred a shower, and a flannel wash no longer does it for me – I know I am clean, but I don’t feel clean.
There will be a BBQ area with some seating behind the garage and a table with seating on the main patio. The gravelled area is going to have 3-4 large vegetable troughs, giving me approximately 6m2 of growing area.
I have a visitor staying with me – Sovay is a collie belonging to and , who are off for a few days. It has been pretty painless, apart from her thinking that my trying to get her to bed last night was actually a really fun run-around-the-room game. Am blatently using her as an excuse to get out more regularly for walks.
A rough draft of the garden design follows. The garden is divided lengthwise into a gravelled area, for planting and a paved social area. Planting will be in raised vegetable tables/troughs for flexibility and ease of use.
No, I’m fine, thanks.
We have had an invasion of fruit flies round here this week – Wednesday morning I came into my kitchen to find them everywhere.
The job for the weekend is to try and get myself straight, and get some furniture back in the house from the conservatory and garage. If things go well on Saturday, I may drive up to the FilkCon on the Sunday for the day, but it’s equally likely that I may just want to put my feet up. Sorry guys, but having lived with my house in a semi mess for a few months, I desparately want to get straight.
At the time, I had a mop at it, but it was inground, and stuck in and around the edging tape that had been used to hold the floor covering in place – the mop wouldn’t touch it. So I thought “Oh well, I’ll leave it like that, it won’t be long”. So I have been living with an inch or so of grimy border around my kitchen floor.
I immediately unplugged it, and it has been sitting in the corner waiting for an opportune time to take it to the tip.
I’ve been looking around for a few weeks, but hadn’t seen anything outstanding. But today I saw it – a Zanussi which was the right size (55cm), has a fold-up glass surface (so increases my usable counter top) and has a dual oven – the smaller top oven being so much more economical when cooking for one. An electronic timer, nice easy controls – all in all it looked perfect.
That may sound strange, so let me explain.