Nearly There

The only bathroom cabinet in the house capable of containing anything useful to ablutions was in the downstairs loo, where it was probably superfluous to requirements. It was so positioned that, I have it on good authority, when rising from the lavatory seat one was likely to hit one’s head on the bottom corner. We tookContinue reading “Nearly There”

A Fascinating Collage

This morning Jackie and I set about building a garage door screen  with parts of the IKEA wardrobes, supplemented by battens sawn from an old wooden pallet. We needed nails to  fix the laminated chipboard to the wood. This entailed a trip, on the recommendation of Giles and Jean, to Milford Supplies in New Milton.Continue reading “A Fascinating Collage”

Identification Required

Last night Jackie came up with an excellent idea for recycling some of the IKEA wardrobe sections in the creation of the garage library/laundry room. This was going to need the use of a saw, and we only possessed the hacking kind A further trip to B & Q in Christchurch was therefore required, especiallyContinue reading “Identification Required”

Cleaning And Hanging

This morning’s test confirmed that Matthew has successfully cleared our shower soak away. Goodness knows what the blockage was, but Bullitt had not penetrated it. To begin the day, Jackie and I each carried out a fairly extensive cleaning task. Personally, I think I drew the short straw. My task was the removal of the thirdContinue reading “Cleaning And Hanging”

The Carpet

Jackie has been having difficulty obtaining a correct Tesco Clubcard. Twice she has clearly spelt out KNIGHT on the telephone. She has received two cards now, the second one, this morning,  having at least an N where an M was originally given. She has another phone call to make. Having seen a sign indicating a pathContinue reading “The Carpet”

Spaghetti Junction

Here is the recipe for broccoli and stilton soup I had hoped, last night, to be able to provide this morning. Thanks to our caterer-in-chief: Take a largish saucepan. With approximately 2oz butter and 1 and 1/2 oz plain flour make a roux. Then add 3 to 4 oz crumbled stilton to taste. Meanwhile, heat aContinue reading “Spaghetti Junction”

The Isle Of Man

This morning Jackie drove me to New Milton for me to catch the London train. This took her eight minutes, but added half an hour to my train journey. It is far preferable than driving to Southampton for her, and no problem for me. In a small patch of garden alongside the station buildings lilac,Continue reading “The Isle Of Man”

The Chicks Have Hatched

One of the consequences of moving house is the need to wonder where to put things. This is very helpful in encouraging one to complete unfinished organisational tasks begun years ago. In about 2008/9, when living in Sutherland Place, I discovered that some of my books and slide boxes had been damaged by damp. The colour slidesContinue reading “The Chicks Have Hatched”

Lambing Time

This morning I walked along Christchurch Road to New Milton to visit the bank to make a transfer and the station to check train times for my next London visit. Jackie shopped in Lidl then met me in the car park near the Council Office and drove me home. Along the busy, meandering, and undulating mainContinue reading “Lambing Time”

Bombay Night

We now have poppies cropping up all over the garden. There are at least two weigelas, one of which adorns a dead stump. Honesty abounds, and is a favourite with cabbage white butterflies. The day was spent in relaxed company with Becky, Ian, and Flo. They returned home early in the evening, and Jackie andContinue reading “Bombay Night”