Assiduous And Carnivorous Trees

It was the turn of a blue tit to investigate the crab apples on this very overcast morning. This one found the fruit a little large for its beak, and didn’t stay long. This afternoon, Elizabeth collected the keys for her new home. Naturally we were there to see her over the threshold, clutching thoughtfulContinue reading “Assiduous And Carnivorous Trees”

Terrifying Technology

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. REPEAT IF REQUIRED This morning we began the task of familiarising our new kitchen and slowly returning items to it. Here is a reasonably complete view across the sink to the long work surface. To the left we have the fridge/freezer and ovens alongside the larder, opposite which are theContinue reading “Terrifying Technology”

We Have Survived

IMAGES NOT IN GROUPS CAN BE ENHANCED WITH A CLICK. SIMILARLY, THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THEIR PAGES AND CHECKING BOXES AT BOTTOM RIGHT This morning we unpacked a set of complimentary pans that came with the hob. The garden has perked up after the snow.Continue reading “We Have Survived”

Snowponies

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ENLARGED GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THEIR PAGES AND CHECKING BOXES AT BOTTOM RIGHT I was banned from the kitchen this morning in order to allow Richard to catch up on his largely snowbound day yesterday. Rain and a slight riseContinue reading “Snowponies”

Inside And Out

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY, PHOTOGRAPHS IN WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN THEIR PAGES AND CHECKING BOXES AT BOTTOM RIGHT. JUST CLICK ON THE OVENS TO ENLARGE THEM After I finished drafting yesterday’s post, Richard added the second cupboard fixed to the gravity battens.Continue reading “Inside And Out”

That’s The Way To Do It

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP IN ORDER TO ACCESS ITS ENLARGED GALLERY, EACH PICTURE IN WHICH CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING THE BOX AT BOTTOM RIGHT I spent much of the day trying not to hamper Richard while he continued to work on cupboards. In the corner toContinue reading “That’s The Way To Do It”

Demolition

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ITS GALLERY. THESE PICTURES MAY BE VIEWED FULL SIZE BY SCROLLING DOWN AND CHECKING THE INDIVIDUAL BOXES AT BOTTOM RIGHT. This morning, Richard, Lee, and Ross from Kitchen Makers arrived on time and began taking apart our old kitchen. Richard concentrated on the sink area, andContinue reading “Demolition”

In The Kitchen

CLICK ON ANY GROUP IN A CLUSTER TO ACCESS ENLARGED IMAGES (NOT OF THE BEST QUALITY) This morning we visited Crestwood Showrooms on the Ampress estate in order to select flooring for the new kitchen. We then took our sample to Anne at Kitchen Makers in Sway. Anne will organise the installation. Jackie also discussedContinue reading “In The Kitchen”

Boxes, Bags, And Beams

29.8.14 This morning, beginning with my bedroom, I began the task of reclaiming my rooms. I filled eleven black refuse bags with shoes and clothes from my room, labelled them, and transported them to the hallway, along with the television and its various attachments. Karen Vick, from Leggett estate Agency, came to view the propertyContinue reading “Boxes, Bags, And Beams”

Rancid

A number of readers rightly gathered, from its brevity and the absence of culinary description in yesterday’s post, that I had run out of creative steam. For those concerned about the lack of sustenance, I can say that we had boiled eggs and toast for breakfast. On our knees of course. Well, on plates on our knees to be precise. WeContinue reading “Rancid”