Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Double glazing - pah

This morning every one of our new double glazed window was covered in condensation, on the outside! All the old single glazed windows were perfectly clear. Thank you EU, we didn't want double glazing and now look - oh no we can't, we can''t see out...

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Wet, wet, wet

and then some more wet.
The rain has fallen for what seems most of the night and a large chunk of the day. The garden is rapidly turning into a mudbath, the dogs are soggy and the house is damp (two loads of washing don't help!). So we've given in and lit Pig who's now chuntering away nicely.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Dining Room update

I collected the curtains at the weekend, they look very fine hanging at the windows. Then we went on a table hunt and found the perfect table at Beevers. Unfortunately it has to be ordered and shipped in (they need to fill a container) so we can't have it until next year. Next small delay, the lady who makes loose covers and is going to recover the easy chair for us has broken her arm! But if we can't have the table until next year then I don't think the chair is urgent, and to be honest it doesn't look too horrendous now that the rest of the room has changed.
No aga or heating tomorrow (servicing) so we've kicked Pig into action and he's quietly sizzling away.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Explosive events

Hebe has discovered the conkers strewn around the house, they're just too tempting, last night I took one off her and put it down with a load of other stuff which was subsequently thrown on the open fire.
We went out to feed pigs and sort out plants in the greenhouse; when we came back there was a very funny slightly burnt smell and shards of cooked conker skin in the hall! Fortunately no-one was around, no-one got injured and nothing got burnt (slightly singed maybe...), phew.