Saturday, 8 August 2015

Bathroom and Bible

The bathroom is all but finished. He's coming back Monday after we've used it for the weekend to check there are no leaks, do the final snagging and give it a clean. 

We all have a favourite part, Mark's is the new shower, Thomas is particularly impressed with the light sensor for the cabinet and mirror and keeps waving his hands in front of them, Amy has claimed most of the bathroom cabinet already and for me it's the new wall mounted dispensers.
We found this in the bottom of a drawer at Tom's. It's a children's Bible and the box it was posted in.
It's a pop up book and after a quick google I've found out it dates circa 1935. I love the smell of old books and this one certainly smells old.
The Vicar rang this morning. She's coming out to see us on Wednesday. Coincidentally she's the Vicar of the church we used to attend as the Vicar in our parish is on holiday.

We have a 'to do list' that seems to be growing daily but at the top of it for one day next week is a visit to Chester Zoo. I want to see the new islands and we've not been to the zoo for a while so that's something to look forward to.

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  1. Chester Zoo sounds good! It's years since we went; we used to always go on Boxing Day, because the zoo was quiet and it was a good post-Christmas activity. I don't know if I'm brave enough to risk the crowds, although I really want to see the new islands exhibit! I might take my three this week or next. Mr AJ isn't in to zoos, so he always hates it!

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    1. Haha, I don't think it would normally be on Mark's list of things to do either but we all feel the need to get out for a day. We really like Knowsley but after a naughty monkey ripped a windscreen wiper off our car Mark won't go through the enclosure and everybody knows that's the best bit. xx

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  2. I like very much the dispensers! I've not been to Chester zoo for years but my top top would be to get there about Half hour before it opens so you get parked near the entrance. You can come n go to the car - so you can leave the picnic in there rather than lug it round. We do this every time we go. When you leave and see the cars parked as far as the eye can see, your aching feet and legs ( big zoo ) will thank you for being close!!

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    1. Yes, at big attractions it's the walk to and from them that can sometimes be the deal breaker. My lazy streak will only take me to places where I can practically park at the entrance lol. It was a toss up between shampoo and shower gel or whisky and gin for the dispensers! xx

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  3. I'm glad the bathroom is pretty much done.

    Have fun at the zoo, I'm with Angels other half, I don't care for them at all. So much so, that when we were away and Bill wanted to take Violet to Africa Alive (a zoo with a slightly more interesting name), I refused to go. I stayed at the cottage and cleaned it. Because I would rather clean a house than go to a zoo! I know. I'm a bit odd :O)

    xx

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    1. It's each to their own isn't it Sadie. If we were all the same it would be a very boring world! Love the Africa Alive name, wonder how much some marketing company was paid to come up with that haha.

      I'm glad the bathroom is pretty much done as well. I want to get in there and give it a good clean then have a nice long soak in the new bath. I'm in the process of looking for guest towels at the moment, they ones that are slightly bigger than facecloths but not as big as a hand towel so that's keeping me busy. xx

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  4. I really like the new bath dispensers, just my style.
    Tom must have treasured that children's bible to save it all these years. Funny the things that tug at the heart strings and we cannot let go. Its lovely that someone is treating his best loved things with respect

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    1. He was a funny bloke really. He has loads of lovely stuff but all packed away in boxes or suitcases. His pleasure seemed to come from storing things where nobody could see them. As I've said before, it's not as though once every so often he would get them out for us to look at. For example, when Amy was confirmed you'd have thought he might have shown her his own confirmation book or the Bible, but he never did. Such a shame really. xx

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  5. I have a picture of me as a child, in the 50's, giving an elephant a little cake at Chester Zoo!!

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  6. What a lovely memory - I bet we're not allowed to do that these days. You can be a zookeeper for a day though, as long as you are over 18 and are willing to pay £250. Although I love monkeys I'm not sure I'd want them jumping all over me so I'd definitely choose the elephants. xx

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