I'm suffering with cold sores up my nose. I have 3 and they are killing me. Since having Amy I seem to be prone to them but I suppose I should be grateful they're where nobody can see them.
Thomas wanted to make a chocolate cake last night. He pretty much did all the weighing and mixing all by himself under my supervision and did a really good job.
I dropped off 2 bags of clothes to the charity shop this morning. A lot of them are brand new and the others have hardly been worn. When we were clearing the back bedroom I found 2 new toasters, 2 new kettles, 6 pairs of new slippers and 4 new shirts and ties still in their packaging. I have no idea why these things were bought and never used but hopefully somebody will benefit from them.
The kitchen fitter has been round tonight to have a look at what needs doing. It's the biggest job to be done at Number 14 and will go in this order, rip out, strip wallpaper (several layers again - bless you Tom), plaster, paint, fit kitchen, electrics, tiling. Doesn't seem too bad when it's down in black and white. There was room in the skip for the doors but this gives you an idea of the 'before' kitchen.
And one more before and after photo. Tom was really good at keeping his house in order and in his day would be up the ladders in a flash painting and cleaning. What he didn't like doing though was asking people to do jobs for him or worse still, paying people to do them, which meant as time went by things got neglected.
But now we've put new PVC cladding up and covered the crazy paving it's looking much better. We're trying to keep future maintenance to a minimum and this will just need a good wipe down every year. The windows and back door need to be changed and the blots on the landscape (aka wheelie bins) also need to be tidied up. I reckon in years to come someone with unearth that crazy paving and it will be like us discovering Roman mosaics!
Can't believe it's weekend again. I wish somebody would slow this world down for a while.