Wishing to avert any further disasters I went to Argos and bought myself one of these. A jigsaw case. It feels a bit funny to work on - a little bit spongy, but the jigsaw sticks to it even when the case is stood upright. Money well spent I think, considering I do enjoy my puzzles.Thomas is learning about the Vikings at school and came home with a letter about Viking dress up day next week. I have until Tuesday to come up with a costume, although the teacher has kindly sent home some 'quick and cheap' ideas, and thankfully the helmets are being made at school.
After a lot of discussion and number crunching we've decided that rather than selling Tom's house we are going to keep hold of it and rent it out on Joan's behalf. This will mean she can stay in the home she's in and more importantly still afford to buy her favourite sweets for her!
The house is in pretty good nick but will need a basic new kitchen, a couple of new windows, a downstairs carpet and a lick of paint. Today I went to B&Q and they designed the kitchen for me. It's not very big and there was pretty much only one way of doing it, but it will look modern and more streamlined which is the main thing. Mark reckons Tom's kitchen is at least 30 years old so it definitely needs updating. We know somebody who will do the fit so all we need to do now is order the stuff, hand over the design and leave them to it.
I'm actually looking forward to it being 'done up'. It's like having a project on the go but without having to live with the mess that goes with it.
And we are now official members of the NT. Our passes and places to visit book arrived today. Don't think we can fit in going anywhere this week, but hoping to go back and see the apprentice house sometime next week.