the other bit of our week off

July 22, 2009

Wednesday I relaxed with AM at her place, we did a little knitting and aslo did some deft moving of a rather large Futon up the stairs and in to their spare room. Then brought AM to our house to have a wonder around our garden and play with the kittehs as AM says.  Then a lift to the airport for her so she could go and get a 2nd hand sofa that she had reserved. Her husband was waiting there for us and I felt like some sort of human traffic tender dropping her off in a MacDonald’s car park.

Thursday Scotty and I went back to Wells. I’d not been there in ages. We did the tourist thing and ate fish and chips on the sea front from the one and only French’s. Having worked there as a teen its the only place I get my chips from in Wells. Then after stocking up on Samphire and Cider we drove to my brothers house to stay over the night. We played with the kids whilst dinner was prepared. The Samphire was delicious in butter and balsamic vinegar, all with fresh bread and home made home grown vegetable soup. My brother and his wife make my attempts at growing veg seem like what they are really. Just a couple of pots. They have a kitchen garden area and a greenhouse and plan to have a whole veggie patch in the woods at some point.

I gave Tom and Izzy a bath and got them to bed. Then read them stories, as an aunt its lovely to be able to do these things. Then finally the wine and cider came out and we stayed over for the night in the annex. A very bad nights sleep but made all the better by a home cooked breakfast and two very chirpy 3 yr olds very happy to see us because we stayed over.

Friday. I drove home and spent the whole day in RECOVERY. The current recovery position of choice is the sofa, with blanket and knitting. *aaaaahhhh*

Saturday we went to (Cough norfolk accent) bee and coo (B&Q hardware store for international readers) We spent lots of money on little things we needed like a new velux blind for the bathroom window. A hose for our tiny back garden and a new saw for… and now I completely cant remember why we bought a saw. Anyway, Scotty dealt with fitting the hose to the new garden tap and tested out watering the plants. We can now stand in one corner of the garden and water it all from just the one spot. The sheer hight of laziness but we’re proud we can. Oh and we don’t waste water. I do stand over every pot and only water each pot. I don’t like weeds growing through our white shingle. Then I spent a good 2ish hours in the bathroom fitting the blind. now the screws are small about [——-] this big but the lips on the frame work to fit the window are [————–] this big. The screws are self tapping so even with a magnetic screw driver you have to hold the screw in place to tap it and screw it. This is why I did the blind fitting and not Scotty. Much swearing ensued and many a screw was dropped to the amusement of our cats. Finally I managed to get all the bits in place and stood proud as any DIY is a step further than I usually tread. I love crafts but DIY? *shudder* Its the sweaty hot jobs that mean dirt gets trodden around the house and I end up looking like a builders bum.. or something like that.

Still, because of a couple of hours trying to fit my head through a small roof window and screw screws in to it at the same time and fold my arms in the gaps I was very proud and we now have nice dark mornings in our bed room. I tend to leave the bathroom door open so the cats don’t scratch at it and so if I do need to get up in the night I don’t wake Scotty opening the door, and don’t fall in to it like a semi comatose idiot. The long and short of it is, I’m proud it works. HOORAH!

we bought a couple of films. Harry Potter and I am Legend. Loved them both. I’m rubbish at film reviews.

Then finally Sunday we had lunch at Loch Fyne fish resaurant in Norwich. It was Divine. It brought back holiday memories because I had oysters. They were fresh and lovely. Service was good, food was spectacular and its light and airy in there too. I’m definitely going there again and will all their fish being sustainably sourced I’m very impressed.


  1. sounds like the perfect weekend. I love Loch Fyne, its definitely one of the best restaurants in Norwich.

    Good on ya for getting that blind fitted. I’m hopeless at that kind of thing. Don’t know where to begin. Especially if it involves power tools – I can’t stand them.

  2. Thank you for trafficking me! You are a very nice trafficker, esp. as you let me graze in your garden 🙂

    Your holiday week was much more productive than mine has been, it feels like — or maybe it is the despair that is setting in because the week is over. *sigh*

  3. Glad I came back to this site some new very interesting items which I wanted to know more about. Great work on your site.

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