The builder has finished! Yesterday was spent clearing up and washing down to get rid of the dust. Now it is all spick and span again - well , nearly. We are still waiting for the plumber, so we have a lovely wet room with fancy fittings but no shower until he comes and plumbs it in. And the new low-level loo sits waiting to be fitted. But other than that we are home and dry.
Friday again. Reminds me of my father who almost always said on Thursdays, with a sigh, "Ah well, tomorrow will be Friday and we've caught no fish today!" Might sound boring to you that he said it with unfailing regularity - but it has stuck in my mind as one of his little idiosyncracies and most Thursday evenings I remember it. Funny what passes down through the generations isn't it?
Auction Mart day. So, as we do every Friday, we are off into town - the farmer to look what the prices are like at the Mart and me to meet friends for coffee in The Golden Lion. Yes - I am afraid we are creatures of habit here. But this orderly life suits me.
Incidentally - the mention of catching no fish today refers to the fact that here in UK fishermen used never to set sail on a Friday as it was thought unlucky. I don't know whether that rule still applies - does anybody know?
And harking back to my father's sayings - have you got any sayings that have come down through your family and which you still use? If you have then I am sure we would all like to hear them. Perhaps we could compile a list?
##Photographs - before and after in the Utility Room - this is where we keep the farmer's wet boots, outdoor clothes etc. and it has been transformed, as you can see.
The multi-fuel stove is going well and the room is now very cosy.