Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Settling down.

Getting back into blogging is playing a large part in settling down to my new life.   Bit by bit things are getting done, a place is being found for everything (well almost) and the bungalow is beginning to look tidy.

Sadly I can't abide mess so all the boxes were unpacked in double quick time.   I had wonderful help from W and C who were at the bungalow to receive the stuff when it arrived.   By the time my helper J and I arrived they were well on with putting the crockery away in the kitchen cupboards.

Tradesmen all came when they said they would come so that everything was finished on time.   The electrician is here this afternoon putting a socket in the garage for my electric doors.   My dog walker has just arrived to take Tess for a walk with her dog, Meg. 

Ukulele has taken a back seat - my mind was far too full of other things to concentrate, but I am starting again tomorrow when I go with a small group to play for Alzheimers sufferers and their carers.   It is a lovely afternoon and we all enjoy it so a good place to start up again for me.

Sounds as though we are in for a very cold spell of weather.   If so then I shall miss my dear old Aga.
Gas central heating is good but nothing beats the Aga for good toe-warming.

The world and its affairs have passed me by completely although I am now watching Breakfast television for the half hour or so it takes me to eat my porridge and banana.   Zimbabwe seems to be the headline today, along with the terrible scenes of famine and displacement in Yemen.   Nothing changes does it - just the site of the problem.  As somebody said (and I am sure one of you will point out who it was) 'Mans inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn.'

Until tomorrow friends.

26 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

You did well with your tradesmen, so often they let people down these days. There is quite a bit of threat of cold weather over Christmas and New Year - if only it could be prolonged wet weather.

Gerry Snape said...

Glad you are back with the ukulele...two of my grandgirls have started playing. ...I love it.....

Joanne Noragon said...

And again and over and over, welcome back. And with my utmost sarcasm, prayers and kind thoughts to victims. The world won't change in our lifetime, Weaver.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I'm amazed that you've got everything sorted out so quickly and will soon be happily strumming once again. I used to work with many people who'd left Zimbabwe for various reasons. They were mostly hard-working, honest people who deserve a decent country and a better leader.

justjill said...

That must be one of the smoothest moves, so pleased for you.

Terra said...

That sounds like a smooth and successful move for you and glad you are starting up ukulele again.

Librarian said...

All your tradesmen came when they said they would - now, that's a first! You should get in touch with the Guinness Book of World Records people :-)

Anonymous said...

I know I've already noted how glad I am that you are back "on air" but it is so true.
I look forward to reading your daily blog.
It's so good to read that you are organised enough to being picking up your usual activities.
That must mean that the move hasn't exhausted you and that Tess is feeling settled. Sue

Rachel Phillips said...

Farmers generally have a good relationship with tradesmen and use them regularly, and establish that good relationship. N'est-ce pas?

angryparsnip said...

So happy you are settled in and Tess is getting her walks.

cheers, parsnip

Bovey Belle said...

You are settling in very quickly and wonderful that all the tradesmen were so reliable - AND that you got broadband installed so quickly. I hope it is superfast.

I would really miss our Hergom (a Spanish type of Aga/Rayburn beastie) - especially for drying clothes on/near in the winter.

A dog-walker for Tess sounds perfect, especially with this bitter weather we have forecast. Not good for you to be out in.

Enjoy your Ukele outing!

littlemancat said...

So wonderful to see another posting! And glad to hear that you have a dog walker to help out.
Mary

Robin Mac said...

Welcome back to blogging, glad you are settling into your new home so quickly. Your tradesmen sound to be much more reliable than ours. Waiting for them to turn up on time is the bane of my life.
Your ukelele afternoons sound such a lot of fun and I imagine it would be good finger exercise for arthritic hands as well. Cheers

donna baker said...

Sounds like all is going well with the move Pat. I hope to see pictures of your new abode soon.

Midmarsh John said...

Great to read things have gone so smoothly. That will have helped relieve some of the stress of moving home.

Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

Overwhelmedly impressed. I moved house in July and am still surrounded by boxes. Hope all carries on smoothly with your settling in and that you will be happy in your new home.

John Going Gently said...

Weave with her porridge
Everything is right with the world

Polly said...

Welcome back. Wow you are very well organised. I’m glad everything went smoothly for you. Sounds like you’re settling in well, I hope you and Tess will be content and happy in your new home. Music is a good healer.

Cro Magnon said...

I always remember holding onto the bar of the Aga, with my back to the heat. It was pure heaven. We only had a two-bum Aga, but in winter the two bums were usually there as soon as we got home from anywhere.

thelma said...

Everything settling in - enjoy, I suppose it would be too difficult a wood burner instead of the Aga but the glow of a fire beats a radiator any day.

Jules said...

It sounds like you have had a smooth transition to your new home. I'm glad it has (finally) all gone well for you and you are settling in. X

Heather said...

Unfortunately I have electric storage heaters in my flat, which I do not like and think I shall replace. I have already done so in the living room and have a wall mounted heater which takes up far less space and warms up almost instantly. There was central heating in my previous home but I never used the upstairs radiators apart from the bathroom. I will see what the winter brings.
So pleased you had plenty of help on moving day and that you are already settling in so well.

Jennyff said...

Glad it's all going so well and to have you back blogging. I bet you will be totally organised for Christmas and well settled in your new home very soon.

Sue said...

It sounds like it's all going to plan ... must be your excellent organisational skills. I'm glad you've got a good dog walker for Meg, it must be a real weight off your mind :-)

I'd really miss my Aga now if I moved, if the house is cold knowing you can just go and sit by the Aga for ten minutes with a cup of coffee is brilliant.

Gwil W said...

Enjoy your music session. When Mugabe came to power told somebody they'll be dancing in the streets when he goes. Might yet be proved right. Floods in Greece. Earthquakes in Iran. Air pollution in India. No need to kill each other, we've more important things to contend with.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks to you all for returning after my prolonged absence.