Sunday 26 April 2015

Check list

Washing and ironing all done? - check
Housework done? - check
Dishwasher emptied? - check
Tickets ready? - check
Taxi to station booked? - check
Embroidery work ready? - check
New books on my Kindle? - check
New batteries in the camera? - check
Suitcase packed? - oops, I knew I'd forgotten to do something!  I'll do it in the morning, before we chuff off on our holiday.

We're doing our usual steam train trip round Britain with our old friends from Cornwall plus Scrappy and her husband.

Make sure you all behave yourselves while I'm not keeping an eye on you.  Bye for now. Chuff, chuff, chuff, chuff.

Saturday 25 April 2015

Sale time....

Spring is sprung
The grass is ris
I wonder where
The birdies is?

I reckon they're all with the quilters at the Craftsy Spring Sale, where there are kits, fabrics and yarns at up to 60% off. If you want to join us you'd better hurry though, the sale finishes at 11.59MT on 26 April.

Note: this is a sponsored post.

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Another Handy Household Hint ....

... here's another good way to avoid doing housework.  This one's better than my last one, as it allowed me to be too busy for housework for six days.

So how does this work?  Well, I'll tell you.

Day One: think you might like to buy a new car, and spend some time working out whether it's a sensible thing to do.  Finally decide that, sensible or not, you're going to do it.

Day Two: start researching which car you'd like.  By the end of the day you should have a short-list of two or three cars.

Day Three: carry out on-line research into models, prices, etc.

Day Four: visit dealers for test drives and decide which one you want. Negotiate and agree the price with the appropriate dealer.

Day Five: do nothing apart from arranging insurance for the new car.

Day Six: go and pick up your lovely, shiny new car, drive it home and spend the rest of the day showing it off to friends and family.

and here it is - my housework avoidance result.

I hope you've found this helpful.

Saturday 18 April 2015

Handy Household hint ....

,,,, here's another in my series of helpful posts.

This time it's how to avoid cleaning/ironing or whatever else you hate to do but have to, for a couple of days.

It's easy.  All you have to do is decide to buy some new garden furniture. A couple of weeks ago, that's exactly what I did.  So, on a lovely, sunny Easter Monday, off I went, on a mission.  Big mistake.  Sunny Easter weekends are a good time to not go to garden centres, but I forgot that. There were queues everywhere.  The first place I went, didn't have anything. The second place, once I finally found a parking space, didn't have anything. Third time lucky though. Once I had queued to get into the car park and queued again waiting for a parking space, I found exactly what I wanted. It wasn't what I had gone out looking for though, so I thought I ought to ask Mr Fixit to come back with me (the next day) to make sure he liked it. Luckily, he did, but he wouldn't buy it that day as he has a pensioner's card which gives him 10% off on a Wednesday so we just measured the box to make sure it would fit in the car and didn't need delivering and then went home. Then, Wednesday morning, bright and early, off he went to buy it. He paid for it, and had a very helpful employee help him to take it to the car. Disaster, even with two helpful employees, it would not fit.  Don't know how that happened (but I'm really glad he did the measuring the day before and not me!). He had to come home a few hundred pounds poorer, but without the furniture. Eventually, that evening, a friend of Mr & Mrs Nomad's, who owned a van, went and collected it for us and brought it to our house. Pheww.  If we had but known it, that was the easy bit!

So, next day, fairly early, finds us outside unpacking the box and starting the assembly. With a brief stop for lunch, it took us from about 10 am till 4 pm to put it all together. Sadly, by then, the sun had gone and the weather was chilly again, so all we could do, until yesterday, was to look at it from indoors. it does look lovely though.

Come back in a day or so for the next of my Handy Household Hints, which will show you another way of not doing the chores you hate.

Friday 10 April 2015

Craftsy Flash Sale


 Get better at what you love to do during Craftsy’s FLASH sale! 

This weekend only, get up to 50% off Craftsy’s best online classes. 
Plus, enjoy hours of up-close instruction from expert instructors, without ever leaving your home! Sale ends Sunday - shop now by clicking the picture above

(note: this is a sponsored post)

Wednesday 8 April 2015

I feel old now ....

... Why?  because my daughter (Mrs Nomad) made a comment the other day about being almost 50! Since my brain knows that I am only about 30, what I now need to know is

How can my daughter be older than me?
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