Monday, May 24, 2010

Long post

I have been a bit lapse at updating poor bloggie, so this is likely to be a long post. And possibly a boring post at that.

This past weekend the sun finally came out in force and was a scorcher. Of course Martin had to work and then was off round the 18 holes of the golf course sunday morning.

Meanwhile I was supposedly catching up with housework after spending 4 days house/dog sitting for Mum and Dad. Whilst there I had intended doing a whole heap of crafting, but it didnt pan out like that.

Day 1 (monday) I discovered that despite all the stuff I had taken down there to crop with, I really couldnt manage without my baby bug. Eventually I gave up, came back home to feed the cat, and grabbed the cricut at the same time.

Day 2 After a rotten nights sleep (sorry mum but your bed is really uncomfortable compared to my own) I decided I deserved a day off crafting. Thats when I discovered I had left the usb lead for the cricut at home. Thats when I discovered my dad's printer is so old (over 2 years) it doesnt have any drivers available on line and I spent an hour looking for his original printer disc. Then when I finally got my laptop to recognise his HP, the stupid thing chewed up my bit of photopaper and after, refused to feed any more through, or worst still, cancel the unwanted print job.

Day 3 Food poisoning/a bug meant I didnt have to worry too much about the uncomfortable bed as I spent most of the night in the bathroom being sick. When morning eventually came I discovered there to be no healing drugs or suitable painkillers in my parent's medicine cabinette so had to stagger home where I collapsed into my own bed for the day. I did remember when I returned to some semblance of normality and went back to look after the dog's evening meal, to take the cricut usb lead with me but still felt too rough to craft

Day 4 I felt a little better and thought I would spend part of the day out in the sunshine at the shops. I needed a new baggie for my holiday and for the first time ever actually managed to find and buy something in TKMax (I am sure I am not the only person who keeps going in there hoping for a bargin and coming out empty handed). Martin was playing a pro-am golf match in North Kingsdown which for some odd reason 3G recognised as an address in France so I couldnt contact him to let him know I had been ill, so to cheer myself up I went for a bit of a spend in Hobycraft (only managed to get some paper flowers) and Dunelem (where the DCWD stacks were reduced) I did finally come back and do a bit of crafting but couldnt finish the LO with no printer.

Day 5 I got paid to spend the day with a great bunch of kids, mostly playing on the field in the sunshine.

Come the weekend - back home and ready for a rest but the housework and washing had piled up. The greenhouse plants were in need of lots of attention too, but I had run out of compost. Off to B&Q to stock up, but by the time I got there the whole world and his wife had bought up every bag of compost and every growbag so much time was taken up driving round trying to find some left somewhere.

However that did focus me on getting round to ordering my new greenhouse. With a slightly bigger, and structually sound one I could plant more in the ground inside it, rather than having to put everything into pots outside. I was really annoyed to find that the one Argos was selling (and I never got round to ordering) on offer, had gone back up to full price, but in the end there is a reason for everything because after more extensive net searching I discovered Homebase had an even bigger greenhouse with glass rather than polycarbonate for the same price as the Argos one!! Result! So ordered and awaiting delivery.
We spent a pleasant evening at Laura's as Wayne, encouraged by the hot weather, had also been to B&Q to purchase a BBQ and wanted to try it out.

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