54 Sunday A day at home, painting, dog walk in between the rain and coffee. We walked 5 miles and Bob remembered which shops gave him biscuits and he went straight to the counter to get one. A muddy walk and a fell down a rabbit hole, all ok though.
55 Monday Started the day washing and ironing, prepared a beef stew in the slow cooker and cooked GF banana bread. It was pouring with rain so got on with some painting then took Bob off to explore another area of town, dinner, another hour of painting, TV, blogging and bed. The view from the top floor.
56 Tuesday Windows, uPVC, conservatory and gutters thoroughly cleaned, I went out for coffee without Bob as there is some shopping I want to do but can't take Bob in those shops, took him out in the afternoon on a different route. Main bedroom and ensuite and bathroom now finished and half the landing and I painted all the radiators.
57 Wednesday Caught the train to Gloucester to meet my Daughter in law, 2a, and Grandchild, 2b. We popped into see child 1. Train delays from signal point failure meant it took over 3 hours to get home, no replacement buses available due to the roads being flooded.
58 Thursday Woke to snow on the hills, spent the morning sanding down and scraping paint off walls, tiles, light switches etc. The boiler was serviced and the issue with the radiators coming on when the hot water was the only one set on timer. A spring had gone and a new timer fitted. Walked Bob to the coffee shop and I cleaned the house.
59 Friday MIL, SIL and niece arrived mid morning. MIL is staying for 3 weeks to house, cat and dog sit while I'm in Dubai. I took MIL to the retial park to re familiarise herself with the town by car and foot. A visit from my Nephew, his fiancee and their son came for dinner.
60 Saturday We walked into town with Bob for a coffee and some shopping. Child 2, 2a and 2b arrived midday and stayed till around 7pm, we were treated to a back to front roll over from 2b and video called with Peter. Mothers/Granny presents opened, hand made cards and flowers from friend last week and picture frame from child 1.
On the blog this week:
Back to Dubai next week, here are some of the differences I've noticed.