I have purchased a lawn mower, a bed and a car online. I'd already looked at lawn mowers and a car so I knew what I wanted, but the bed with it's memory foam mattress wasn't good quality and it had to go back. I contemplated a trip to IKEA, as they couldn't deliver until mid July, but decided to try Amazon and everything arrives next week.
To do list carried over:
Learn to crochet (been carrying this forward since pre lockdown).
Investigate returning to the OU to finish my degree.
Add backing to pom pom rug.
Weed round back of the shed and mow lawns.
Schedule #PoCoLo blog posts.
Contact mattress company to arrange exchange.
Pay utility bills UK and Dubai.
Write gardening post for May.
Redecorate dining room and paint window sills in conservatory.
Set up plant netting.
159 Sunday Another day of rest just pottering around, walked Bob, gardening, watched tv, letter writing. I also got the roller brush out and repainted the lower walls in the hall as I could see brush strokes in a certain light.
The dog has been eating the beans, so I made each a pot a mini green house.
160 Monday My friend called by around midday to collect the logs from the tree I had cut down and we had tea, chocolate and lunch in the garden. Did the ironing in the evening whilst watching TV.
I kept one of the logs to use as a table.
161 Tuesday Up the Malvern Hills with Bob, then sat in the car park to read and have a drink and snack. Pottered around the rest of the day, some painting prep, sorted through attic stuff, to sell, to keep, to donate. Did some gardening, letter writing, watched TV.
162 Wednesday Up early to Sainsbury's to return the bed, on arrival I was informed returns only at Argos stores, nearest one is Kidderminster, 45 mins away. I did a food shop while I was there and pretty impressed. I'd been avoiding Worcester as I just, wrongly, assumed it would be chaotic. Paid the carpet people and a guy came back to seal the lino in the ensuite. walked Bob to the post office, spent the afternoon/evening on the family tree and Argos collected the bed at 7pm.
163 Thursday Started the morning with a bacon butty, then did nothing but sit on the sofa until lunchtime. I painted half the dining room, it bubbled so I had to sand/peel it all off and over fill it. Parcel dropped at mine for a house 2 streets away, so I walked round to deliver it with Bob. Bed at 8pm to watch iplayer as there was nothing on the TV.
Another skill added to my lockdown CV.
164 Friday Finished painting the dining room. The preparation is key, filling holes, re plastering walls, sanding and cleaning before the actual painting. Walked Bob, did a spot of gardening while the plaster dried. I had 2 double glazed units in the conservatory replaced. My friend and neighbour came round, we've fallen back into the Friday night 'talk random crap and drink wine' like we used to do before we moved abroad.
165 Saturday Spent a couple of hours mowing the lawn and tidying up the edges and borders. Put the dining room back together and painted the windowsills in the conservatory, cleaned and hoovered throughout and washed the kitchen floor. I walked Bob, watched some TV, paid bills, registered with the Doctors and almost finished the pom pom rug. Tesco food shop arrives this afternoon.
On the blog this week:
My Sunday Photo - Still going out for a latte, just in the garden or taking one with me on a walk
My Garden in May and plans for June.
Flying during lockdown
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Well you've had a more productive week than me! I've been on the homeschooling / WFH treadmill but one of the kids has returned to school (which actually adds to the workload as there's now a school run to contend with and the child who isn't at school doesn't have her sister around to play with). Anyway, impressed you bought a car online. not sure I'd be that brave. Good luck with the crocheting!ReplyDelete
i've replied on twitter, I didn't consider the impact of only 1 child returning to schoolDelete
I'm very impressed with you replastering walls! My husband is a big fan of sanding and filling holes, so I leave him to it. Glad to hear the bed was sorted and that Sainsbury's wasn't too stressful. That's a stunning photo of the Malvern Hills.ReplyDelete
I had to re plaster the walls, the paint was just peeling off and looked awfulDelete
Well done with your shopping! I'm glad you found someone to deliver quicker than Ikea.ReplyDelete
The mini green house is such a good idea.
It looks like you have been busy with the family tree research.
Is that plastering you have been doing? Go you!
What a great way to spend a Friday evening. x
Yep I've been plastering the walls to rectify the damage by tenants and incompetence of the painter I hired, got nothing left to do nowDelete
Productive as usual. Glad you've managed to get a bed ordered, but what a pain about the return. I love it when friends from years ago just fall back into place.ReplyDelete
Mt friend and I have stayed in touch over the years and she's been out to Dubai to visit us twice, so easy to fall back into a routineDelete
I'm seriously impressed with your DIY skills, you are still cracking on with painting! I've yet to lift a paintbrush since your previous weekly update! :/ However I have mowed the lawns, thankfully before the thunderstorm!ReplyDelete
It's so nice that your friend pops over to keep you company and it's just like old times! :)
You have done well to purchase such large and important items online - have to agree you definitely need to try a bed and have a jump around to check how comfy it is before buying! I'm glad Worcester wasn't as chaotic as you expected - I braved Aldi this morning and was pleasantly surprised too! Hope you have a fantastic week! Jealous of your bacon buttie! :) Sim x
Don't forget I don't have kids or a job to focus on, meaning I need to keep myself occupiedDelete
My mother did some online shopping and ended up never getting the correct order. Aww dog eating the beans...mine eats the mint leaves. That's an awesome picture of Malvern Hill that you've taken. Your lockdown CV will be amazing, I'm sure!ReplyDelete
I must really re write my CV, it's been a long time since I've workedDelete
I'm with you on online grocery shopping. It's OK for packaged foods, but with fresh fruit and veg, I prefer to choose my onw. Saying that, we have a weekly fruit and veg box delivery. I also recently ordered a memory foam mattress on amazon for a single futon bed, and it is awful. It's only good as a bouncy castle, and makes me dizzy to lie on it.ReplyDelete
Glad you're having a regular drinks evening with the neighbour. Beautiful panorama photo!
the new mattress is so much better, jsut got to wait for the frame to be delivered nextDelete
I don't like online shopping for food generally, although it's ok for long dated stuff like tins and packets. More progress on the house. I like the log table - I could do with finding something similar.ReplyDelete
I'm getting better at this online shopping, but I wish they'd just wait till everything was in stock rather than sending 3 separate deliveriesDelete
Well done on the DIY skills! I do like online shopping but some things just have to be seen before buy. Shame the bed wasn't right and you had to return it.ReplyDelete
Love that picture of Malvern Hill
Thank you, I've really enjoyed the DIYDelete
I'm very impressed with you replastering walls, that is amazing. Glad to hear the bed was sorted and that Sainsbury's wasn't too stressful. What a gorgeous view xxReplyDelete
Thank you, I've amazed myself alsoDelete
Our dog has eaten all our beans, last year it was the tomatoes so we put them elsewhere. I would have no idea on decorating and DIY! #project366ReplyDelete
It's amazing what you can learn online these daysDelete
I'm so impressed with everything you've managed to do around the house - well done ! How are you getting on with your family tree? I've had great fun doing mine. Nobody famous in it but a few lovable (from a distance) rogues ! Great to see you're able to catch up with your friend now.ReplyDelete
Thank you. I'm researching the family tree on an adhoc basis, as i get stuck inside it for daysDelete
Ive only been to the post office so far. Love the pot green houses may try that myself. I need to spend some time in the garden really this weekend. Nice that you are managing to catch up with friends on a social distanced basis. Very impressed with all the decorating ours is in desperate need of an overhaul.ReplyDelete
The little green houses worked really well with the beans, I did end up bringing them in on the window sill alsoDelete
Sounds like an ok an busy week. I don't enjoy online shopping but shielding our teen has meant I have had to rely on it. Not sure I am ready for real shops though, yet. #project365ReplyDelete
social distancing this week has almost disappeared in the shopsDelete
We have been relying on weekly food shops, but lately I have been a bit disappointed on the short dates. So I can understand why you prefer to see your shopping and pick it yourself. Lovely you have a regular Friday thing with your friend. This week the boys and I had a social distanced walk with a friend and it did us the world of good! xReplyDelete
Lovely you've been able to get out for a walk with your friendDelete
Well done on finishing the house, you have done an amazing jobReplyDelete