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The Wedding of the Century - Getting ready
Saturday, October 13, 2018      1 comments

As reported by The Hottest Most Stylish Mother of The Bride ever in the History of Humankind It was seven months ago so you could be forgiven for forgetting how I was hunting high and low for my gloves the night before the big day. It was ... Read more
Not the Royal Wedding
Friday, October 12, 2018      4 comments

Another of the [minor] royals got married today. Seemingly it was shown on the televisual device that some people apparently still have in the corner of their sitting rooms. My televisual devices became redundant quite some years ago. In any ... Read more
I am feeling
Thursday, October 11, 2018      4 comments

A tad cross. Actually no I'm not. I'm feeling angry. Nope, scrub that. Fury. That's what I'm feeling. The person coming for a second viewing was on Tuesday. The chap did make an offer. £75,000 below the asking price, which I'd alre... Read more
Indian Summer
Wednesday, October 10, 2018      3 comments

The weather here in SE England is incredibly warm for the time of year. So much so that as I post this at * [see below] I still have my French doors open. Contrary to perceived wisdom, us Brits aren't totally preoccupied with the weather. How... Read more
I'm still just...........
Sunday, October 07, 2018      6 comments

.....................Doing this, sorting that, cleaning the other. Basically I've kept pottering along all day. I'm almost done. I've had to resort to hiding things away today what with the surveyor chap visiting tomorrow. But even the stuff... Read more
I'll just
Saturday, October 06, 2018      2 comments

There's still quite a bit to do before the surveyor chap comes Monday morning. It's vital he gets a good impression and OK's the equity release. If I don't get a sale going through in the next few weeks then my only hope is equity release. Fa... Read more
I live in a
Friday, October 05, 2018      2 comments

Well a kind of reverse Tardis. One where things shrink or expand to fill the available space. It's the only explanation. Despite having got ri... Read more
Energy Certificate
Thursday, October 04, 2018      4 comments

It's a legal requirement here in the UK to have an energy certificate if you wish to sell [or indeed rent out] your home. The usual cost for this is somewhere around £50 - £60. It gets logged to the property and is valid for ten years. The Es... Read more
Slow Cooker Rice
Wednesday, October 03, 2018      5 comments

Have you ever cooked rice in a slow cooker? Due to all the juggling I had to do for the fundraising event on Sunday, I decided to give it a go. Looked up various recipes. All basically said butter/oil the slow cooker so the rice doesn't stick... Read more
56 Days
Tuesday, October 02, 2018      2 comments

Put it in your diary - turns out I was wrong. Firstly the repossession orders are now done in multiples of 28 days rather than 30. Secondly there was a Duty Solicitor available today. I wouldn't have bothered with her except she was the only ... Read more
Here we go again
Monday, October 01, 2018      2 comments

I'm back in Court tomorrow regarding the house. I haven't found a buyer and my time is up. A couple of weeks ago I 'phoned the mortgage company's solicitor but couldn't get through. So I sent them an email. A few days later they replied they... Read more
Delegation? I wish.
Sunday, September 30, 2018      4 comments

Today we had the latest fundraising event for Nascot Lawn Children's Respite Centre. A short while before I was due at The Hostesses house, I called her. "Can you put the potatoes in your mini oven please"? "I don't know how to use it" she re... Read more
A momentary spasm of guilt
Saturday, September 29, 2018      3 comments

After posting my blog last night, I realised I was too tired to make the marmalade. I knew that meant it wouldn't get made because I wouldn't have time today or tomorrow morning. So I felt a bit guilty. Mind you, I hadn't promised to make it.... Read more
Production has begun
Friday, September 28, 2018      4 comments

I've made mango and chilli sauce plus pineapple and chilli sauce. The mango peel and pits are currently [hopefully] developing into mango syrup along with some sugar and lemon rind. I further adapted the piri piri recipe to make it milder. El... Read more
Piri Piri practice problems
Thursday, September 27, 2018      2 comments

I'm making some Piri Piri sauce [among other things] for the fundraiser on Sunday. I found a recipe I really liked the look of but, I figured it would be too hot for most people so would need adjusting. I halved all the ingredients except the ... Read more

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