Month: March 2012

March 31, 2012

Yes, I’m afraid the half-stripped room that was part of the reason for my holiday has been temporarily abandoned, as the good weather led me outside instead. I have four 6′ vegetable troughs in my garden. Two are filled with soil/compost, and already planted up,…

March 29, 2012

I really enjoy moving furniture arround, and trying out new layouts. However, my lounge is more or less sorted now, so I’ve been playing the same game in the garden. The garden dining set I bought yesterday arrived early this morning.

As I mentioned yesterday, I wasn’t sure if it would over-dominate the patio, and so I tried several different arrangements, including placing one of the benches in a different bit of the garden. However, in the end, I decided it looked ok lengthways down by the BBQ area, so that is where it is living.

March 29, 2012
March 24, 2012

Car

Picked up the Berlingo this afternoon. Although it obviously handles differently from my Scenic (which was an Automatic, rather than an optionally-computer-controlled Manual), I had no difficulties, and it was an uneventful drive back from Peterborough. Going to stick my nose in the manual tonight,…

March 23, 2012

Further to this post, I got my guitar and banjo back from Jon Haire today. The man is a genius. The Gallotone 3/4 sized guitar plays wonderfully. Jon has completely replaced the frets, and the action is amazing. He replaced the top nut with one…

March 19, 2012

I am on holiday for the next two weeks. I am spending it at home, intending to take care of a few things – a bit of decorating, some gardening, some BBQ/Cooking experimentation and maybe a couple of days out. This is my second holiday…

March 16, 2012

Last year, I was talking about my old Renault Scenic, and how it was playing up. I was thinking about buying a new car, and was considering whether to buy new or secondhand. The problems with the Scenic got fixed, and although I still thought…

March 16, 2012

I’ve been using Pearl Barley a lot in stews and things lately. It is a grain that I really love, and adds scrumptiousness to everything. Yesterday, on a whim, I decided to use up some milk by making a pearl barley milk pudding – pearl…

March 14, 2012

Knowing that there are one or two other CPAP users here, I thought that this might be of interest. I’ve just taken delivery of a radical (at least to me!) new nasal mask called SleepWeaver. Unlike conventional masks, this is made of soft fabric, and…

March 9, 2012

On the way back from Jon Haire’s today, I popped into Morrisons for some groceries. On the fish counter they had some amazing looking cod roe. They normally come in pairs, but I bought just one, as I am not quite sure what I am…

March 9, 2012

When I was young – 8 or 9, I think* – I wanted to play guitar. My brother was starting piano lessons, but I wanted to play guitar. We weren’t made of money, so I was delighted when my grandad gave me an old second…

March 6, 2012

So, anyone know the best place to order a “I HATE MORRISSEY” t-shirt?