Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Finishing the Christmas cakes and another picture for Christmas

Hello and welcome to a new follower - Sally, and many thanks to everyone for comments recently.

Yesterday morning we went to Ipswich. I'm pleased to say that  it wasn't too busy and we got around the charity shops and the other places that we needed to visit and then we headed out of town to B&Q.

Over the weekend while our son was here our shower packed up.We've only had it 2 years  but it's been a bit temperamental for a few months. The problem was the inbuilt thermostat which wasn't always letting enough  hot water through and then stopped completely. The REAL problem is our blinkin' hard water. We really ought to have a water softener. We've managed without one for 20 years and never had this problem before but now that showers have to have a thermostat built in ( 'elf and safety!) we may have frequent trouble. So no point in spending much money on a new one. I'm just so glad that I married a man who could fix almost all the things that go wrong in the house! New shower is fitted and working, it's nowhere near as nice as the old one, but it was "only" £80 instead of the £200 we forked out when we had the extension built and moved the bathroom. If only we had known then what we know now - and how many times have we said that!

Him outside was out early to work for the County Council this morning then this afternoon he was using the borrowed muck spreader and the borrowed rotervator to put some well rotted horse muck onto the big area on the field where we grow pumpkin, potatoes and squash.( It's a good thing that we can borrow all these bits of useful machinery as it would cost an arm and a leg to buy them all ourselves.)Then he came in to do all the computer stuff linked to this mornings inspection work.

In case you don't know what a muck spreader looks like!
I've had a busy day too. Started with the ironing. Then making a wreath for the door ( I found the foam base with decorations already  attached for 99p in a charity shop in Ipswich, so today I just wired on some conifer and holly bits to fill in the gaps) Followed by cooking up a vegetable curry for dinner and putting the marzipan and icing on the 3 Christmas cakes. 1 for us and 2 for gifts.

Several Christmas cards in the post this morning including a mystery one . We didn't recognise the Christian names on the card and can only assume it's from someone who comes to the campsite, mostly I only know people by their surnames as that's what gets written in the bookings diary.
So thank you to Andrew and Irene- whoever you are!

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