I spent quite a bit of time in the garden today so I thought I’d post some photos.
I decided to build a bathroom cabinet to hide an ugly pipe, so I bought some doors and some wood and set about doing so.
Here’s a picture of the area before the cabinet went in:
Here it is with the cabinet in place and the doors attached for positioning:
And here it is with the door knobs attached and a final coat of paint:
We still need to get the tiling done, the decorating and find a matching toilet seat…
For those of you who want to see the inside:
My assistant wasn’t much help at all:
Today, June and I went grocery shopping at Tesco. Normally we go to Sainsbury’s or the Co-Op in Pocklington but the Tesco in Market Weighton is a much larger store and has a greater range of items, so every once in a while we go there to stock up on the the things we can’t get locally.
On the way back we decided to eat out for lunch and stopped at a pub we haven’t tried before, even though it’s pretty close to Pocklington. The food was reasonably priced on the menu and I’m always a little wary that it might mean they skimp on the quality or the portions. However, when the food arrived it came on plates that made out eyes boggle – neither of us managed to finish it all but what we had was delicious for pub fare and we’ll definitely go back again. Even now, a couple of hours later, I’m feeling pretty stuffed and the work I was going to do in the garden will have to wait a little longer. If you’re ever in the Pocklington area and looking for a pub meal it’s worth checking out the Wellington Oak on the A1079. If you know the area at all, it’s opposite the Pocklington Canal.
We bought a new pair of phones for the landline while we were in Tesco – our old ones were giving all kinds of problems and I’m always concerned about missing business calls. No worry now. 🙂 The installation of them was a doddle, which is a contrast to the previous ones as they took a lot of faffing with.
We’ve had quite a change in the house over the past couple of weeks. The smallest bedroom, which had the treadmill in, has now been taken over by June’s two desks – computer and art – and this has left more room downstairs. Well, there would be more room if we’d managed to find someone who wanted the treadmill, but so far no luck. Maybe it’s going to be a permanent fixture in the dining room.
Today I had a little lie-in, which was pretty cool. However I don’t like to spend too long in bed or I feel as if I’m wasting my own time. Besides, I need to put out seeds for the birds and squirrels in this cold weather, even though it’s been slightly milder today.
I seem to have spent a lot of today doing very little, but I went out for a walk in the sleet to get a paper. The centre of Pocklington was really quiet and even the pubs I passed had virtually no one drinking in them.
I received a call from my dad who’d just returned from taking my brother to the hospital where they found that he had a broken ankle. He fell over on Christmas eve and thought he’d just twisted his ankle, but it turns out he’s been limping on a broken ankle for three days.
This afternoon I watched Inception for the first time and while I thought it was a good film it wasn’t as clever as I’d been led to believe it was.
I managed to fit in some time to draw an prepare a couple of Mitchell cartoons for tomorrow and Friday. I hope I can find time to do Wednesday’s Mr. Smoozles comic strip as we’re out visiting much of the day.
Oops, it’s after midnight so I’d better call it a night, particularly as the cat is giving me funny looks. I think he wants feeding.
Sorry for not updating properly over the last week or so. We still haven’t had the phone line fixed and it’s proving to be a real inconvenience. While I can get onto the internet in short bursts, I can’t really update because I can’t connect to the internet and my main computer at the same time, which is a pain.
June’s going to call them up again to see what’s happening. Once the line has been fixed I’m going to seriously think about changing ISP because this service has been pretty dreadful. Who’s best for quality and value for money?
The weather has been pretty good today, with the sun out most of the time, although we keep getting some clouds coming over. I’m currently inside having drawn the Mitchell and Octavius cartoons for this week and prepared them for the web site. All while listening to the wonderful Miles Davis.
I finished off the first draft of my TV script yesterday, which pleased me no end. Although I’m pretty pleased with it (for a first draft) I’ve asked a few friends for their opinions. It’s easy to be too close to our creations and get wrapped up in the excitement of actually finishing a piece, so I need a bit of a reality check. Fingers crossed.
Yesterday evening I mowed the lawn and this morning I trimmed the hedges at the front of the house. June’s been planting out some new plants and shrubs as well as tidying up and the whole garden looks pretty good at the moment. The lawn isn’t in the best condition, but it had a lot of moss in it from the winter and although I’ve been treating it the shortage of rain over the past couple of months hasn’t helped matters. Although we had some rain earlier this week, the lawn is only just beginning to show signs of improving now.
Went to the supermarket after lunch to get a few things. You’d think it was a bank holiday or Christmas the way people seemed to be stocking up. All I can think of is that there must be a lot of parties going on for the England match this evening. Me, I’ll be watching the Grand Prix qualifying and then Doctor Who. While I hope that England do well, I can’t sit and watch football. Rugby League is a whole different matter, of course. 🙂