13 October 2018
In the morning I downed tools and watched Princess Eugene’s wedding. Lovely dress but the whole affair was a bit too Hollywood for me. To ease my guilt of watching television in the morning I wrapped apples, gathered from our trees, in paper and put them in boxes for storage while I watched. I don’t know if they are keepers or not but time will tell. The apples I mean.
While I was sorting apples Paul set off to Market Rasen (about twenty minutes from here) to do some food shopping and pick up a new toilet seat. Twenty minutes later he was back – he had forgotten his wallet. Oops! He eventually got home an hour or so later with enough food to last us the whole winter and a lovely new toilet seat. The grapes were the strangest fruit I have ever tasted.
Kat arrived at lunchtime to spend the weekend with us. Paul made the most of her presence and got her to help him hang some heavy mirrors and pictures. I just helped by saying “left a bit, right a bit, no I don’t like that, can we try the other one?”
The decor in my new sitting room is evolving gradually. It’s difficult to envisage with the flowery wallpaper and existing curtains. My Art Deco style mirror didn’t look right hanging above the traditional style fireplace. I tried my big Bridge of Sighs picture. Yes, that works for me. Not everyone’s choice of picture but it has a special significance for Paul and me (romantic times in Venice!). Now I just have to think about replacing the curtains. I’m having fun.