Saturday, October 29, 2005

Pumpkin time!


Pumpkin time!
Originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.
Archie carved the traditional All Hallows Eve pumpkin yesterday afternoon. I made a curried pumpkin and mixed veg stew with the innerds but it wasnt one of my best! We'd run out of onions and garlic which might have helped the flavour a little. I'd forgotten just how mushy the pumpkin goes when boiled for some time. Oh well, it's only once a year!
This morning I walked into town and back for some exercise. The library had it's book sale again and all the books were being sold very cheaply - 5 for a quid! I found Archie some guitar music books - one of Eric Clapton tunes and another of classical pieces. Also the three volumes of George Melly' s amusing biography "Owning Up" in one paperback. I'd read most of them but not the first about his childhood in Liverpool so looking forward to that.
Another book was about the Glastonbury music festival from its early hippie days until now.
Needless to say , these all weighed me down quite a bit so I was careful not to buy any more stuff than I could help!
Our garden shed has sprung a leak and it seems the roofing felt has split after only 5 or 6 years. I was hoping it would last longer than that. Hazel bought two rolls of new from B & Q and I nailed it down over the old this afternoon as the weather was fine enough to do it. It only took a couple of hours and I only hit my thumbs twice , which must be some kind of record!

9 comments:

Roger Stevens said...

Indeed - I Only Hit My Thumbs Twice is a record. I think it was recorded by Jimmy Nail.

Roger Stevens said...

Or Possibly the B&Q Sunshine Band.

michael said...

Yeees! Very droll Mr. Stevens! Kindly leave the stage!

Roger Stevens said...

Is my blog accepting comments? Seems to have been very quiet for a long time - well, over a day!

Clocks back tonight!

michael said...

Your blog seems fine to me Roger and accepted my comment without any fuss. I know blogger can play up sometimes though for reasons best known to itself.

Jonathan said...

I'm wodering how you could hit BOTH thumbs... unless, after hitting the first thumb you tried to go ambidextrous, which would make the second thumb an easy mark...

michael said...

I'm wodering how i did that too? Maybe it was a finger I hit? I get in such a state doing DIY that my brain goes to mush anyway so hardly know what my extremities are up too!

Cocaine Jesus said...

I tried re-roofing our shed using all the appropriate tools but gave up and instead covered the damn thing in the felt and sort of wrapped it around my shed top. It now looks like a lumpy growth that grows cancer like out of the side of the willow.

Two Thumbs Leigh sounds like a gunslinger.

Jonathan said...

Michael... I SO understand the DIY dilema... When I'm doing a project for a client, everything runs pretty smooth... try to do a similar fix up at home and all hell breaks loose. I don't have the right tools at hand, this do-dad won't perform properly... all accompanied by a mantra of curses that you'd never hear on a proper job...