Monday, February 26, 2018

Fire Fire !

The scene at the end of our road yesterday after firefighters took three hours to put out blaze at local school. Arson is suspected. It wasn't me - honest guv! Road was shut so we had to make diversions to get to Alsager to have lunch with the Eves and Dave Smith. Nice sunny day - a bit too bright for driving really. Nice food and chats. Tony showed us his holiday snaps from Oz. Looked quite idyllic - on the Gold Coast - swimming every day. A bit of a rude return to Blighty with the snow and ice - they wish they had stayed there I think! Home by 5 as Hazel doesn't like driving in the gloom of dusk. Ate rather a lot so had cheese and biscuits for our dinner.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Boot Sale Bargains

Another indoor boot at the Memorial Court today - not many bargains but found a boxed set of Buddy Holly and Crickets ( and Clicks ) for £2 which seemed like a bargain - lots of songs I've never heard of as well as the hits. Hazel got a few bits and bobs including an ostrich egg ( with free goose egg ) for a quid, sewing sets, needles, forks, wrapping paper etc. Afterwards we went to Marbury garden centre to get some rosemary and hanging plants for the hanging basket which looks a bit sad at the moment. Then to Granma and Audrey's to keep at arms length as they have the lurgi. Collected a pile of logs from the tree they had cut down in the front garden.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Monday, February 05, 2018

Busy Sunday

Firstly the indoor boot sale at the Memorial Court - quieter than usual. Got two DVD's and some indelible pens. 3 packets of 3 for £2- but only bought one as not sure if they were working or not. They seem fine so wish I'd bought more. Pens are always useful. Hazel got a few bits and bobs including some overalls for Archie, some toffee tins, first aid tin, 2lb weight, easter egg made from card and bargain of the day - a mortar and pestle for 50p. Chaos and confusion in Aldi afterwards as some dozy bloke bought back an electric toothbrush that wasn't working and the till operator scanned it through thinking he had just bought it. So she had to call for the manager to sort it out - fill in forms etc. Meanwhile, massive queue building up! The manager was pretty hopeless too as instead of taking the man's toothbrush to one side to sort it she just left and the poor till operator had to deal with it - filling more forms whilst we all stood there like lemons. Hazel had enough and stormed out leaving all our purchases on the conveyor belt for the manager to sort out. What a mess! Will never go back to Aldi on a Sunday. Wednesday is much quieter. We went to the co-op instead and got what we wanted in no time. A bit more expensive but worth it. Our arty neighbours Beth and Simon came round for lunch. I'd made a lasagne and salad. Hazel bought the pudding in M&S - tart citroen (lemon tart) with creme fresh? and ice cream. Afterwards we had a silly game of Dixit. Nothing like Brexit thankfully but almost as incomprehensible! Later making pages for latest ISSUE assembling artists book. Rubber stamping the pages and laying them out on Archie's bed to dry.