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More stripping
Friday, December 06, 2019      6 comments

I've been doing a bit more wallpaper stripping today.  Not with a great deal of enthusiasm it has to be said but needs must.  In between though I've been getting quotes for having my belongings brought from Elaine's place. The Worker Friend [?] ... Read more
Thomas the B@stard Tank Engine
Thursday, December 05, 2019      6 comments

Among other things today I started removing the wallpaper in the second bedroom.   Is there anything on this planet as tedious as scraping wall... Read more
Insurance Company says
Wednesday, December 04, 2019      6 comments

I got a call today from the Insurance Company.  From someone who is my 'claims handler' seemingly.  So basically Insurance Company says YES.  I have to say, I'd have been pretty damn angry if they'd turned it down.  Not so much due to the cost b... Read more
24 Days of Tea
Tuesday, December 03, 2019      6 comments

With all the shenanigans at Base Camp over the last few days, I forgot to tell you that when I went home recently, daughter had a little gift for me.  A 24 Days of Tea Advent Calendar.   ... Read more
The Water Gods
Monday, December 02, 2019      5 comments

Suffice to say it hasn't been the most successful few days here at Base Camp.  Nor was it The Worker Friend[?]s finest hour.  I mentioned all he did Thursday was swap a couple of cabinet doors over.  "You'l have to tell me where you want the rem... Read more
Giving Thanks
Thursday, November 28, 2019      5 comments

As it's Thanksgiving in the States, I thought I'd join in and 'give thanks' for the good things that happened today rather than focus on the minor irritations.  Three double glazing firms came to see what windows I want.  Another is coming tomor... Read more
Base Camp Basics
Wednesday, November 27, 2019      4 comments

My all too brief visit home is over - time to get on with the work here at Base Camp.  I have largely been focusing on the basics.  Electrics, boiler, etc.  The window in the kitchen and in the smallest bedroom both need replacing so today I've ... Read more
I nearly forgot - again!
Tuesday, November 26, 2019      7 comments

My last 'official' weigh in was 26th August - the Monday before I left the old homestead.  I blogged about how I'd weighed in at Elaine's when I visited back in October.  Basically her scales said I'd lost 7lbs but obvs I couldn't be sure due to... Read more
I'm back again
Monday, November 25, 2019      6 comments

My weekend away was a bit of a mixed bag.  Thursday my ulcer started playing up and Friday it was even worse.  Meh!  I was going anyway come hell or high water.  Luckily [or unluckily really] Elaine also has an ulcer so she had some Omeprazole w... Read more
Thursday, November 21, 2019      7 comments

I mentioned I hurt my hand at the weekend.  I was just finishing the washing up and as I'd noticed something had been spilled on the microwave turntable, I figured I'd give that a wash too.  As I lifted the turntable out with my right hand, part... Read more
Wednesday, November 20, 2019      6 comments

The gas meter problem has been sorted thankfully.  Both the gas and the electric are on key meters here.  The day I moved in an engineer from the supplier came out to 'clear the debt' on the gas meter that the last occupant had left. Since then ... Read more
Trials and Tribulations at Base Camp
Tuesday, November 19, 2019      6 comments

The boiler installation was completed Thursday.  Hurrah.  Running hot water and central heating.  Just as Robert was finishing the job, The Worker [Friend?] and the courier turned up with the second hand kitchen so it was all a bit manic.  ... Read more
Bo Jo and Bob
Wednesday, November 13, 2019      6 comments

This is Bo Jo.   He was residing in my kitchen pretending to be a boiler.  Tbf he is a boiler.  Or was.  But he don't work no more.  He's named... Read more
Tuesday, November 12, 2019      3 comments

Sometimes something or someone comes in to your life that is just so 'right'.  Sometimes it's something you're looking for.  An outfit for a special occasion.  An item of furniture.  A pair of shoes.  A paint colour.  A new coat.  A job.  Or any... Read more
Scintillating at Sixty -Skin so Soft
Monday, November 11, 2019      5 comments

Five months to go. Eek!  The weeks and months are slipping by so fast.  And tbh I've been so focused on 'Base Camp' that I haven't given much thought to being Scintillating at Sixty.  I have been kind of getting back in to slapping on the m... Read more

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