We are suffering cold continental air blowing from the east from Scandinavia and Northern Europe. Last year at this time we were basking in a freakish 20 degree mini heatwave. Either way, this weekend is about seeing friends, being with family and doing some gardening too. I don't care how cold and wet it is, the garden is going to get done whether it likes it or not!
|My Poorly Drive!|
Its been a busy fortnight with a few things happening. My drive has been dug up by the local water company after months of suffering a partially blocked sewerage pipe. I was surprised to learn that the pipes are (were) made of recycled material and had collapsed hence why the outflow was poor.
I don't know if you've ever bought an appliance for your kitchen or something like a TV or other electrical gadget and taken out insurance for it? Well sometimes I do and sometimes I don't depending on the size, usage etc. But like clockwork, on the anniversary of the purchase we get letters from the insurance companies asking if we want to extend the warranty for x years at x pounds. Most we decline. The washer, tumble drier and television are renewed because of the amount of use, but the rest of the letters are recycled. Sods Law dictated that last week the oven, which is not covered by insurance or warranty went the way of the Dodo and failed to work.
Anyway, for a one off fee, we got the company that covers all our water, gas and electricity insurance came out and we have two new switches on order, a new light and something else too technical for words, so it seems like pretty good value for money. Phew!
My boss has retired from work after a long and successful service this week. He will be sorely missed, a leader who inspired and led from the front. I wish him a long and happy retirement. I hope our new head will be as successful as he was.
My middle son has had a birthday, I've been to see the film the Great and Powerful Oz (which was wonderful in 3D and despite being a kids film was quite tense at times) and I've reviewed the morning papers for the breakfast show on BBC Radio Humberside last week which is always fun.
Have a great weekend