Klutz I am I managed to break our old bedroom wardrobe. In my defence it was on its last legs anyway after been in the house since we bought it. It was also a pretty cheap wardrobe so I am amazed at how long it actually has lasted. I may have slammed it shut Tuesday morning which left it hanging slightly out of line from its rail. So when the wife opened it the door fell on her.
I would like to say it was all part of a plan to do away with her, but alas not and she is okay, with a bump on her forehead and in a stonker of a mood with me. So to make it up to her I am buying her a whole new fitted wardrobe. A nice shiny top quality new one from SlideWardrobes.co.uk, to keep her appeased. I let her choose the style and colour, as you would guess she chose the most expensive option, my own fault for asking her.
Anyway because the wardrobes are made to measure it takes one to two weeks for delivery, so for now we have to manage with door less fitted wardrobes. One thing I have noticed with both doors being off is that the wife takes up, pretty much 80% of it with her clothes, shoes and accessories. I now can see where the credit card bill comes from, her bloody clothing collection. As I was taking the doors down I had a rummage through her clothes. There are items still with tags on in there!! Even the stuff without tags on, I don’t recall ever seeing her in some of these clothes.
Apparently British women have £5billion worth of unworn clothing in their collective wardrobes, I think my wife is probably 50% of that figure judging by what I can see. Most women have at least six outfits of unworn clothing, these include skinny jeans, tight dresses ad short skirts. I know before the wife lost some weight she would by skinny jeans and dresses with the aim to get into them when she lost the weight she wanted to. However when she lost the weight she went out and bought new clothes, she apparently didn’t like the other things she had bought previously that now fit her.
I think I might stick a lot of these on eBay think I could get a fair whack for her clothes especially the stuff she hasn’t worn. She wouldn’t notice, she buys new clothes all the time, so it’s not like the wardrobe would look suddenly empty!
This weekend has been pretty successful, I have managed to get a lot of work done in the garden, and its great haven’t had good weather for a while, well not enough to get all the jobs done. I even managed to top up my tan! Anyway hopefully this weather keeps going and I can get out a bit more. I have really logged far too many Xbox hours in the last few months!
The garden room is particularly handy for getting my veg off the ground; it’s a nice sun trap so it’s warm in there during the day and light so my seedlings are getting off to a strong start. Inside I have Summer Radish, Summer Lettuce, Peas and tomatoes. Outside in my beds I have also planted onions and new potatoes, ready for a summer crop. I am also working on my other beds and pots, for the radishes and lettuces etc. As well as sorting out my veg, I cut our grass, as it was growing like crazy and power washed our patio steps as they were covered in moss and quite slippery.
After a hard days graft, I was looking forward to getting in and watching the final score, waiting to see how Leeds fared. Badly really, we lost at home 2-1 to Brighton. They took an early lead and after that we were just trying to catch up. We got a break when Diouf scored a penalty however when he celebrated at the away fans, he was sent off, which is bloody annoying. Add to that Austin was given a red card for a bad tackle. It did help that Brighton went down to ten men, but with us down to nine in the last minutes we couldn’t grasp anything back. And now Diouf and Austin will be out for the next couple of games. And really we don’t have anyone else. What a nightmare.
Our last game is next Saturday away at Watford; hopefully we can bring out a win for the end of the season, although I am not hopeful. I am just looking forward to next season now and maybe a stronger squad. One can only hope! I caught the highlights of Manures game at the Emirates against Arsenal, I was really hoping the London side would beat them, they were pretty lucky in the first half, scoring an early goal and being given an easy time by the ref. But they squandered that and in the last minutes of the second half by giving a penalty away to Manure. RVP took it and scored and that was it. Anyway Manure have the title, urgh, glad it’s not plastic Citeh, or Chelski, but would have preferred Arsenal or Tottenham. Not sure if Manure will still be able to dominate next season as I reckon Citeh and Chelski will be investing heavily and fully changing their teams to get the edge.
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I have had a busy weekend this weekend, with the good weather to the end of last week I have been out in the garden, tidying and planting a few plants as well as sorting out a small vegetable plot. On Saturday the wife and I were able to get out our garden furniture and sit out for a bit on our decking. We didn’t get to enjoy it that much last year, thanks to a rubbish summer, so it was nice to be able to sit out and see the house and garden from a different perspective.
Saturday afternoon/evening saw the guys and I celebrating Leeds win over Millwall, we only won 1-0 but it was good enough, my mate Keith went to the game, said the atmosphere from the Leeds Fans was fantastic, not so much Millwall as hardly any turned up! We do need to be getting more goals in though, Saturdays only goal came from a penalty and although any goal is good would have like to see us strike some in the net. We had quite a few shots and more on target than Milwall, but nothing was converted. Next time hopefully. Speaking of next time we face Leicester on Tuesday (away) and then away again on Saturday down to Crystal Palace. We really need to build on points and goals if we are going to get into the playoffs. However I won’t be holding my breath!
On Sunday I had a day of rest which meant catching up playing Crysis 3, a review of which I will put on in a day or so. I also watched the Tottenham Arsenal game, the first half was actually quite boring, apart from the two Tottenham goals being scored. The reason I thought it was boring, was that Arsenal didn’t seem to show up. Defence was poor not marking very well nor keeping up with the pace of Bale and Lennon. There were only two minutes between both goals and Arsenal I think had dozed off at that point! After the break, and probably a massive bollocking from an anxious Wenger, Arsenal found some more pace and the ability to defend
The second half was much better, end to end, unfortunately injury scuppered Tottenham at times with Adebayor being stretchered off. In the end Arsenal only got one goal back from Mertesacker, but one thing for sure, they are missing something. Oh Yeah RVP! Anyway Tottenham move above Chelsea into third which is pretty good, you never know if Bale keeps on his scoring streak Tottenham could catch up Citeh. Anyway you can catch some Wenger mumblings on the defeat here on the BBC.Read More
After our clear out last year the garden is pretty bare, well apart from the Oeco garden rooms. So we have been waiting to plant some things until this year and we will also be starting of small. Because we are both gardening novices this will be a learning curve, anyway here’s what we have so far:
Tomatoes – Staring off inside on window sills.
Peppers – Like tomatoes.
Potatoes – Chitting them.
Raspberries – Planting new bushes.
Brambles – Planting new bushes.
Currently have some fuchsia cuttings on the go in my garden rooms as well as chrysanthemums.
The wife is in charge of buying bulbs and new pots for the next month.
Not a lot really but with the bad weather there really isn’t much you can do. In the future we may try growing more veg, just don’t really want to be overgrown with it all though. Ideally we want to keep the garden looking aesthetically pleasing as possible. The garden room has come in very handy, we have used it all through winter and no doubt once the better weather arrives we can use it more, and the great decking.
I was also thinking about getting a bigger bbq, as the portable Smokey Joe one I bought last year is a bit small if we want to serve more than just my wife and I. I will still keep it as its portable, plus if we have a big bbq party we may need two. Weber seem like a good brand, I haven’t had any problems with the one I bought last year so may just go for another Weber one, maybe the One-Touch Gold. It’s a charcoal one (I believe charcoal is the only way for proper bbqing) it’s a good size, has a built-in lid thermometer, the Weber Tuck-Away™ lid holder and 2 Char-Basket™ charcoal fuel holders.
I just hope we have some better weather this summer so I can enjoy my garden!Read More
So with Christmas just around the corner and family visiting for Christmas the toilet in our guest bathroom has decided to break. Having a look at it I think the mechanism inside has cracked and not working properly. Also the handle used to flush is damaged and the seat cracked.
I called round one of my mates who is a plumber to have a look to see if it could be sorted. He said it could but as it’s an old toilet anyway it probably would be better just to get a new one. Great more expense and hassle. So I had to order a plain white toilet from UK bathrooms, the company who sorted out our house bathroom which should hopefully be here tomorrow ready to fit.
My brother has been here for two days, luckily we still have two other working toilets and the one in the guest bathroom can be used in an emergency with a bucket of water to flush it. However I doubt a situation would be become that bad unless the wife gives everyone food poisoning or we all contract the Novo Virus!Read More
Having to fit a new bathroom extractor fan today. On Friday my old one stopped working out of the blue. So it meant a trip into town to get one this morning as I couldn’t be bothered this weekend! The wife nagged me so much to sort it which is why I had to go out this morning.
I am no major DIY expert but fitting an extractor fan was too challenging, just swapping over parts and rewiring. So we have a working fan again, just not too sure for how long going by my past DIY experience.
Weather has been a bloody nightmare though, pissing it down! Garden is looking at it flooded need to sort out my water run off once the rain subsides. Another job for the list! It says there is going to be lots of floods on the roads, queue usual pictures of knob sacks attempting to cross fords in their little cars, and people getting trapped because they couldn’t have possibly stayed at home!
Anyway t’was good to get a win on Saturday against Notts Forest, was a little touch and go in parts but luckily we pulled it back and Forest couldn’t catch up, few. Although they did try right into stoppage time. Becchio and Poleon scored, it was Poleon’s first start for Leeds and a good one at that. Oh and apparently Bates is in ‘talks’ with a ‘banking institution’ over some sort of proposed investment into Leeds.
Anyway, Wednesday to come, we face Everton at home in the League cup, not got a massive amount of hope for a win, Everton are currently third in the table, which aint bad.Read More