We finally bought a second-hand car after my MIL's one packed up a while ago. I was going a bit spare not being able to leave the house for ages, so it came just in time. I had too much fun getting in there and going over everything with a disinfectant wipe. I have … Continue reading We have a car again!
I really don't know how it's come to this but I'm pretty sure the landlords and/or estate agents are trying to force us out. I can't remember how much detail I went into when the landlords came to visit us in December, but basically, they were pretty annoyed that the estate agents lied to … Continue reading No more renting
So obviously we've had no central heating for about a week now (it might be a week today actually but I'm not sure). Originally we were told it would be sorted by Saturday last week, this did not happen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTncKsqqltk The problem was some sort of valve that needed replacing because it had … Continue reading Our engineer hates us and I don’t know why
As always happens at the most inopportune of times, our central heating has packed up. Of course, it's winter, and it's really fucking cold. It turns out the problem is with a particular valve, the boiler would apparently fire up for a second when the boiler man held the valve down into a pipe, but … Continue reading Boil(er)ing point
Air raid sirens are one of my interests, probably started by the original Silent Hill game when I was a kid. I think I also just like things that cover a lot under brief symbolism. I like flags and they represent an entire landmass, people, language, and way of doing things in just one icon. … Continue reading Musings on Civil Defence sirens
Maybe life would be easier if I was of those people who didn't have feelings about anything.
This month has been very busy and exhausting. We've also all been a bit ill in a different way. I had a fever and some mad confusion, Will got a sore throat, my sister-in-law was sick and it looks like my mother-in-law might have got C. diff from work! So really not a smooth time … Continue reading Christmas catch-up
We were prepared for the possibility of getting a flight to Israel at 5 in the morning. Thankfully that didn't happen. Will went to bed after a weird date night, I stayed up cleaning because the landlords were due to inspect us in the morning, and I had the election broadcast on the TV … Continue reading I guess we’re staying for now
Hello everyone! I am officially, undeniably an adult, my 20's are behind me. It feels a bit weird but probably not a lot will change day-to-day. I got some super cool presents! Now that I have a sewing machine I definitely have no excuse not to sew up the holes and splits in various … Continue reading The one where Letti turns 30
Every reader must already know how obsessed with onomastics I am. I've had some more thoughts about it recently and I realised I don't think I've actually talked about our plans for children's names and whatnot. Originally I belonged to the school of thought that you should never reveal your intended baby names, for various … Continue reading Still obsessed with names