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Back in London-the project continues

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Wednesday 26th. Slept surprisingly well albeit with periods of wakefulness. Got up and made Mikes breakfast and then took Sookie for a walk. Went to see Keith and went to Sainsbury's for him full stop we were going to go to the village for a haircut but he didn't feel like it. Shame as the weather was jolly good and may not be good enough next week. Lorraine phoned me to talk about her job and we both felt much better about her accepting the alternative offer which she had not been happy about before. Got home nice and early full stop that there was still there so had a chat with her. She has started cleaning the radiators with the new radiator dusters. Heated up the stir fry I made in Devon for Mike's lunch. Quick cup of tea and made him some cheese sandwiches for the flight and the sandwich and a taxi pick him up at 3 p.m. to take him to Stansted. I ordered clothes airer for Keith. Change the bedding on Mike's bed and tried out the new sheets which were fine. Talk to…

Devon - all change here too!

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I had been looking forward to  week in Devon to catch up on sleep and to recharge my batteries.  Well it started off like that ........
Mon 17th.  Slept until 9am - bliss!  The peace and quiet was wonderful.  It was a beautiful morning - clear and crisp with bright sunshine.  After breakfast Suki and I headed up to the moor and went for a walk - the Black Hill circuit from the small car park.  We called in to see Mary on the way back - she was well and had got new hearing aids and certainly seemed to be able to hear much  better than before.  In the afternoon I took things to the charity shop - jigaws and blankets to the Animals in Distress, then fur coat, hand made italian shoes which Mike has never worn, and wedding dress (yes wedding dress!!!!) to Rowcroft hospice, signing Gift Aid forms for both.  Took my craft floor lamp to Arnolds to get the fixing mended, and went to the butchers and greengrocers to get some meat and healthy veg/salad/fruit for the week.  Couldn't resist the…

Jayne transforms our London residence

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Saturday 1st October. Mike went out ringing all day on the South and West quarter peal week which he and Linda had been busy organising for weeks. Jayne and I went to B&Q and bought lots of paint plus a clothes horse and some bits and pieces. We made a start on the kitchen rubbing down the wood and painting the chimney breast and the bottom cabinet doors with the first coat of paint. We were both pretty whacked after that and decided to call it a day. I took Suki for a walk and then we went up to get Lebanese mezzes for supper. Mike came in later and we had supper together and then another early night.
Sunday 2nd October. Got up early to walk Suki and then get to 8 o'clock service. Mike was playing the organ so I took him a cup of tea before leaving. He was happy not to have breakfast - just as well as he couldn't get into the kitchen! Did the usual ringing circuit and was particularly friendly with Monica over breakfast as I had let her down regarding the coffee morning o…