Sunday, 25 November 2018
I survived my busy week including my union meeting and the first Parents Evening thanks to Benylin and Sainbury's Cold and Flu tablets! This is a proper stinker of a cold 😷 Plus my car was serviced (£168 at my wee local garage instead of almost £300 at the Honda garage!) and my bedroom carpet was finally fitted 😊
I've still got a few finishing touches to do before I can say it's finished. But here's a wee peek at something my Lovely Mum has been working on for me. It's absolutely stunning 💜💜💜
Today we took advantage of Historic Scotland's free ticket giveaway and went to visit Tantallon Castle which is about an hour's drive from here. It's a fab ruin with a lot of Scottish history due to it's strategic location on the Scottish/English border. I always muse that if I'd lived back then I'd have been a cook and not a lady!! The bit on right hand of the photo is the kitchen below and the dining hall was above. The big open fireplace was still visible and the slop drain was still intact (basically pour everything down a hole directly into the sea!!) You can climb up old stairs to the top of the towers and look out to sea and The Bass Rock. The castle has stood above the cliffs since 1350 and has survived the harsh North Sea winds and attacks from The English!! And all built with just basic hand tools. I love history!
And so to a modern building issue. My upstairs bathroom toilet isn't flushing. Thank goodness OH is handy when it comes to these things. He managed to get the part at B&Q but needs to do something with an angle grinder to make it fit. It might take a few days before he can finish the job but way cheaper than calling out a plumber! I've promised him a surf n turf dinner next weekend! 😋
I feel like I'm definitely making progress in my wee house 😊