Sorry to have neglected you all, chickadees, but things are moving quite well here and we're both rather busy. I finally have all my belongings out of storage and have only managed to empty the boxes with kitchen utensils etc in. I was delighted to be reunited with my Hello Kitty mug - the last thing that the Twat gave me, so it holds a lot of sentimental value - although Richard isn't so fond of it. Or any of my other Hello Kitty items. He's no fun.
I had wood flooring put down throughout the house last weekend after Richard and I had ripped up the ghastly carpetting and Richard had removed the skirting boards. Some of the skirting boards in the dining room were rotten so will have to be replaced which is a bit of a bummer, but the house looks improved already, simply by the new flooring. Days are spent listening to Radio 2 as we attack the walls and ceilings, ripping them bare of thick wallpaper covered in even thicker layers of paint. Even the ceilings are covered in wallpaper, so it is a slow process and we have only finished taking the paper off in the dining room - we have now moved on to the main bedroom, which is easier, but larger. The green colour underneath the wallpaper suggests that there is arsenic on the walls, but I don't think that is a serious issue now. It's not as if I have taken to licking the bare walls.
So there we are. I haven't even had time to observe much of Crewe lately apart from some shocking fashion faux-pas. A fairly large woman in her 30s crossed the road in front of us yesterday wearing leggings that looked as if she was wearing a pair of ladders. The oozing cellulite wasn't pleasant to see and actually managed to shut both Richard and I up as we watched her cross in sheer horror. We gave her kudos for having the guts to be dressed like that, but really - she should put them away - or give them to a charity in need of a duster.
Hermie is enjoying this warmer weather and has spent nights out for a while now. I was getting slightly worried about Hermie's diet as he doesn't seem to think much of English chicory and I never know how much he actually eats when outside so bought him some protein pellets which he loves. I had to hand-feed him at first as he didn't eat them - but christ, the little bugger has such a sharp beak and has nipped me by mistake on several occasions.
I shall have to report on the worm charming event at some stage, as well as the Wrenbury scarecrows, photos of which will go up as soon as I get wifi later this month.
I think that's all for now. Richard remains as caring as ever when only yesterday, because of the arsenic on the walls, he warned me not to pick my nose that evening.
He's all charm, that Richard.