|Sandra in the sugar scoop.|
Sandra is very exited to be starting on this new adventure, I hope she feels the same when the nights are a little choppy and she isn't shouting at me to be moving back to being a landlubber.
|Guess the mystery object?|
On other things, we have had a busy week making sure the place is in good nick ready for Sandra's dad arriving on the sixth of May. We have patched up the painting on the outside wall of the house because it was looking decidedly jaded. Also done a real deep spring clean this week. Our immersion heater went kaput about four weeks ago and I've only just got around to getting a new one and fitting it so now we don't have to heat the water with the oil boiler any more. But first I had to alter the plumbing arrangement to be able to drain the tank of water in order to get the old heater out. The first new heater I got was two inches too long to go into the tank so we had to have another trip to the other end of the island to source another after searching various outlets at this end of the island. Two hours later we have lashings of hot water to use, oh dear I think that I may be forced into having a shower now! As you can see from the photo, we have a touch of lime in the water here, this element has only been used for five years and most of the lime was knocked off getting it out of the tank.
Hope every one here is enjoying the better weather, I think things have finally taken a turn for the good, unlike in the UK where it seems drought was last months problem.