Thursday, 17 April 2014

Official Opening and Travel Trouble!

This morning, we were invited over to E's house to view her brand new kitchen, then celebrate with hot cross buns and coffee. We stayed for a couple of hours then went to town.

Most of the roads were not too bad going in but having dragged ourselves from one place to another, looking for water butts, bases and other things, we gave up due to other people obviously having thought of the same thing!

We have decided to put one or two water butts in the front garden. Not only will it save using the tap (we are now on a water meter), it saves numerous journeys to the back garden, where our current water butts live.

We got thoroughly stuck on one road to come home (Easter traffic already building up), changed direction and got stuck again, (mega accident, at least 3 fire engines going there), then changed direction once more.

Although moving slowly, we eventually made it home, some 2.5 hours after leaving E's (for our quick trip into town).

We have now sat down to a good cup of tea and a chunk of chocolate!

Gardening can wait until after Easter, and the transplanting I had thought to do today can wait until tomorrow.

Hope you all have a good break, spend some good time with friends and family if you are doing so. If not and you are on your own, same as us, have a good rest. It is due to rain Sunday and Monday so I think indoor jobs will be called upon, plus lots of rest!


  1. The bank holiday traffic seems to get earlier each year even more so when the schools are out for half terms etc. I think our garden will be our main priority this weekend, well Fri/Sat at least and then simply relax for the rest of the time, in fact it will be a welcome break. Enjoy your Easter.
    Patricia x

  2. we tend to stay at home bank hols and weekends as we live in south derbyshire on a main road into derbyshire [matlock] and get loads of tourists.

    1. We have a similar problem where we live, hence the traffic.


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