I used to hear a voice saying " you've got enough books already", then when we moved to the smallholding and bought trees and shrubs the voice said " what more things for the garden?". When I was a childminder and had a little nursery group for our youngest and some other small people, I would pick up wooden puzzles and such like from car boot and jumble sales and the voice said "why do you keep buying things for other peoples children, you won't make any money from it if you do that" Now I can still hear the voice, this time it says "you shouldn't keep buying things for them, they'll always expect it".
It's my Mum's voice, though she's been dead 18 years!
So disregarding ghostly advice, just as I ignored it at the time, at our nearest boot sale yesterday I found the Fisher Price Airport, 'plane, cars and figures, another Little Grey Rabbit book and the folding seat which can be used on the floor or strapped to a chair. This will save our eldest bringing a high chair at Easter and it can then
Also found a cake tin saying "CAKE"! Spending much more than my usual, this lot came to £15.
Col came and walked round slowly, he has a horrible cough and blocked sinuses, making him short of breath and very difficult when trying to sleep. Probably a side effect of the tablets. They gave him antibiotics again before he came home but they're not working yet.
He bought some lettuce plants and a couple of cowslip plants and we got them planted out later. The cowslips have gone down the meadow where we already have lots of primroses. Hopefully they'll grow and spread. We never could get cowslips to grow over at the smallholding, they would be OK for a few years and then disappear.
Back home we got the dining room curtain pole re-fixed after the painting and put the curtains up. They are ones Mrs F left and were filthy but after a cool wash have cleaned up well. I was a bit dubious because you never know with lined curtains.
I enjoyed watching the Boat Races - another annual tradition for me - and it's really good to see the ladies given equal billing although Col moans at all the chat before they actual race!
We have today at home together and then he'll be back in hospital again for a few days when they double the dose of the drug. Each week he'll stay in from Tuesday or Wednesday until Saturday, so he will be here for most of Easter weekend I hope.
I need to write myself a job list of all the things that need doing - apart from painting the inglenook where the cooker will go.
Keeping busy as usual