We were hoping to look around the house on Oakdale to measure up this weekend, but no chance to do that, so I will keep on hoping that the 8 blinds I bought on ebay (for £27 in total) made by a certain Swedish home furnishing store will somehow fit perfectly without the need to adjust them. I have got a sewing machine somewhere, but haven't done any tricky sewing since our wedding. I hand-stiched my husband's shirt and black velvet jacket. (Yes, he did come dressed as a pirate, but that's appropriate as we now live in Lydney and Awre is just up the road. Every time we pass it, we have to say the name in a proper piratical fashion: "Arrrr!". (The novelty will wear off, don't worry.)
Incidentally, to the amusement of those who know me and my taste in home furnishings, the first word my son has learned to read begins with I, ends in A and has a K and an E in the middle. He first recognised the logo when he was 28 months old, but it was more the shapes and colours. Now he can read it whether it's in blue and yellow, or black and white.
After three days of illness, I'm about ready to head for bed, so I just want to say well done to Alycia, who is currently in 8th place and closing on 7th in her Race for Space. She used to go to the same church as us and impressed me by actually washing out my baby's pooey clothes for me in the sink at church the first time I met her, following a nappy-overflow incident there. Messy church with a difference. Surely that deserves some votes? You can vote up to 10 times a day from the link to the Metro Race to Space on my home page... Go, Alycia! Go!