Friday, February 29, 2008


Apologies for the lack of blogging yesterday. I was rather distracted by such things as finishing my decorating and getting my hair cut and other such things.

The decorating is now finished and I am pleased with the end result. I really will put some photos on here, but I still need to take a photo of the end result. Looking at the photos I think the way the room looked before I started was nice, which it was but it really needed to be repainted as the walls were a bit of a mess and it also did not go with my fireplace at all. There is now a distinct lack of colour in my living room now though, so new curtains etc are called for. Something else I want is a snake draught excluder. Maybe something like this. Only I would rather go and but one in person that over the internet, so if you happen to know of somewhere in the South East of England that sells them then I would be interested to know where that is. I have looked in loads of places and can’t find anywhere that sells them. At the weekend I took the opportunity to visit lots of shops that old people might frequent but was still unsuccessful. So any tip offs would be appreciated.

I still haven’t got my car back because they are having trouble fitting one of the replacement parts. I should get it back today. Hopefully. It’s a decided pain that it isn’t fixed though because I am going to the dentist this morning and it would take me about 20 minutes to get there by car, but about an hour and a half by public transport. I tried to call my mum last night to ask if she would give me a lift, but no-one was at home. I suspect my father was actually at home and just ignored the phone, as is his way. Fortunately my mum called me late last night and said she’d give me a lift, so it isn’t the early start that I had feared. I haven’t slept in any day this week, I’m not very good at making the most of my leave it seems. But at least the decorating is done. Anyway, I’d better go and get my teeth checked.


the vicious chicken said...

I like those snakey draught excluders, Random - and I love the chicken doorstops that are also on the site! Thanks for the link :o)

The site says that the refab people trade from Greenwich Market every Saturday - could you get to SE10 in order to buy a snake in person? I'm afraid I have no other leads for you about alternative snake sources. But I'll keep my eyes peeled.

Random Reflections said...

VC - yes, they're very good. My grandparents used to have some and it makes me rather want one.

You are absolutely right about it being at Greenwich Market. I hadn't noticed that, but will be making a trip there in the near future now I think. Thank you for pointing that out!

the vicious chicken said...

Just been and ordered a chicken doorstop online. I have no willpower :o)

I hope you find your perfect snake, if and when you visit the market.

Tom Foolery said...

Snake draught excluder! Random, I despair as I thought you had real taste. Maybe the W.I. could help with your plight! TFX

Random Reflections said...

VC - good work! the chickens clearly looked like they need a new home. You are merely offering them a new start in life.

I'll let you know the snake progress.

TF- A snake draught excluder is the height of good taste. That's my story and I'm sticking to it...