I’ve been somewhat busy for several reasons.
1. It fell to me (It always does) to arrange a holiday abroad for all of my
family. On being instructed on when and where we were holidaying, it was left
up to me to ensure it happened. This meant that I was in charge of remitting the
deposit which is a headache in itself attempting to transfer money abroad in
It doesn’t help that not everyone would be travelling on the same dates. (14
Hire cars have to be arranged. Some with child seats and some without.
Foreign currency is a must, bearing in mind that the country we are
travelling to could default on its payment to the EU. (I’m looking at you,
Two villas were required and need to have a plethora of high chairs, cots etc
for the little ones.
Here’s a pic of one of the slums.
And the bar.
2. Mrs FE decided some months ago she needed a bigger kitchen. This has
resulted in numerous changes in architect drawings (Why can’t women get it right
first time), due to changes of layout.I’ve persuaded her that there is no need
to change the old kitchen into a utility room and toilet and the utility room
and toilet into an office. Finally she agreed that the utility room and toilet
would stay as it was and the old kitchen would become an office. (3 months it
took me to make her see the logic in that).
3. Slates have been falling of the roof at an alarming rate and a new roof
needs to be fitted. Unfortunately this needs to be done before the kitchen is
started otherwise the cost will be doubled due to the exorbitant cost of
scaffolding. I’m trying to co-ordinate roofing repairs with builders start
dates. I’ve a feeling that I’ll still be dealing with that on holiday at this
That’s my excuse for not posting.
To think that some years ago I looked after multi million projects. I must be