Tuesday, 1 September 2015

The House

The last few days have been spent driving backwards and forwards between Ruth's house and our new house. Dorothy moved down yesterday and we went to the local supermarket and stocked up. Most of my time has been spent chasing firms, utilities, water, council, you name it I have spoken to them. Dorothy's stuff is arriving today. All the neighbours say that they will not get the lorry up the hill but the removal men have been told. I am going round to help - after a round of phoning!

We had a surprise visitor for Kennet Valley Guild who brought a cake with her!!!! We were delighted to see her (not because of the cake). What I found interesting was seeing the house through her eyes. It is a nice house. I have realised just how much storage there is. The house in Malvern was very short on storage - and extra bonus - the window sills are really wide. I do like putting plants and ceramics on window sills. It is going to be good to live.

The only defect is the approach road - and exit road. Yesterday I practised. The problem I  have is that I am still getting used to my new car and coping with the steep slope is a bit much.

Ruth and Robin offered lots of advice on Sunday and I passed it on to Dorothy yesterday. One thing is the front garden. Currently it is a square of bedraggled grass with no edges. and it has a nice patio behind it. We were thinking of gravelling the lot and using it for car parking but Robin disapproves and said if you make it into a flower garden ( no grass) you will have a nice view front the patio. Dorothy is very taken with this idea. Oh well. I can see an interesting life in front of us.

And now I must start on another round of phoning. Next blog there will be photos.

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I am weaver and - -. I dye my yarns with acid dyes, I paint my warps, put fabric collages and stencils on my weaving. I have three looms, a 12 inch wide, 12 shaft Meyer for demos and courses, a 30 inch Louet Kombo which is nominally portable but has a stand, two extra beams and a home-made device containing a fan reed. And last a 32 shaft Louet Megado which is computer controlled, has a sectional warp and a second warp beam and I am the proud owner of an AVL warping wheel which I love to bits and started by drilling holes in. I inserted a device for putting a cross in. I have just acquired an inkle loom and had a lesson from an expert so I can watch TV and weave at the same time. I am interested in weaving with silk mostly 60/2 although I do quite a bit with 90/2 silk. I also count myself as a bookbinder with a special interest in Coptic binding.