Oops, I decorated the utility room

I’ve finally just about recovered from the weekend when we accidentally decorated our “crap” room, and it now looks and functions as a utility room. Previously this room was piled so high with rubbish that we couldn’t get to the garden. With Katie’s dad visiting and bringing a new dishwasher, we emptied the room and put down some lino left over from a show (the one that she got Gareth to scrub clean). It made such a difference that Katie decided that we may as well get some one-coat white paint and slap it on the walls to finish it off. Well, once the white paint was on, suddenly the door and windows looked really grubby, so some wood paint was fished out. Meanwhile, Ed thought he could just put some wood around that rusty cast iron waste pipe… and so on. Hence, we now have a pretty reasonable new room – accidentally.

Green Man Festival

Do you like wierd folk music? I do, and I’m going to see lots of it this year at the Green Man festival. Don’t worry, I still like Led Zeppelin too… actually, hang on a minute, their lead singer Robert Plant is headlining! Do you want to come and enjoy the sun, the hippies and the zithers? Let me know.

Emotive stuff

Just got a Stop The War email, and they claim… “one million Iraqi civilians have been killed and one in seven of the population is now a refugee. 3500 US soldiers have died and the war has cost the American tax payer 450 billion dollars.”

Oooh, and hence Arrrrr

I’ve just returned from a proper in-law-fest with Katie, her two brothers and their partners (one with 7 month boy), her newly remarried mum and husband and 95 year old grandma. Apart from grandma and the newlyweds, we were staying in a beach chalet near Lee Abbey in North Devon (pictures to follow). The beach wasn’t quite Bermuda – grey and rocky instead of pink and smooth nor was the freezing sea, but I’ll forgive that because it was a great view to watch whilst playing guitar.

Geek mode on… today we played a new and interesting (no dice, almost no randomness, less extreme than chess) board game called Puerto Rico. More to follow, I expect. Geek mode off.