I intended to mention the bathroom plans yesterday and forgot, so here goes. It's a very small room, my bathroom is, and I did um and ah about turning it into a wet room but decided not to in the end. Matt the plumber has sourced a shorter bath that is just 120cm in length and which will tuck in nicely beside the loo. To be honest, I will miss my nice big corner bath but I no longer need the extra width for comfort (yay) so it will work fine and be far more economical with water. At right angles to the bath will be a vanity unit and sink and then a bit of floor to ceiling storage which means I can repurpose the wicker baskets I use at present for loo rolls, soap, etc, and it will make it all so much less cluttered. By the door I will have a floor to ceiling heated towel rail thingy. Ceiling spots and an extractor fan will finish it off nicely. All I now have to do is choose tiles and floor covering and Matt will do the rest, project managing everything. Quite apart from the fact that he's a jolly nice chap with an excellent local reputation, it's great to be supporting a local business - and I taught his daughter (now at uni) in Year 1!
I think it's going to be lovely when it's all done (next Spring).
My trip into town turned out to be 'productive' i.e. I produced my debit card and came home with a bag of things. You might remember I went into town about a fortnight ago to look at clothes for the winter and came back with good ideas. Well, today I did an M&S shop, coming back with three jumpers and a cardigan but the biggest and best thing was that I had to get medium sizes. I don't mind saying now that this time last year I was XXL or more so I'm thrilled to bits!
I also bought a watch. I've needed one for ages but they've not been comfortable on my - er - generous sized wrist and that annoyed me. Well, the one I bought yesterday fits a dream and it's pretty as well, I think.
And when I went to Slimming World in the evening, I had lost a pound and a half since last week which, with last weekend away, was a great relief. AFter a summer of ups and downs, more ups than downs, I have now got back to where I was around June and it will be back into unexplored waters with the next loss.
Today is adventure day - sort of. Bus into town, bus out to Coggeshall, a good wander around with plenty of photos and a picnic and then home again, jiggity -jog - or maybe I mean bumpity-bump!!
No tuition so the whole day is mine. Fingers crossed for the weather which looks OK as far as I can tell at the moment. If it does pour with rain it's no problem. I will simply go another day instead.
Well, I'd better get started. There's a few things to tidy away to help the cleaner and I have a backpack to pack. Fingers crossed for a good day - for us all.