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Posted by sean on 31/05/2018 at 7:07 pm in Animals, Fun At Home with No Comments


This filthy rat was spotted on the decking outside the house, one morning this week.

What it was doing in our garden, I do not know, as Claire and I are always careful not to leave out any sources of food – ensuring kitchen waste is stored inside locked recycling boxes. I have also sacrificed my dream of having a bird table in the back garden, as that too will attract rats, as well as the animals of an ornithological nature, for which it was intended.

One things is for sure, if ratty hangs around too long, the exterminator at the council will be called – which will mean “Bye bye, Mr. Rat”.

Posted by sean on 06/02/2018 at 1:38 pm in Fun At Home with No Comments


I know that I haven’t posted any photos of my new house yet. I won’t be today, either. What I will share, is this beautiful photo of the view from our bedroom window. I remember my Grandma telling me “When I was a little girl, our garden backed onto countryside”. I always found this a little fanciful. However, our new house proves such places still exist.

There is the slight issue of a road separating our back garden from what is the famous Cotswold Walk, but as there is no chance of me hiking up, what I call “the mountain”, so who really cares about that.

Since moving we’ve heard foxes screaming (apparently looking for a mate), an owl tooting all night and a strange sounding bird, which I am yet to identify. One day, I expect to look out of the window and see a Wurzels concert or a live action show of The Animals of Farthing Wood. Such is country life.

Posted by sean on 11/01/2018 at 8:47 pm in Fun At Home with No Comments


We are now proud owners of a fully functional, working dishwasher! No more washing up for me… apart from when I need to clean oven trays, large plates and non-dishwasher safe mugs. Have that, Fairy Liquid!

Posted by sean on 11/12/2017 at 5:38 pm in Fun At Home with No Comments


Saturday night. We arrived home from football, freezing cold, having endured a 0-0 draw against Bognor Regis Town. We were greeted by what looked like a scene from The Bill – police and dogs everywhere. A neighbour told us how a man was wrestled to the floor by an officer, less than an hour earlier. A door mat and step outside our house had been disturbed, and the back gate unlocked! By this point, I was getting more than a little worried. What the hell had happened?

After carrying out a lot of checks on our house, it was clear that we had not been burgled, nor had anyone even attempted to break into our house. Whatever crime had taken place was unrelated to our home, and we just assumed our garden was involved in some kind of a chase between the police and criminals. Despite this, we still went to bed a little nervous.

The next morning, a police officer called round to ask if we had seen anything the previous evening. We gave our account and I keenly asked what had happened. Without giving too much away, we were told that the incident was not a risk to homes on our street, the criminals were locked up and not even from this area. We can now rest at night. Just…

Posted by sean on 21/07/2017 at 5:21 pm in Fun At Home with No Comments


Following my trip to the dentist the other day, I decided to invest in a tool which will hopefully reduce further trips. I hate flossing. My dentist tells me to floss. I therefore probably should floss.

I have now found an alternative. A device you fill with water, which is then jetted into your mouth at such a force, it cleans your teeth – and I mean cleans. Any stronger and the force would rip the teeth from your skull.

The tool took a bit of getting used to. After filling the reservoir with water and turning the device on, water shot into the air, covering the walls, the floor and me. NOTE TO SELF – ONLY TURN ON WHEN IN MOUTH.

My second attempt wasn’t much better. The water came out in my mouth this time, but I didn’t plan on where it would go. Cue my mouth filling with water, before I am forced to spit it into the air, covering the walls, the floor and me. NOTE TO SELF – SPIT WATER OUT.

It was third time lucky. The water flowed into my mouth. I ensured I was over a sink, so excess water could flow out and down the plughole. Success.

The new bit of kit did an amazing job, and my teeth have never felt cleaner. What was left in the sink was incredible – blood and all kinds of food particles sat in the basin. I am sure I spotted part of my school dinners from twenty years ago, sitting in the bathroom sink. I am very impressed.

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