Friday, December 09, 2011

A chill wind

I don't work on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday so if the window was to be replaced in my office you might think one of those days would be a good choice for it to be done.

When I arrived in work today, Friday, the entire window and frame was already out. Leaving a dirty great hole.

He was a very nice man and the sun was shining but it was still freezing. And later redolent of glue. Not to mention the difficulty in getting to my desk.

I spent the morning sorting out Christmas baubles and joining in with the quilters' Christmas partying. I did have a go at being arty with a string of red bally stuff but discovered that if I closed my eyes and tossed it randomly on the floor the final effect was about the same.

Then I gave up and came home. Now I'll have to go in tomorrow morning to do the essentials.

And before you ask, no, it wasn't me who arranged it.

P.S. Nigel Slater just promised me the recipe for the perfect pomegranate and Prosecco jelly if I buy the Observer on Sunday. I hope my children don't feel deprived because I've never achieved the perfect (or even considered an ordinary) pomegranate and Prosecco jelly at Christmas. So many undiscovered flaws in my life.


NitWit1 said...

Forget the flaws and rejoice in all your successes. I know you have many and will have many more.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Share the pomegranate and Prosecco jelly, please?

CherryPie said...

Ah but you bake those scrummy cakes ;-)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Pomegranate and Prosecco jelly ?What's happened to roast goose and figgy pudding ?
( I'm just mumpy because you're not allowed to take Christmas puddings through airport security , and I still can't find one in Holland . They're all sold out )

nick said...

Tradespeople only start on the job when the karmic emanations are favourable. The presence of someone who's freezing to death is of no concern to them.