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Saturday, September 06, 2008
We wanted a curtain rail, preferably like one we already have that works and not like the other one which having sagged and bagged and lost its will to live is why we need a new one. It turns out that the place we originally bought the good one has decided to just sell its own label version now... and its expecting around twice the price we thought we might have to pay! It also really wasn't what we wanted.
Something else we need, though to say I want it might be a little strong ;-), is a new iron. The old one no longer gets warm and therefore absolutely and resolutely refuses to create steam. I was simply dazed and dazzled by all the features that were available. I've no idea which I might actually find useful... doing a little on-line research this one is looking good: Philips GC4340 Azur Premium Steam Iron with Auto Shut Off 2400W. I may just order it today.
One of the shops we tried for curtain rails didn't sell them at all but they had these brilliant yellow guards to keep the public away from various disaster areas in the store. I love them!
They remind me of a toy I had. It consisted of interlocking plastic clowns in pretty colour. They could be slotted together to stand on each other's shoulders. But I found it hard to say shoulders. So my toy became known as my soldiers.
On my way to an appointment for a massage I took this photo. Jim, who was going as far as the shops with me, said it would be ironic if stopping to take a photo of a beach ball prompoting lastminute.com should make me late!
As it was for the first time ever I got there before the masseuse and had time to talk to another of the therapists who works there and whose next client was also running late... the rain, the traffic and schools being back all made driving in Bristol most unpleasant yesterday.
This morning I found this outside:
And just in case you haven't yet, do comment on my giveaway post.