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Not Snowbound- Yet [Nov. 26th, 2010|09:09 am]
Tony Grist
We don't have curtains in the bedroom. Instead we have clothes racks on wheels. When I withdrew one this morning I was a little disappointed not to see a thick blanketing of snow. Actually I should be glad. The workmen have to drive down from Burnley and we don't want them being trapped there.

One useful thing I've discovered these past weeks is you really don't need a fridge during an English winter.  If your kitchen is unheated- as ours is- anything you leave lying around on the tops will keep fresh. 

I'm reading Wilkie Collins' Armadale. It's gripping and preposterous. 
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2010-11-26 10:18 am (UTC)
Are you going to put up new curtain poles and nice new curtains? Maybe the workmen could drill the holes for the poles for you, if you do it while they are still there.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-11-26 10:22 am (UTC)
Downstairs we're going to rehang the old curtains. They're nice curtains and they cost as an arm and a leg. I don't know what we're going to do upstairs. We went to Ikea the other day to look at options - and there are so many of them we retired confused.
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2010-11-26 10:52 am (UTC)
Maybe somewhere like Roseberys you might actually find an assistant who can assist, rather than the information vacuum that is IKEA! Personally I am a great fan of John Lewis, they do some lovely fabrics and curtain poles, although not the cheapest in town.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-11-26 11:02 am (UTC)
That's good advice. We used to have blinds in our bedroom- and we may well call in the company we used before and ask them to make helpful suggestions.
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[User Picture]From: ibid
2010-11-26 01:03 pm (UTC)
A fine description of most of Wilkie Collins. And yet I can't keep away from him!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-11-26 01:07 pm (UTC)
I read The Moonstone and The Woman in White when I was a kid- and The Law and the Lady more recently. He's fun. There's a certain luxury about sinking into a big fat, silly, Victorian novel.
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