Showing posts with label airbed. Show all posts
Showing posts with label airbed. Show all posts

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Airbeds, puncture repair 'Outfits' and dogs with static.

Just a quick one today as Dave's parents have landed.
An update on the sealant and plasters airbed puncture remedy. It doesn't work. Bet that came as a surprise to you...
Now years ago I would just have driven into the nearest town (35 miles round trip), and gone to somewhere like Argos, and bought another one. Obviously I wanted to avoid that expense so yesterday I went to the tiny local shop in the next village, in the hope of finding a puncture repair kit (or 'Outfit' as it says on the tin).
I was pleased to say that they had one, and it cost just £1.35. This shop always come up trumps, and unlike a lot of small local shops, always charge a fair price.
So Dave was duly dispatched to repair the hole and a very good job he has done. I was a bit sceptical as with us two and the four dogs, the total weight that it would have to bear is around 30 stone, but it has held up.
The dogs never sleep well on the airbed (neither do we though).
I think that they are a bit perturbed by the wobbly feel of it, and the 'flock' wallpaper effect covering seems to make their fur develop a lot of static, which in turn makes them a little skittish.
Stronger than it looks. Still bloody uncomfortable though!
We could try leaving them downstairs to sleep in the kitchen, but then no-one would get any sleep as they would howl all night. Believe me, we've tried it....

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Four Dogs in a Bed.

Here is a picture of tonight's dinner. It consists of sausages(Lidl), bacon(Iceland), eggs(Lidl), beans(Tesco), along with  fried potatoes, mushrooms, tomatoes and toast.
Dave likes a tray, so that's his on the right.

It strikes me that a fry up is a meal that feels like a treat, but is actually fairly economical. Occasionally we have it for Sunday lunch instead of a roast and you can further embellish it with stuff like black pudding or oatcakes (the soft sort), to make it more memorable. Neither of us eat breakfast, so if we didn't have that sort of thing for dinner we'd never have it at all.

We seem to be having a fry up every week at the moment and its because of Channel 4's Four in a Bed.
If you don't  know it, its a show that gives B & B owners the opportunity to stay at and rate, each others establishments. It charts their stay including the breakfast, which is usually cooked.
Although having said that, one of this weeks contestants, Danny 'Lambo'opted to serve fruit and croissants and other cold offerings as he said he often had models stay and apparently they didn't like a fry up...

So each evening we watch it and unsurprisingly, by about Wednesday one us will mention that we fancy a fry up for dinner. Quelle surprise.

I've considered doing B & B, but we only have one bed, and the dogs like to sleep in it, which might put some guests off. Also we are a bit anti-social, and tend to go to bed before 9pm and get up before 5am. And then there's the toilet flushing regime...

Talking of overnight guests, today we've been in a flurry of activity in preparation for the arrival of Dave's parents tomorrow.
I wish we could be 'take us as you find us' types, but we just can't. The windows have been done, bathrooms scrubbed, skirting cleaned, mirrors polished and the dogs have all been groomed and had their teeth cleaned.

One blot on the landscape is that the airbed has developed a slow puncture, which Dave has tried to remedy with bathroom sealant and plasters.
I think it'll be fine as long as we don't lie on it...
I'll let you know if it works....