After walking up at a smug 7:45am I was upset to hear the sad and unexpected news about Charles Kennedy. Although I never knew him, and he clearly had his own problems with alcohol, the former MP always came across as a decent person and someone that I wanted to listen to and hear his views. To lose such a charismatic politician at such a young age is a huge shame and my personal wishes go
out to his family and friends.
Not only that but I have also thought
that he is my brother's doppleganger - judge for yourself! (Phil will kill me to uploading this picture!)
Otherwise today has been a fairly mixed one. After getting up and wiping down the walls, I managed to put the first coat of paint on the walls of the conservatory (tomorrow should see the end of painting this room - thank goodness). I have contacted 3 roofers to look at the hole in my flat roof over the utility room and arranged for them to come and give me a quote (the utility room is the next for the Dobbo treatment) and have sat on the phone for what seems like hours trying to get my pension sorted out - it turns out that the county council don't seem to be talking to Teacher's Pensions to confirm my retirement date. You would think that its a simple conversation wouldn't you?
Creatively I have made a 12 x 12 inch block for a quilting bee swap and have sorted out my sampler blocks to go to my sewing class tonight - this sampler quilt will be lovely when its finished but it feels like painting the forth bridge!
So - a bitty day - with some paperwork / bill paying thrown in for good measure along with a dog walk in the wind and rain.
By the way - I did ache this morning after yesterday's walk - but nowhere as much as I thought that I would.