My negotiations with BT ended badly, in that I haven't got a phone line and broadband. That company really is a major rip off and its administration is a complete shambles. Having told me that they wanted over £1000 to install a line and me telling them where to go, they then rung a week later asking why I had cancelled the direct debit! No line - no pay! Now, I hold mostly socialist ideas, but this is one company that really needs to have the monopoly when it comes to installing phone lines broken, so that they become more competitive and a lot less complacent about its customers, either that or taken in to public ownership so that it really works for the public and not for its shareholders. Rant over! I have upgraded my iPad and have been told that 4G is heading our way soon, however the internet signal is still very intermittent so I will just have to make the best of it.
What have we been up to... Well this winter has definitely been the winter of high tides (and rain). We had the 'surge' (the highest tide for 60 years) which was certainly interesting and, thankfully for Tollesbury, did not result in any serious damage. But since then we have had a lot of seriously high tides and on one we lost a newly delivered load of logs, which just floated off our platform. The platform was supposedly built above the highest spring tide level, but this year's tides put paid to that theory! At least our home goes up and down, which makes us luckier than a lot of unfortunate people in the western counties.
Pete is currently working on getting the bathroom finished. We had the basics, but now he is decorating and making it 'pretty' as well as functional. He has just built a little cupboard for towels, toiletries, toilet rolls etc. Today he is going to finish that off, put in a window, finish the painting, tile the splashback etc.
He has also been putting shelving in to his 'man cave'. All he needs now is a comfy chair and a still and he would be a very happy and contented man!
I couldn't sign off this post without posting an up to date picture of our darling granddaughter. She is at the stage where the world is funny and she spends most of her day smiling and giggling. She has just started trying to talk (I love the scribble talk stage) and is making some wonderful sounds. I keep trying with the nannan word but I bet her first word is still dada.
Now I am off to the unfinished wheelhouse, to stand in the cold (probably having to stand on one leg with my hand rubbing my head) to try to get a signal to post this!!!! Be back soon xxxx