Saturday, 11 January 2020
Where in Thanet is this? X 5 Yesterday's answers and a minor ramble
I haven't been at work in Michael's Bookshop today, instead I have been upstairs in our flat decorating and repairing. I figured that with Plains of Waterloo closed, no buses running to the bus stop outside the bookshop, we would have a quiet day and I should get on with the stuff that gets put off.
With four children two of whom are still at school the flat takes a fair old pounding and we need space to put up older children when they come to stay, plus of course friends and relations.
White walls pine furniture and easy to clean is the general direction I keep going in, some dark and gloomy wardrobes have gone.
As things worked out the bookshop was fairly busy, my wife, the other two people who work here Saturdays did all the work while I assembled a pine wardrobe, determined that any child climbing in it would fall through the bottom and the back would fall off, wound up modifying it to deal with anyone searching for Narnia.
Why stuff is made so badly and with such a limited life, it's like plastic packaging, everything aimed at profit rather than sustainability.
While working on wardrobe I listened to Ted Hughes reading from his translation of bits of Ovid's Metamorphosis. here is the link
link to the books we put out today