Sunday, 17 February 2013

Staying on! (Stannah Lift version...)!




Both Lilith and Electro-Kevin are moving to new houses this weekend, and I wish two of the nicest people in the blogosphere and their families, the very best of good fortune in what is always an exciting and exhausting time.

The traditional first supper in a new home has to be fish and chips, with some sort of peculiar ale closely followed by copious amounts of Chateau Turrets, or whatever one can find among the various boxes, or the near empty shelves of the local Spar at 10.30pm...

By coincidence, this week, Mrs S and I have finalised our plans to stay put in ‘The Turrets’, after a lot of soul searching and wondering about down-sizing and getting nowhere! We’re now here for good, or until one of us ends up in the clutches of Nurse Gladys Emmanuel, (which doesn’t seem such a bad idea to me, but might be frowned upon by Mrs S...)!

We even took on another allotment to replace the lost garden we might have to endure, and now we've got so much growing space, we can feed a small African country as well as keep reasonably fit in the process! I mean, let's face it, we've only got the price of a Stannah Lift to cough up if things go awry!

So, we're going through the same excitable phase as both Elecs and Lils, and that, coupled with what will hopefully turn out to be the most promising week in our business partnership (sorry B, had to say that), means that things will never really be the same again!

So, as Trevor Howard happily yelps in the lovely film of the book above, 'Time for more gin and lime...'!


12 comments:

rvi said...

Installing a Stannah lift is a sure sign you have an unused and thus taxable bedroom upstairs. Cheaper and easier to move a bed downstairs.

Good luck with the extra gardening chores you have given yourself, but by way of encouragement, I offer a little something for you to sing along with here .

Philipa said...

So u r staying in a lovely house that gives u joy? That's got to be good news x

Blue Eyes said...

You are building a house in your back garden?

But I agree with P, if you like the house and can keep it on why not?

Scrobs... said...

Ha ha ha, Reevers!

We bought a four-wheel trolley today, for carting the mower etc down to the plots, and it'll also be great for the GCs when they visit too!

The staircase has a perfect config for a Stannah!

Scrobs... said...

Yup, staying here forever, Pips, and it's a great feeling too!

Going to get a bit busy though...

Scrobs... said...

It really was a decision which made itself, Blues, andeveryone seems to be happy with it...

Moving seems like hell at the moment, and I hope Lils and Elecs are getting on OK!

A K Haart said...

"I mean, let's face it, we've only got the price of a Stannah Lift to cough up if things go awry"

That's the way we look at it. There must be ways to liven them up, such as trying to sink a pint of beer before it gets to the top.

It would make the trip upstairs more worthwhile.

Scrobs... said...

Ha ha ha, Mr H!

Barry Cryer's statement was that he wanted a Stannah lift, so that he could arrive at the top before he forgot what he'd wanted to go upstairs for in the first place...

I just love that!

Blue Eyes said...

Why not build a super-duper bungalow in the garden, then flog the main house to one of the kids?

Scrobs... said...

Thought of that, Blues...

Conservation area, crap council, silly local laws, and I'm a pensioner?

I'd love one or both of the kids to live nearby, but we won't ever want to intrude!

Thud said...

I'm hoping to pick a place one day that will be THE place, until then I reckon I've another couple of moves left in me. It must feel good to know that the place you are now in is where you want to stat, comforting hey?

Scrobs... said...

You're far too young already, Thud - judging from the video...

I suppose it comes down to how many more properties will have the Thud treatment!

I'd say, stay at the current one as it looks absolutely gorgeous...