June 2nd, 2002

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Yesterday started off as a normal Saturday in Ipswich - off into town (stopping to buy a washer to hopefully fix our leaking shower on the way), lunch in Vagabonds (met up with mcurtains and becs there). Bit of pottering around (J bought a CD, we bought a book, I took library books back), then we went and bought a bed. Now we have a spare room we decided we needed a new bed for it and then people like our parents would be happier about staying over :) What we've actually done is buy a new bed for us, and we'll put our current bed in the spare room - it's a nicer bed that we just bought, with a nicer mattress too. It's called Haddon, and there's a piccy somewhere near the bottom of this page. It'll take a couple of weeks to arrive, but it's easier to get stuff delivered now :)

After that we came home for a little, then went over to see Jonathan and Becky and have a barbecue there :) Becky had made burgers, and we brought along some sausages (pork, and pork and apple) and we sat in the sun (and ignored next door's small children). After the sun went in we headed back indoors and had strawberries and raspberries - and copious amounts more wine.

We walked home, partly in the nature of an experiment, and it took us just under 20 minutes.

Across the road they were having a party, which was still going on when I woke up at 3am (feeling thirsty for some reason ;) ), and I think is still going on now ...
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Well, we failed to fix the leaking shower :/ We managed to take most of the tap to pieces - it looks on the outside like a slightly ornate mixer tap, but the inside doesn't look much like a normal tap (I've only seen diagrams, tbh, but it doesn't look like them). And we couldn't find anything that looked like a washer. There was a bit that we could've forced off, we think ... but if we'd broken anything then we'd've been unable to turn the water back on. So we gave up, and I've called for a plumber to come out and fix it on Wednesday - same company as we got the locksmith via.

But at least we found out how to switch off the water - tap inside turns off the supply to the boiler, and the outside bit turns off the whole house. Surprisingly easy, actually.

We sat in the sun for bits of the afternoon, which was nice. Though maybe we shoulda remembered that sun cream thing - both of us are a little sun-burnt now. I finished my book - Iain Banks, "Against a Dark Background" - it was good, but somehow I didn't understand the end. I went back a few pages and re-read, but it still seemed as if it just stopped.

Dinner was good :) I tried a new recipe - I've posted about it here in dinner.
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