Appointments - I'm always pleased to get my hair tidied up and all those 'colourless' roots disguised. This month I also had an appointment for a mammogram. Here in the UK we are called every three years to have a check up. Last time I went was about the week before we went into lockdown. I can remember lots of signs saying don't touch the handrail on the steps and it was a novelty to see hand sanitiser on the counter, not to mention being asked to wear a mask. Little did we know that such things would become second nature before the month was up!
Power washing the patio and decking. Now this may not seem exciting to you, but to me it meant that the sun was shining, and I had visions of soon being able to sit outside and enjoy warmer weather. I've never tried my hand at power washing before, it seemed something that could become very messy and I've left it to Paul but now I know how easy it is I think it's fair to say that we will be having a very clean patio this summer!
Project 'repaint the hall drawer unit' happened this month. It's been discussed for many a month and there came a point when I suddenly decided that it 'had' to be done - now! So we popped to Homebase and picked up some tester paint pots. It's only a small unit so three little testers was just enough to put on two coats of paint. A quick, cheap project but it makes the hall look fresher now. Not only that but Paul can now stop sighing every time I say 'that drawer unit is looking really tatty' because it doesn't look tatty any more!
Project 'paint the garden fence' happened too - a year or two ago we painted our garden fences grey and it gave such a good background to our plants rather than the normal 'wood' colours that we decided to put on another coat this year before the plants started growing up again.
Reading Weyward by Emilia Hart which was recommended on Sara Cox's programme Between the Covers. It was also a choice in our online book club but didn't get the most votes but I decided to read it anyway! I also read 'The Last Party' which is probably the first book that I have read that is set in Wales. It was a good murder mystery, and by the time I reached the last chapters I was ready to add my name to the list of suspects, no wonder someone wanted to get rid of Rhys, what a nasty man he was. I also read 'Leave me to lie' by Clare Mackintosh which had more than one twist and turn before the end. I'd recommend them all! This was the first book I borrowed from the library since renewing my membership there.
I would probably stand for indoors, as that is where we spent most of our time due to the changeable weather. If I'm honest, April didn't include many things outside the house! We caught up on a lot of chores that we had been putting off, and spent any dry, warm time in the garden. Not sitting on the patio reading our books but washing, painting and tidying. When the better weather comes, we are prepared!
Lunches with friends and family. Our daughter still doesn't have a kitchen but the builders should be installing the new one very soon. So we have had visitors on quite a few occasions this month as there is only so much you can cook in a microwave!
So all that is left to do now is my 1 second everyday round up of this month so far and to tell you to pop across the other side of the world to check in with the other Deb's World.