The Arts

Spent most of last night watching movies due to insomnia. Just loved the beginning of The Jane Austen Book Club as I watched all the incidents occurring with several different women, which could easily sum up a normal day in my life.

Today I tried to be organised and catch up with all the bits I haven’t been able to do this week due to pulling my back at work on Thursday. Only I could pull my back trying to get my retched orthopaedic chair back into position. I mean it’s meant to help my back!

Anyway, today I took pain relief And got myself motivated, grabbed Jack and some art work and headed to the auction house for valuation. One of the pictures was inherited and, I’d been informed, valued at £1200 several years ago. This was my best hope to try and help Jack fund his trip to Australia. After all, I would have passed it down to him eventually so we can go halves on it now whilst I’m still here. Pictures and high hopes in tow, to be told it was painted by a street artist and worth about £90! Might buy him a Greyhound ticket to somewhere!

Then off to B&M to return some bits and swap the push in light bulbs we bought for the screw in ones we needed. I wouldn’t mind, we’d bought the lamps at the same time and checked the bulbs fitted from an already open pack and then picked up an obviously incorrect sealed pack. Next stop was to go to Dunelm to replace bed valance for a different one. Had originally bought a sheet with drop valance attached, two birds with one stone and all that. But we forgot that I have a memory foam topper on my side of the bed making it higher than Marks side and therefore leaving one very skew whiff valance! We were then going into town to pay my birthday cheques into the bank and exchange old pound coins I’d found in the bottom of my smash money bottle, trade in an old phone, donate old glasses to Specsavers for developing countries whilst Jack got his hair cut and then meet for pub lunch.

We actually got as far as B&M car park, found the goods and receipts and am just so glad I looked for my cards at this point. It would have been so embarrassing to get to the till and then not have had my cards for refunds and payments. Mind you, Jack and I should be used to that by now but today we were saved.

I have now given up, returned home and gone back to bed. I figure the world is a far safer place with me there.

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