Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Best blogging buddies


I have been awarded this by wakeupandsmellthecoffee, for which much thanks. I only arrived in blogland in May this year and I have now made a new bunch of friends all over the world. Rather than pick seven of you, I’d like to pass it to you all. You deserve it!

Life here in Falmouth is freezing as we are in the teeth of an easterly gale which has been raging for the last three days and promises to continue for another three. This means that every time I go out of the house, I feel as if someone has thrown a bucket of icy water over me. It trickles down my back with determination, freezing my hands, feet, nose, ears, anything it can get hold of. It also sucks any warmth out of the house so even when I get in, despite the central heating being on for hours, it’s still cold.

And in case you’re wondering, if it wasn’t for this hyperactive dog, I wouldn’t go out…

However, not to be deterred by bad weather, Himself has gone off to the workshop for the third day in a row to make a box for the new love in his life. The one that it arrived in isn’t as lovely as he thought it was, and as he can’t find anything suitable, he decided to make one.

Four trips to Trago later, he has plywood, velvet and several cans of spray paint. He’s taken all the fixtures off the old case, including an old Boosey sticker (before it became Boosey & Hawkes) and has now assembled the box which looks very fine.

(Well, it looks like a box, to be honest, but I had to make the appropriate noises.)

Now all it needs is some padding and it’s ready for its red velvet lining. Fit for a queen, you might say.

Lucky thing, eh? In my next life I’m coming back as a cornet.

14 comments:

Rebecca Taunton said...

It has been very cold, hasn't it. This wind seems to make our whole house cold, but walking in it is another matter!! RT

laurie said...

he's making a velvet box for his cornet?

i love it when men have meaningless projects that keep them happy pottering around. i really do.

that's just sweet. but maybe he could get a little more velvet and make you a gown, eh?

Flowerpot said...

RT - yes this wind is bitter. It makes our house freezing too and walking in it is vile!

laurie - a velvet gown - now there's a thought. And you're right - it certainly keeps him occupied. YOu'd think he was making something of Vital Importance the way he goes on about it.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

It's freezing up here too so I can imagine how much colder it is on the coast.

You don't thin he's getting a bit obsessive do you!?

Flowerpot said...

aoj - obsessive is his middle name!

Akelamalu said...

He loves that cornet doesn't he? Are you getting a teensy weensy bit jealous yet? Does one refer to a cornet as she or he? :)

Ellee Seymour said...

That's a great award, I have a lovely fluffy black cat just like the one in the pic.

It's freezing here too, I feel quite sorry for my little bunny running around the garden.

Miss Understood said...

When you talk of boxes and velvet and fastenings, it makes me think of other sorts of boxes.

But we won't go there.

No, we won't.

I think it's lovely too, that he is so passionate about it all. Damn annoying for you, maybe, but very lovely all the same!

Lane said...

Himself's dedication to his cornet is inspiring:-)

Congrats on the award!

Flowerpot said...

ellee - am sure your cat's warm, if it's anything like mine which is curled up on the duvet behind me. Hope the poor bunny has some warm straw!

Flowerpot said...

MissU - boxes - go on, you know you'd love to write about boxes...!

Flowerpot said...

lane yes but the dedication can get a little tedious!

Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

We chaps take our obessions very seriously!!

Flowerpot said...

graham - and so you should!