Make do and Mend

I’ve been feeling pretty thrifty of late, having managed to resurrect my phone (new battery plus rubberised cover – it works but everything looks a bit spotty) AND put a pair of trousers in to have the zip replaced* at Bigtown’s brand new alterations and fabric shop. Clearly I’m not the only one who understands the satisfaction inherent in getting something repaired.

It’s not something the council’s in much danger of discovering, however. We moseyed down to the ford at the weekend to check the level and find out if they’d made any progress unbending the sign only to be confronted with this:

We suspect the tree firmly wedged into the bridge may have something to do with it. Clearly we’ve missed some exciting flood action while we were gallivanting about across the Irish sea.

wedged tree

Oh look, firewood

But fear not, dear readers, we still crossed the bridge to get you a proper reading:

ford other side
We’ll be keeping you abreast with important developments as they develop.

*To be honest, the latter was less about thriftiness and more about avoiding the whole trouser buying thing for a bit longer (as regular blog readers, and anyone who’s gone shopping with me will understand). Plans are now afoot to take in my last ever decently fitting pair of trousers to see if they can make a new pair, in which case my life will be complete.


3 Responses to Make do and Mend

  1. Andy in Germany says:

    Careful, throwing things away that we could still use and buying new stuff we don’t need are the cornerstones of our consumerist society.
    I sympathise with your struggle to find clothes that fit. When we visit our family in Japan we tend to go clothes shopping: it’s quite startling to find clothes that actually fit first time…

  2. disgruntled says:

    Funnily enough, despite buying almost nothing, we still manage to get through money somehow…

  3. […] driver pulled up to ask us if we knew how high it was (he being on the side of the river where the sign was broken) before he risked crossing.* If all else fails, a useful career as human depth gauge beckons […]

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