Nice weekend at home - mostly catching up on stuff and watching bad films, nothing beats a triple bill of 'Masque of the Red Death, Pit and the Pendulum, Fall of the House of Usher'. Did Vincent Price EVER have time off?
There is a tangible turn in the weather - most welcome. The extra daylight is also very welcome.
Gave away an old 50's chair yesterday and someone is coming to collect a set of school chairs today - the loft is almost empty. I have about 30 parcels of ebay sales to post this week already - I have run out of cardboard boxes - that's going to be a problem for me.
The news is fill of the changes in law to allow people to spend their pensions. Great - that has already lead to an increase in advertising by cruise operators (true fact) - as everyone spunks all their money away - and in 10 years it will be 'Oh, nobody told me I wouldn't have any money left, that's so unfair - I must have been mis-sold - I want my money back, and yes - I have a lovely cruise, thank you". It's just like 10 years ago when everyone was raiding their property equity, 'unlocking' the money to piss away on luxuries. I actually know someone who came to the end of their fixed rate mortgage and was HORRIFIED to learn that they hadn't actually paid any of the debt - and this is someone who runs a business. It will just create a mini spending boom that the government will say is proof of a successful economy - and 'please vote for us - you are getting richer because of the tories'. I - of course- have no pension. I've been through 3 recessions as a self-employed person, bailed out half of my friends, paid my mums mortgage and now find myself selling my stuff to pay a tax bill. Actually I made about £1500 on ebay last month - all of which will go to the revenue, and none of which I shall miss. Getting rid of stuff is quite liberating - I'm only keeping what I value, and getting rid of anything I fall over in the dark.
I have a bit of work to do today, some washing, a few other 'bank holiday' style jobs. Yesterday I delighted myself by fixing together 3 medium sized coir rugs from Aldi to create a very large one that fitted my hall - no more muddy paw prints everywhere. Every time I go to Aldi I see something I didn't realise I couldn't live without.
The papers are full of David Cameron feeding a cute little lamb for Easter. He's also recently been photographed enjoying a lamb dinner at home with the family. Seriously.