Ellen's new house
My older sister, Ellen, has just bought a house in Maidstone with her soon-to-be-husband, Ben. They completed yesterday and so today, Graham and I drove down there to help strip wallpaper, rip up carpets and demolish nasty old MDF furniture for Ben to take to the tip. Our dad, who Graham has started referring to as a "mentalist" on the basis of his bike ride last night had come up from Brighton to Maidstone on the train and gave some help in between naps on the dining room floor.
They're having woodworm and damp treatment done on Tuesday, so all the carpets have to be up by then.
We had the usual new-house fun of not having any cutlery or crockery, but bravely struggled on, buttering bread with the tiny knife from Ellen's Swisscard and boiling the kettle then dropping the teabags into it to make the tea.
At about 5pm, we strapped the bike rack to the car, attached dad's bike to it and headed back through the Dartford Tunnel to home, just in time to have a quick vegetarian curry from the Madhur Jaffrey recipe book before I took Graham to a band practice at Nightfly.
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