26 February 2007

A-ha!

The landlord giveth, and the landlord taketh away (in reverse).

Actually it was his son who wandered off with the wall but last night two rubbish bins appeared in our front yard. As no one else on the street has received any I'm thinking it was the landlord and consequently have painted our house number on them both (I've also painted our downstair neighbour's number on as they have the same landlord as us) before someone takes a liking to them.

Foolish me. Remind me in future not to boast about how much less painful this pregnancy is compared to carrying the FB. The wonderous hormone relaxin has kicked in making me feel like a hippo on top of a particularly wobbly pair of stilts. I'm also thinking of begging Wandsworth Council to install either a ski lift or a Stena stair lift up the hill to the FB's nursery.

15 comments:

Molly said...

Only 87 days to go? I know. You want to punch me. Don't blame you. I remember[a distant fog right now]those terminal pregnancy days! Keep your chin up ,Spring is coming!

velcro said...

+ 6 days Molly if the Peanut is anything like his older brother. I'm hoping he's going to be early but I suspect he'll be in there legs braced shouting "I'm not coming out".
Spring may be here, the daffs are blooming

Mrs Thistletwat said...

Good old Wandsworth Council, the bunch who pay me while I sit here sick reading blogs! Write to the Leader of the Council on their webpage, your ski lift is one of the saner suggestions we receive from residents.

Caro said...

Those stairs will help labor speed by quickly.

We had apartment stairs when I was pregnant with my second.

The labor was three hours start to finish.

The stairs are your friend. They just don't feel like it right now.

h&b said...

Wandsworth ?

I thought you lived in a scabby part of town ? I used to walk down to the Wandsworth shops when I was staying at mums !

I thought it was a lovely leafy area ( she wasn't in Wandsworth though, up the hill a bit .. East Putney ?!?!? )

Wow. To think we may have crossed paths in Sainsbury's or Next.

Cool ;)

velcro said...

um no h&b, I don't live in Wandsworth Town, but in Wandsworth Borough and in a very scabby part of that too. I wish I did live in Wandsworth Town or even right beside Wandsworth Common but alas no. When did you live over here though?
MrsT I am intrigued...some examples of residents' suggestions please!
Caro, stairs didn't help with the first - 29hours start to end

Mrs Thistletwat said...

I could go on forever if I started! I work in front line housing which is even better. Had one lady who wrote in asking if we could move the tenant below out so she could play loud music. And don't start me on the racist toilet seats...

velcro said...

did you ever figure out what was up with the surface to air missile launcher you found pointing out of a window?

Mrs Thistletwat said...

That one was unexplained as the tenant had scarpered, leaving his dead mother's ashes behind as well. The fire arms squad got called and confirmed it had been spent. Where exactly it got spent we'll never know but as the estate is right under the Heathrow flight path I can only guess he'd been taking pot shots at jumbos. As you live in "a scabby part" of Wandsworth, this may have been round the corner from you...

My float said...

The son wandered off with the wall. Um? WHY?

And are two rubbish bins an acceptable replacement?

Weird things definitely happen your way!

velcro said...

MrsT it's very likely that it was. They picked up an Al Qaeda guy round the corner from us a few years back.

angelfeet said...

That's a shame about the change in pregnancy ailments. You definitely need something motorised for that hill.

Stomper Girl said...

Cheer up! You've probably got a pair of magnificent legs from all that hill-walking-with stroller and stair-climbing. It's just that you can't see them anymore.

nutmeg said...

Rocket launchers and Al Qaeda guys under the Heathrow flight path? And I was going to visit London one day?

Back to your post... If you convince anyone to install one of those chairs can you tell me if they are worth it as I'm sure to need one in my house at some stage!

h&b said...

I was last there .. um.. the boy was 11mo old, and now he's nearing 3 ( boy, time flies !! )

I laughed the first time I heard the "Wandsworth" line for the first time in "Live, Actually"

:)