There has been much robust excitement Chez Riverside Towers as we decided to start the New Year off by having a couple of little jobs done, now we have “lived” in the flat for six months or so.
So, this morning you find us surrounded by all manner of manly equipment of a tool type nature, as we have our kitchen area tiled.
There’s nothing like the frisson of excitement you feel when you see a dust sheet being laid, as you know that a magical transformation is about to unfold.
We have Andy doing the work, (he has a lovely van), and he doesn’t seem to mind Nigel showing a great interest in everything he does, the watching of the bubble on his spirit level being particularly fascinating.
……. and he has also let Nigel hand him the tile spacers as he needs them, rather than allow him to spread the adhesive as Nigel first suggested.
Andy has also complimented Nigel on his authentic work clothes, but so far the offer of Nigel being taken on as an apprentice has not been mentioned.
However, I have told Andy that if Nigel starts to get under his feet and hinder the progress of his work he is to send him to me to ask for a “long stand” …….. something Mr D, our Mexico based, serial commenter used to do to some of his prize students when he was teaching Chemistry back in Wolverhampton, many moons ago now!