does not appear to be the case and I have to admit that the
most ‘distressed’ items in the household as all
this work has been going on have been Mopps and Kennelman!!
Mopps took the demise of the Italian wallpaper in the kitchen
particularly badly. I thought at the time that threatening
not to speak to me for 24 hours was a complete over reaction.
However she nearly made it – only breaking her silence
to scream when she caught me with the Chinese rug! I think
that she had given up speaking to Kennelman for the 24 hours
as well as she seemed to think that he should have picked up
on the structural alterations to the wallpaper as he was in
the kitchen at the time.
TO DO! You will appreciate from the above that
I am fully occupied at present, so have a very limited
amount of time to devote to my surprise elevation to Cranstal
scribe. However I am sure that by the time Spring 2014
arrives I will most probably have completed my renovation
projects – well by that stage there probably will
not be that much left to ‘renovate’. I do promise
that for the next edition I will have much more to report
- as to be quite honest I am not surprised about the amount
of material Affrika has managed to generate over the years.
Life with this lot has to be experienced to be believed!!!
to have some quiet time together after the ordeal of our air
flight from Sweden and before I had to commence my onward journey
to the IOM. We both appreciated this gentle introduction into
our new lives in our adopted country.
SWEDISH FAMILY. Before I leave you all I
thought that - as we are getting to know each other – you
might like to make the acquaintance of the family
that I have left so far behind in Sweden. In the
small photo I am sitting on the left of the picture
- on the steps of our family home - with my brother
Kareef at the front, my sister Kokos third in line
and on the right hand side our brother Koriander.
Whilst Kokos and Koriander remain in the land of
their birth - Kareef left Sweden at the same time
that I did. He is presently resident in Sussex where
he has put a lot of effort into getting the Buckley
household as well trained as I have the Cranstal
second photo is of Kareef and myself - on the night
that we arrived in UK – relaxing in the hotel
room that the Buckley TwoLegs had so sensibly arranged
for our arrival. This allowed Kareef and