The Mediocre Dad (formerly Henry's Blog) Blog

Finalising the set decorations – and a work bench 0

Finalising the set decorations – and a work bench

After the fun of the Saturday, Sunday was a much more relaxed affair, concerned mainly with making the lounge look presentable again. We arranged all the ornaments, put up some pictures, decided which books...

To lounge or not to lounge… 0

To lounge or not to lounge…

Following our decision to have a completely sober January, along with our exciting new-year diet of Slim Fast and home-made soup, we have found ourselves in need of distraction, especially at the weekends. So,...

New Year, New Painting 0

New Year, New Painting

Having left the house empty for a good part of the last couple of weeks, it was decided that the plaster work was now dry enough to be painted on. Following the advice of...

More proper guests 0

More proper guests

Having got the house in to a perfectly livable state, we today played host to our second dinner party, this time in the shape of Henry’s brother Ben, his wife Katy and little William...

The end of the first month in the flat! 0

The end of the first month in the flat!

Having dropped Ali off at the station after a monster fry-up, Henry and Sara spent the remainder of the day tidying up the flat and moving things back in to the living room. We...

Laminate flooring ain’t what it used to be… it’s better! 0

Laminate flooring ain’t what it used to be… it’s better!

Having suitably recovered from their hangovers, Sara and Henry’s first job of the day was to drive round all of the bed shops in Reading trying to find a mattress that would get delivered...

“Go Ali, I’m your mother…” (© Supertroopers) 0

“Go Ali, I’m your mother…” (© Supertroopers)

Yesterday Ali King arrived in Reading, fresh and raring to tackle some of our more laborious projects. Having got drunk the night before, we weren’t quite as raring, and definitely not as fresh –...

The Cryin’, The Titch and the Wardrobes… 0

The Cryin’, The Titch and the Wardrobes…

Yesterday we finally found some floor laminates we were happy with, and we bought 20m²-worth of it (with underlay) from Floors-2-go. We would have liked to have bought real wooden floor boards, but the...

In to the depths of the garage we go… 0

In to the depths of the garage we go…

This was Mark’s second day of being extremely helpful, and while Sara drove off to her school Environmental Day for the morning, Mark and Henry set off to the garage to spread their magic....

Mark “Handy Andy” Nicholls sweeps in to town… 0

Mark “Handy Andy” Nicholls sweeps in to town…

This weekend he had the pleasure of Mark Nicholls company (Henry’s cousin). He swept in to town like a rogue tornado, fixed and improved lots of aspects of our flat, got us drunk and...