Our first Red Nose…

Construction – or rather destruction – news first:
On Wednesday, Mike disconnected the electrics and took down a wall of what used to be room 5 in the morning, and split logs with Adrian in the afternoon. I had a morning with some church paperwork, and in the afternoon went shopping – deep joy. But I did get my red Nose T-shirt…

View from room 7 onto the corridor (buff coloured wall you are facing has disappeared in next photo)
View from room 5 onto the corridor (buff coloured wall you are facing has disappeared in next photo)

On Thursday, Mike removed a further wall – you can see where room 5 used to be here:

View from room 7-as-was towards the old extension stairwell with one wall removed
View from room 5-as-was towards the old extension stairwell with one wall removed

Meanwhile my mission, should I choose to accept it, (which I did, fool that I am) was to re-stack gubbins in the damp part of the house so we could walk around more safely. I then changed tack to empty one chest of drawers, demolish a second set of drawers, then move the first set to the room that used to house the second set (are you still with me?) We now have one slightly superior bedroom (although that’s not difficult at the moment) for family and friends. In the afternoon, we all focused on preparations for Red Nose Day – blowing up balloons, printing posters etc. etc.

Today I went to my Welsh class as usual. On return I joined with Mike and Jane in serving the wonderful people who had come to the cafe for our Comic Relief Red Nose cake sale. The dealio (as we say in Plas) was that the cafe benefited from food or drink sales, and Comic Relief received the donations for the variety of Jane’s delicious cakes and other nibbles which were on offer.

We have been running a ditloids quiz for Comic relief for the last month or so, which has raised at least £188 (we still have to collect some funds from the church) and today’s cake sale raised £181 so far, so we are thrilled to announce that the total raised so far is £369 with a little more to go.

Incidentally, the quiz entries included three sheets with all 100 correct answers, so we look forward to Gill and Idris of Trefriw, Nen of Pont y Pant, and Claire, Conan, Matt & Erika of Trefriw coming to collect their prizes. Well done to them all! And well done and thanks to all who came to make today’s efforts worthwhile and helped raise this lovely sum for Comic Relief.

The Penaeldroch Red Nose team - two of whom were busy, and I with time to smile for the camera!
The Penaeldroch Red Nose team – two of whom were busy, but at least I had time to smile for the camera!