So What’s New at Lavinia Court?

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Well, my dears, although it may not appear that much has been happening, nothing could be further from the truth. The owners of the building decided, in their wisdom, that new carpets were required in all the common areas.  In other words every floor has been turned upside down with workmen pulling up the old carpet and then having to spend days grinding down all the odd bits of adhesive which remained.  Then they needed to put new plates along every doorway – so the banging was horrendous and then finally the underlay and new carpet was fitted.  I must admit that it is considerably lighter in colour and looks much better.  I would like to know why it took three weeks – it seems a very long time considering there were six men here.  It probably took five men to fetch, carry and make the tea and one to do the actual work!!

Gosh my dears that sounds terribly uncharitable of me.  I don’t mean to be unkind – it was just so noisy and dusty.  However, it is finished and I must admit that it does look nice.  It makes the corridors feel airy and cool, which is pleasant after all the warm and muggy weather we’ve been having.

What is of more interest to me – and hopefully to you – is that I have found out that we will be getting some new residents into our little community.  Apparently there are three individuals who will be moving in during the next couple of weeks.  At the present time I don’t know anything about them, but I have my spies ready, willing and able to give me all the news as soon as it is available.  Come on now, you don’t think that I just throw these posts together do you?  No, it takes a good deal of gentle persuasion, together with many cups of tea and biscuits to provide you with up-to-date accurate information.

As it happens the one piece of news I do have regarding the new inmates – sorry residents – suggests that there will be one moving into each of the three floors in the building.  I think that it means that they are unknown to each other, otherwise they would usually try to be housed on the same floor as their friends – obviously, if there are sufficient vacancies.  At the moment there are quite a few empty flats here – I wonder why that is…..

I have been quite busy with little excursions to the coffee shop and the library, and it does look likely that we may be able to have our knitting group in a corner of the café at the library.  I’ve decided that it would be good to have weekly meetings – easier for folk to remember – if it’s every other week, I can imagine people ringing me and asking “is it this week or next” and I don’t really need that little irritation.  At the moment I can’t decide between Monday afternoon or Friday morning – both will be popular but I’ll ask a couple of people which day they prefer.  I don’t really mind – as long as they can all agree – otherwise I may make a unilateral decision!

I’m planning on having a quiet few days.  I still need to tell you about Gordon and the coffee morning, but I will keep that news until next time.   I really don’t like him, and I know that I’m not alone.  Other people are starting to voice their concerns, without having anything concrete to base them on.  It’s a difficult situation, so I’ve decided, under the circumstances, to have a word with my contacts at the security services in London.  They may be able to find something out – if indeed there is anything untoward – but I feel that I have to do something.                                     I’m going to decide on my shopping list for the next few days and place an online order with Ocado. I then plan to do a little knitting. As Always –

With Love – Jan xx


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I'm retired, disabled and after sudden death of wonderful husband, have moved closer to my son, daughter-in-law and baby, Charlie. I live in sheltered housing at the bottom end of the scale called Independent Living. I had been in an online Knit and Natter group for a couple of years before Ian died and the members of the group were and still are a wonderful support to me. Since moving here I have now got my own little Facebook group where the members are now my friends and extended family. It was suggested that I write a blog - so here we are!!

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