I had the day off today.
About 10.15am, John Lewis came and delivered me a dining table (it folds up, and it has matching fold up chairs that live inslide the folded up table - brilliant!)
After that I could go out, so I went out and bought a lot of pet food, stopped in Hobbycraft and bought some magnets, then went to Halfords for AutoGlym window cleaning stuff.
I then toured B&Q, Wickes and Homebase. Firstly looking for a cheap, plain finial as one has fallen off of our curtain pole and we think got cleared up in the plumbers rubbish, oops! But you can't buy finials alone in Wickes or Homebase, and in B&Q you could only buy really fancy ones. I'm going to see if I can improvise something with a drawer knob
While our plumber was here last night fixing our central heating we asked him about an air vent in our kitchen, which lets in LOTS of cold air. He looked at how our boiler vents, and said that vent was extra/unecessary. So I was also on the look out for a large 'blanking plate' to cover up this vent on the inside. Unable to find anything quite what I wanted, I got an adjustable vent, which I can just leave closed (it's behind a cupboard anyway, but give an awful draft).
Got home and it was slightly too small.
Waited a few mins and some nice men turned up to fix our kitchen window, which had a yawning gap between frame and opening part of window. They took it out, de-glazed it, reshaped it, re-glazed it and put it back. No more yawning gap.
While I was waiting for them, I used the magnets to turn some nice beer bottle tops (from the Isle of Skye brewery) in to fridge magnets
After they'd left, I went up to Homebase, swapped the adjustable vent for a bigger one, then came home. Husband arrived home to find me in kitchen armed with masonary drill, etc. And I fitted it without supervision and put the kitchen back together!
So now we have working central heating, a window that has no massive gap, and a closed vent. With any luck, our kitchen should be much less drafty now!