To understand my play on words title, you have to remember our dear departed Brucie, one of our last genuine entertainers sadly lost to us last year.
One of his many popular catch phrases was “Nice to see you, to see you Nice”.
Today, Hubby and I had our eye tests in Skegness at 9am. It meant getting up early so that we could have breakfast and walk the dog, leaving ourselves at least an hour for the journey in case we picked up the morning works traffic.
We arrived with plenty of time to spare, enough in fact to give Maggie an extra potty break in the park, and yes, we did clear up.
The girls who attended to us were terrific, and by the time we were onto the peripheral vision test, we had them laughing and asking us if we were ‘always like this’.
I’ve said before that Hubby and I come as a double act, one of our key points of every day is to make at least one person smile.
The good news is that our eyes haven’t changed sufficiently to warrant a change in our prescriptions, so our existing glasses will do us for at least another year.
Hubby was really pleased to finally find a pair of clip on polarised sunglasses for his driving glasses though, as some mornings it’s just too bright driving into the rising sun.
We always leave an impression, so I hope it was a happy one today.
After our appointments, we had a little bit of running around to do and came back armed with a rake, spade and a toilet roll holder.
Finally we will be able to make a start on preparing the ground for our veg patch (or patches) as Hubby will cut the grass on the mower’s lowest setting, requiring the rake to clear up the cuttings to put in our Hippo bag which we’ll be using as a compost bin.
We were introduced to Hippo bags when we did our DIY in the cottage as they were much cheaper than hiring a skip. In those days the bag was a fiver to buy and £47 to be collected when full. Now the smallest bag is £9 to buy and it’s a whopping £99 to collect, not that we will be wanting that service this time.
The spade will be used to remove the turf from the selected areas, and the fork we already have to turn over the soil. Surprise surprise, two of our spuds in the veg rack have started to sprout, so we’re off!
You’re probably wondering where the toilet roll holder comes in.
That’s for the bathroom of course, Silly. I’ve been after one for ages and no way was I paying in excess of ten quid for a metal pole on a stand! We got this one today for less than £3. Perfect.