Sunday, 6 August 2017

Woke up, had some coffee, showered and walked upstairs for some breakfast. Today was going to be a quiet day for me and to work on washing clothes and repacking my suitcase.

The flat has both a washer and a dryer – each with more features than I’ve ever seen. The dryer is a bit different because it isn’t vented to the outdoors, so you need to empty a water reserve that collects the moisture as the clothes are drying. Up until now, I’ve either used a local laundromat, washed in a washing machine and used a drying rack, washed by hand (only in emergencies), or had a combo washer/dryer. Loved the results since I could wash and dry at the same time.

The only outing was to pick up a couple of things from the store when I got tired of listening to the activity in the restaurant above. They were serving a roast dinner from noon until 7:00 p.m. When I returned from the store and found that there was a special on Buckingham Palace on TV that I hadn’t seen before. The flat has two televisions – a 65″ in the main room and a 42″ in the bedroom. Aside from the noise above, I’m staying in a newly remodeled and well-appointed flat with a view of the sea. It even smells new.

I made the chicken stock for the chicken noodle soup tomorrow. From the chicken on Saturday I made chicken salad for sandwiches. Except I didn’t leave any chicken to put in the soup. Guess I’ll go to the store tomorrow and buy a couple of chicken breasts.

Have all of the top-of-the-line appliances here, but no dishwasher. I have a manual dishwasher, but it happens to be me. Nothing to wash dishes but a washing brush so will pick up a sponge/scrubber tomorrow.

After the Buckingham Palace program, I caught the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Then watched Diana: In Her Own Words. Was nice to relax, watch some television, make some chicken broth, and eat chicken salad sandwiches. Through all of this I wrote my blog update from yesterday. It took a bit of time since the Internet connection here is shared with the hotel and was slow in uploading pictures.

Tomorrow, all I have planned is to visit the Manx Museum and learn more about the history of the Isle of Man and the people who have lived here.


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