|Look! I have flowers blooming!|
This weekend Steve and I went out with some friends. If you're looking for a few good pubs to visit, we enjoyed these. We started at BrewDog. They have a great selection of beer from their own brewery and a cozy atmosphere.
O'Neill's with live music that you may also enjoy if you like the Irish-folk or Indie genres. Anyway, we stayed at the Malt Mill just for kicks and played a couple of games of pool. FYI. The billiard balls are smaller here than in the US and are colored differently (Picture sizes not to scale).
|USA Billiard Set|
|UK Billiard set that we used|
The front room in our house has had a weird, musty, animal smell for a while. I have mopped, dusted, and vacuumed every surface including the curtains in there with no luck getting rid of the smell. I finally decided that it must be the rug that we have had for 6 years and never washed properly. One day, I dragged it upstairs and propped it up in the shower. I spent a rough 45 minutes wrestling with that rug. Trying to hold it up to reach all surfaces. Dragging it onto the floor to scrub (cleaned the floors later), and then back into the shower where it looked like pond water draining from it (YUCK! Suspicions confirmed). Then, I dragged it down the stairs, through the living room, and outside where I heaved with all my strength to get that darned heavy thing spread across the patio table to dry. Once dried, I returned it to the front room only to discover to my dismay that it seemed to smell even worse! It's like I just brought all the stink to the surface. Ugh! So today I took a different approach. I soaked it in the bathtub and scrubbed it periodically with a brush. I drained the tub, refilled it again with more laundry detergent and water, and scrubbed again... about 3-4 times. I never expected to see the disgusting site pictured below after I had already cleaned it in the shower for 45 minutes a few days ago! Note to you all... regularly deep clean your rugs. Mine is still hanging outside...