I have a massive butt…

…a water butt! Sorry, endless childish butt puns have abounded in our house this past week.

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In typical bank holiday weekend style we popped to Wickes to pick up a few things for various bits of DIY around the house. The plan wasn’t to go buy a water butt. Buying a water butt was so not the plan that it isn’t even on our list of aspirational things to get if we had loads of money to just get all the things we want for the house. And yet, in Wickes we found ourselves making the oddest impulse purchase ever. A big colourful special offer sign lured us in, then the bargain deal clinched it and off to the till we went – giant water butt tucked under Tom’s arm.

Fitting it was interesting, you have to saw your drain pipe in half. There really isn’t any going back from that! Some careful cutting *cough* brute force *cough* later we got it attached and I don’t think it looks too ugly. That being said I am planning to find something nice to grow over it.

We fitted it on what was one of the nicest days of the year so far and we were worried we wouldn’t get to see if we’d fitted it correctly for a while. Thankfully (!) it’s poured down this week and the water butt is full so soon we can check if it overflows. (I’m not sure how I feel about how happy I am that it rained…)

The garden is next on our list for sorting out in general. We have an apple tree that needs freeing from some bushes, a shed taking up the spot which gets the last bit of sun at the end of the day and the horrid concrete (see below water butt) that needs to go. But that’s a story for another day.

How did you spend your bank holiday? Have you ever made an impulse purchase weirder than a water butt?

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