Day Forty – Windows

Well, the day finally came when we were to have windows upstairs.

It’s not getting any warmer here so I’m hoping that they will keep a bit more heat in the house.  We have removed the magic curtain and it’s good to see the light coming down from the skylights above the stairs. Have a look and see what you make of my lovely windows.

in they come
in they come
front first thing this morning
front first thing this morning
front with windows
front with windows
looking out the back window
looking out the back window

So that’s upstairs fully sealed and ready for the plasterers tomorrow, the bathroom will be getting some much needed attention too.

Other Stuff

We had quite a quiet weekend, teenboy was not well and the weather was pretty cold. Surprisingly, apart from a few flutters, we missed out on snow.  The best part of the weekend was Sunday morning when we headed out to see what happened, despite the freezing wind. We rediscovered an old favourite of ours, the Botanic Gardens here in Edinburgh.  It was just too cold to stay long at Inverleith swing park so we decided to trot over to the Botanics.  What a great move, it was full of life and the children had a brilliant time in the classroom part of the entrance area planting marigolds and sunflowers, with the help of really enthusiastic volunteers.  I liked the ‘shelf life’ display too, just shows you that you don’t need much to grow a plant.

shelf life - as seen at the botanics
shelf life – as seen at the botanics
treasures from the botanics
treasures from the botanics

There was a fantastic stand in the plant shop with, yes, you guessed, Ranuculus plants for sale, the children chose one each, they’re planted up and looking good out there, hope they won’t perish in the cold though.

Ranuculus (again)
Ranuculus (again)

After the Botanics, everyone was keen to head on to Stockbridge Market and we had great fun trying every tablet and sweetie on offer there. We came home with a lovely lunch, comte cheese and a baguette, how continental.  Tasted good too, we have pledged to go more often and support the little guys out there.

delights from Stockbridge Market
delights from Stockbridge Market

Being inspired by the Botanics, H and I headed out to our local DIY store for some potting compost and came out with another armful of bargains from the plant dept – pansies, daisies and margarites this time. The focus on the garden continued when we got back, the greenhouse has had a pane of glass missing since last summer, we fixed that, at last.  Good job, C.  Every bargain is now planted and cheering up the garden – all we need is spring to return and help them grow.  Fingers crossed x

Day Thirty-Nine

It’s the weekend and the start of the holidays for some of us.  Brilliant.  Shame about the chilly weather but we all know that we can’t have everything.

Upstairs is fully formed now with the final wall in place.  We had a last minute change of door position for the back bedroom and all the electrics and heating have been amended to accommodate the door’s new position.  We’ve also decided to change where to put storage.  We’re going to use the space to the right of the door for a built-in wardrobe, it was Gibby’s great idea, thanks Gibby.

space for the wardrobe
space for the wardrobe
from the stairs
from the stairs
back to front today
back to front today

All we need now are some windows and the plastering can start.  Nothing happening with bathrooms for the last couple of days, I’m looking forward to having a shower again.  Hope it won’t be too long now.

Other Stuff

Just thought that you might like to see the gorgeous ranunculus my sister just turned up with, they are my favourite, what a super surprise. I discovered them two years ago when I was planting lots of pots up for the garden ready for selling our house.  I’d never seen them before then, they are so pretty and full of petals I bought lots for the pots and the house sold very quickly. Not sure if there’s a connection, but I’ve loved them ever since.

runuculus in white
ranunculus in white

I wonder how much snow we’ll have here in Edinburgh, we’ve missed most of it so far.  The forecast sounds like it could be quite serious.

Have a good weekend everyone, whatever the weather x

P.S. nearly forgot…I had beetroot on a pizza last night and it was amazingly tasty. Worth a try.

roast vegetable pizza with beetroot
roast vegetable pizza with beetroot