1 March 2015

Phew, February is over and we are into the lighter mornings and more spring flowers popping up.

Here are some photos to get you up to date on what’s been happening in the not yet fully regenerated bungalow.

the front teeth came out after weeks of wobbling
the front teeth came out after weeks of wobbling
the first teeny tiny daffodils in Mum's garden
the first teeny tiny daffodils in Mum’s garden
Teenboy snr has picked up the guitar again.  He's been through hisi favourite Pulp songs and, just yesterday, he moved onto trying out some Belle & Sebastian
Teenboy snr has picked up the guitar again. He’s been through hisi favourite Pulp songs and, just yesterday, he moved onto trying out some Belle & Sebastian
French Elle Decoration for some continental house inspiration
French Elle Decoration for some continental house inspiration
sitting here just now two blue tits were feeding at the window
sitting here just now two blue tits were feeding at the window – I’m afraid I was not fast enough to catch them in action

This morning Teenboy jnr is away for an audition to be in a Fringe production in August, that will remind some of you of his ‘Bapa’.   I think he was a little nervous, I’m sure he’ll be fine once he gets started.

It’s a beautiful day – here’s to a magnificent March. Happy St David’s Day to you all x.

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Tantallon Castle

We popped down to North Berwick today and had a wee coffee at The Den which boasts a midcentury modern furniture shop,  Annie Sloan paints, a workshop along with a lovely little cafe.  There is a definite Scandi feel to the place food wise the website is here (but I think they are more active on twitter and Facebook).

Tantallon Castle was our next stop on our East Lothian trail. Read all about it here. Beware, photo overload below….

through the ruins
through the ruins
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Some of us made it to the top
Lennie's not so taken with the view.
Lennie’s not so taken with the view.
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Bass rock from Tantallon Castle
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I know this might be getting boring now but the clouds were amazing today.

Our last stop was a delightful little nursery and tea shop in East Linton called Smeaton Nursery Gardens.  We couldn’t resist some potted bulbs and a stick on the window bird feeder which I will show you once it is installed.  There are loads of little blue tits in the garden at the moment, I’m hoping they will come and use it so we can get a good look at them.
Have you got gamers in your family?  Try to get to see the Games Masters exhibition on at Royal Museum of Scotland.  It’s got loads of those old arcade games that some of you will remember from the Lothian Road days here in Edinburgh.  Can you remember the name of that place?  Let me know if you do…

Anyway have a great weekend, February has gone in a flash so far hasn’t it?

Window on my World

Today I changed the blog title.  It has been mulling around in my head for some time that ‘Regeneration’ is not really appropriate any more now that most of the first phase, and the most significant, is pretty much done.  There are still rooms that need decorated and possessions to sort through belonging to my parents but, on the whole, this feels like our house now.

We’ve got a chimney sweep guy coming tomorrow so hopefully another of my wishes will be granted and we will be able to have a real fire in the house.  The big wish is a wood burner in the back room but that is out of our reach for now.  I’ll keep you posted on how it goes, ideally with a beautiful fire photograph.

What do you think of the new title?  I am still swithering but nothing ventured and all that…   Just in case you’re interested here’s what was happening a year ago 27 November 2013.