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Joining in with Lou at Little Green Shed Nature in the Home week 15.  Happy 1000th post to Lou and her fabulous blog, I look forward to reading the next 1000 posts.

We were asked to give you our favourite plant.  The colour and textures of Peony Roses, as I know them, are amazingly beautiful from that tight little ball when they are first noticeable on the plant until they puff and finally dissolve.  This one is from the garden just now and is really on its way out.  This is my favourite flower from the garden at the moment, there are others up there on my list at different times of the year.

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The works – remember them?  Well, the bedroom carpets are due tomorrow and the painter is lined up to do the last few bits soon.  I may even have some properly habitable rooms very soon.  Then comes putting the place back together.  as my Mum used to say,  ‘There’s always something.’


Day Seventy-Seven

The person doing the regeneration today was me, only me.  At last my ‘bedroom to be’ is all white.  It has taken an age and has meant overcoming severe inertia but I’ve done it.  It is not actually FINISHED, oh no, but all it needs is a final coat tomorrow and it will be done.

day 68 004 day 68 003The carpet people have said that the carpet should be making its way to Edinburgh next week, I’m not holding my breath on that though, at least all the bedrooms will be ready when it arrives and we can actually get into the new bedroom.  It feels like I made up that we would ever sleep up there!  We have a wardrobe dilemma at the moment too, built-in? Ikea pax?  freestanding expensive but wait and use old one?  We keep going round in circles.  Ideally we would have doors  the same as the shutters but that does not seem possible without getting them made by a specialist company – really must get a price on that.  Whatever we choose will go in the space you can see on the far left below.

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Time to wish you all a good weekend again, I’m hoping the sun keeps on shining and that the painting will be done by a fairy overnight.  Which is more likely I wonder? x

Day Sixty-Nine

Quick update – I feel like we are getting somewhere.  The only person working on the regeneration today was me, a little painting in the back bedroom and patch filling in the front ones.  We are going for the children being upstairs tomorrow night without carpets, we’ve got a bed frame up there already and the other one is going up in the morning. I’ve ordered blinds for the Velux windows in the bedrooms and bought some blackout Roman blinds for the actual windows.  Upstairs will be inhabited again.  I have high hopes for progress tomorrow, my wishes are for the underfloor heating to be connected and the handrail finished.  I’ll let you know how it goes. x