Day Thirty-Two

What a funny day it’s been.  Sun, snow, hailstones, wind, great bright blue skies and a chill in the air.  These tulips would manage to cheer even the most solemn face. tulips

We had a visit from the window man, that’s the next big step.  Today’s big questions were how many astragals on the upstairs windows and what lighting to have upstairs.  All sorted now.

Two pictures from upstairs today, one from the front, the other from the back.  The whole perimeter is plasterboarded now and the ceiling (or walls, depending on who you ask) is next.

back to front today
back to front today
front to back today
front to back today

 

 

p.s.  Look what I got for Mothers’ Day.   I swear you would get 8 cups from it, it’s massive.  I’m saving it for once the regeneration is done.  I absolutely love it to bits.  Thanks to my lovely children and husband xxxxx

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Day Twenty-Eight

What a miserable day, we have had such a good run weather wise that it’s a shock to the system when it’s grey, damp and misty all day long.  I felt for the roofers today when the final Velux was going in, must have been grim up there.  The extra skylight makes such a difference, the photo does not do it any justice.  Even on a day like today the light was flooding in to where the stairs will be.  My little bookshelf is looking good and is being used as a tool store just to check that it works.

above the stairs, pair of velux now.
above the stairs, pair of velux now.
my little shelf -being used for tools at the moment
my little shelf being used for tools at the moment
front to back
front to back – stairs go where the ladder is
back to front
back to front

Ryan has been stripping the wonderful bird wallpaper off today. I thought we had a sauna in the house at one point there was so much steam.  He was chuffed to find a note from a previous owner, he was not to know it was from my Dad.  What a lovely surprise to hear from him (in a manner of speaking).  I’ll be adding to this very soon, ‘reinstated 2013’.

on the bathroom wall
on the bathroom wall

Other Stuff – Today’s Findings

The very last place that had not been emptied needed to be cleared out today. The dining room cupboard.  A pipe has to go down the back of it from upstairs.  In there I have found some more interesting objects not to mention enough Edinburgh Crystal to open a shop.  Here are my ‘must keep’ favourites.

I love this, it'll be going on the wall somewhere when the works are done
I love this, it’ll be going on the wall somewhere when the works are done
Royal Albert Elfin  teaset
Royal Albert Elfin teaset
for Sister Agnes
for Sister Agnes
anyone know what the significance of this cheese beano replica is about?
anyone know  the significance of this cheese beano replica?

Lastly

Make sure you have a look at the cherry blossom on my other post today.  Dad loved recounting its latin name, Prunus Autumnalis Rosea.  He said it so much I know it too.  Must teach it to my children. winter flowering cherry

Day Twenty-Five

We have more evidence of actual rooms today, the insulation and plasterboard have formed a wee cupboard and the suggestion of walls too.   Very exciting but the space is still shrinking…..we were upstairs at the weekend measuring and laying out planks to see exactly where the rooms will be.  The front two are bigger than I expected but we are worried about our bed fitting in where we want it in the back room.   Hmmmm.  We will sort it out I’m sure.  Here’s today’s evidence:-

little cupboard
little cupboard
back to front today
back to front today, cupboard there
front to back
front to back

 

 

Other Stuff

new haircut. beautiful
new haircut. beautiful
H had her hair cut at a fab place on Saturday, they have a fairground carousel horse or a quad bike for the children to sit on and a telly right in front of them.  It works.  The staff are so friendly and used to dealing with nervous kids with their neurotic (or otherwise) parents.  We then went for some messages and ended up choosing  some lovely flower packs from the supermarket, I love Ranunculus. Being in Morningside we of course visited the great Spektakular again, Pippi Longstocking is now in H’s library.  Superb choice, H.
ready for summer blooms
ready for summer blooms
planting
planting
my helper
my helper

These lovely flowers should be in bloom by June/July so I will be sure to show you them when they appear.  I love the idea of having an area in the garden for growing flowers to cut.  I would need to be very clever and plant them so we have flowers from early spring to early winter.   Maybe that’s a project to start this Autumn.