White Roses

There is a rose bed at the back left of the garden, many of the roses were gifted to my parents for anniversaries and so on.   Nature in the Home’s theme is ‘white’ this week and these are the only white flowers in the garden right now.  This stem and flowers were on the ground, the weight of the flowers after the rain was too much for the spindly stem by the looks of it.

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Rose colours often have symbolic associations, white roses  are for purity, innocence, peace, reverence and humility. I feel sure there must be  a song out there about white roses, anybody know it?

Joining in with Lou at Little Green Shed week 17.

Day Seventy-Four

This blog is not as prolific as I’d like it to be, the works have nearly stopped but the regeneration certainly hasn’t, not by a long way.

lots of shelves for lots of 'stuff'
lots of shelves for lots of ‘stuff’

We had some shelves and lots of bits and bobs done on Saturday.  C and I both have our eye on these shelves in the spare room cupboard, there are 5 so we may have to do a deal.  The ensuite shower went in on Friday, as you saw, it is brilliant, it was worth all the time it took to choose it.  Now for the flooring….vinyl or Harvey Maria?

peg rails ready to paint
peg rails ready to paint

These hooks are for the upstairs bathroom. All they need is a lick of paint and we can put them up.  That makes it sound so easy eh?  I have sanded them so it shouldn’t take long once I actually get round to doing it.  The back bedroom has had some more paint but it is going slowly for sure.  The carpets should be in soon which  will make such a difference to the children’s rooms upstairs.  It is so warm up there it’s amazing, they’re pretty settled up there.  Feels like forever until I’ll move up there to join them.

the mirror turns into a light when you wave your hand underneath it. clever. C's choice.
the mirror turns into a light when you wave your hand underneath it. clever. C’s choice.

We had the electricians in today to install this magic mirror, the circle is the light, this is one of the few things we have seen on our travels that C really wanted – so here it is.  The upstairs bathroom is finished now, needs a good clean! (apart from the pegs of course, always one more thing to do).

Other Stuff

Goldfish, yum, never seen these here before so I had to get them.
Goldfish, yum, never seen these here before so I had to get them.

Here’s a random snack found today, I used to get them in Malaysia as a treat from the import supermarket TMC.  This is the first time I’ve seen them here, not that I’ve ever actually looked for them.  I’m guessing they hail from the USA.  They’re lovely.

Day Sixty-One

There’s grey grout in those tiles upstairs now and the en-suite shower tray has been installed along with a rather handsome tap on the dinky sink.

loving the grey grout
loving the grey grout
no go zone upstairs
no go zone upstairs
shower room starting to come together.
shower room starting to come together.
lovely wee tap
lovely wee tap

Other Stuff

I’m feeling pretty austerity virtuous this tea time. I was going to ‘nip’ into the local massive supermarket on the way home but I decided to avoid it to save the inevitable £25 spend on things you did not know you needed.  Next stop the fridge and bread bin, I used up so many odd items for tea it was great – the children had vegetable soup and eggy bread (using the last of the Valvona and Crolla bread from the farmers’ market) followed by mini banana and white choc cakes made with 2 really really old black bananas I couldn’t quite throw away.  The flavour was amazing since they were so ripe. Yum.  What’s even better is that it’s not pay-day til Thursday so the last coppers will last a bit longer now.  Don’t think I could get another day out of what’s there but you never know…

Might have to have a look here to get inspired – love food hate waste.