Katy Perry

Hope you enjoyed that great video. After a big debate, H almost believes that the lyric is not, ‘Eye of the tyre’, don’t think she’ll ever be 100% convinced though.  She absolutely loves this song – it featured in the final of the CBBC show ‘Who Let The Dogs Out?’.  I think she fancies herself on it with one of the Westies, they are not so keen when she tries to get them to do the tricks.

 Regeneration News

Just cut a hole in the carpet, it's coming up anyway.  Floor sanding guy looks in disbelief then asks for a knife.
Just cut a hole in the carpet, it’s coming up anyway. Floor sanding guy looks in disbelief then asks for a knife.
Colour options - LHS no stain then 3 options. What would you choose?
Colour options – LHS no stain then 3 options. What would you choose?

If you’ve been wondering about how the flooring for the hall and the ‘middle’ aka dump room is coming on you can see for yourself, it’s still a work in progress.  No decision made yet.

Have a great weekend x

2 July 2013

sneak peak into H's bedroom cupboard
sneak peak into H’s bedroom cupboard
F's cupboard door handles
F’s cupboard door handles

Today I’m sharing some of the things I love about our new rooms.  Instead of getting bogged down by what I’ve got to do, I am going to enjoy what has been done and what we have gained.   The chaos downstairs will get sorted slowly but surely over the next wee while.  These things take time (good line for a song).

view from my bed
view from my bed – shutters are fab
upstairs bathroom
upstairs bathroom
how long have I loved these radiators? now I have one in my bedroom
how long have I loved these radiators? now I have one in my bedroom

Other Stuff

Instagram is something I’ve been aware of for some time but have never really got into, I’m wary of it I guess.  This post from  Tales from a Happy House Instagram has changed my mind, now I’m keen to get on and use it.  My goal is a photo a day for the whole of the school holidays.  I will let you know once I’ve got organised with a name and so on, technoteenboy will be on hand if I get stuck

Daisies cannot be beaten – look at these super hair accessories being modelled by the gorgeous H.  Wish I’d got myself some now.

love a daisy
love a daisy

The Glasonbury father returned eventually last night.  Tired, brown and happy that he was home after a super-long bus journey.   The kids all have their very own Glasto t-shirts now, H and F have all the bands that played on their backs – one is not that great for a 5 year old to notice.  Never mind. L has a Rolling Stones one which he absolutely loves. It’s good to have C back xx

Day Thirty-Eight

The final bits of insulation and plasterboard that can be put up before the windows come are up.  Gibby was doing a solo stint for quite a while today, it was very quiet up there.  I’m not posting any pictures of upstairs today, I’m going to just show you some bits and bobs instead.

It was getting really drafty in the hall and the bedrooms with the stairs in place but no windows upstairs.  This is a curtain to another world at the moment, and it keeps the heat in downstairs a bit too.  Amazing what you can do with a dust sheet and my grandma’s old pink woollen blanket. I’m hoping we won’t really need it for much longer.  The kids call it the magic curtain, I like that.

curtains to another world
the magic curtain

There has been a wee magic fairy leaving messages on the plasterboard too, just such a magical place beyond the curtain indeed.

fairy messages
fairy messages

Other Stuff

This old table lamp is one of those things that has always been around and I’m not even sure if I like it or it is so familiar that I can’t dislike it.  The wire was fabulous, it was two twisted thread covered cords; nice to look at but probably not very safe.  I’ve had it made safe with a boring old white wire but at least it’s not a fire hazard now.  I think I will look out for a more colourful shade or at least a neutral one, it’s not so brown when it’s lit so I’ll take my time to find the right one.

restored lamp
restored lamp

My mind has started to seriously wonder to the day when we consider decor.  In fact it has been wondering there for a long, long time since we knew we were moving here.  I ordered lots of wallpaper samples at the weekend, this one is just right, not sure where it will go but I’m determined to use it somewhere.  No prizes for guessing who designed it.

big flowers (a bit washed out colour wise)
big flowers (a bit washed out colour wise)

H came home with this today, it’s definitely a ‘keep’.  So lovely that she has had the chicks in her classroom.  Her jaggy chick is brilliant isn’t it.  Not biased me.

chick diary
chick diary

……told you it would be bits and bobs today….

This last photo is to tell you that I had the Dyson man round today and I am so thrilled to report that these two beauties actually work now so my Friday dust eradication ritual will be quicker and more effective tomorrow.  The big one’s clutch had gone (eh?) and was making the loudest most horrendous noise when you had it on.  Now it is back to its former glory, now all they need is cleaned externally from all the dust.

Dyson couple
Dyson couple

Right then, that’s the random post over, hope you enjoyed it. x

p.s. I had my 100th comment yesterday, thanks so much to all of you who have been popping in to see how the regeneration is going, I really appreciate it. Keep the comments coming, I love reading them.x