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-Five

Friday again already,  this is the weekend that we will sort the carpet out and the shower enclosure.  Have to get them organised.

The tiles are in ready for the shower and the enclosure, had to go for the brick effect again despite trying really hard to go for a different look.  They are big this time at least.

corner that will be the shower
corner that will be the shower

The painter has been busy upstairs again today, he’s started on the shutters, my essential extra in the back bedroom.  The rhs one is not balanced yet but the man who can sort it out is coming tomorrow thankfully.

my lovely shutters, I am so looking forward to closing the shutters at bedtime
my lovely shutters, I am so looking forward to closing them at bedtime

I have always wanted shutters, I just love them.  My paternal grandparents had them in their Leopold Place flat and I spent hours opening and shutting them in the living room that nobody went into, unless it was a special occasion, of course.  The room also held my Grandpa’s piano.  He used to play the Sugar Plum Fairy for my sister and me to dance to.  This actually meant jumping from one big blob on the carpet to another.  The carpet was red and the blobs were very elaborate and colourful.  There’s probably a name for the particular type of carpet – I’m sure it will be retro-cool again soon though it’s not the look we’re going for on the stairs this time.

The last image for today is the Hornsea Tapestry items that I promised you from the flea market last Saturday.  The cruet set is going to be a fixture on the dining table. I need to get the pepper pot some white ground pepper which I’m sure is what would suit it best.  I am so pleased with these pots it’s daft, I’m not sure where they will end up so they are gracing the window sill in the ‘big room’ at the moment.

Hornsea from the flea market last weekend.
Hornsea from the flea market last weekend.

Oh my word as I sit and type there is sleet battering the big windows, isn’t it May??? Brrr looks miserable, it started just as C was going to take the dogs out for a walk, he’s now watching Question of Sport until it clears.  It keeps coming in waves, dogs still up for their walk though!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend, without any more mad rain and sleet, x

(He’s still not taken the dogs out)

Day Thirty-Three

We have skeleton rooms now, it is brilliant to see the space divided up and the zones making sense.  The two front rooms are a good size and the bathroom seems tiny.  I’ve been in with my measuring tape making sure I can fit my wider bath in.   I can.  We need to think about where to put the sink though to allow for a rather bright mirror my husband spotted when we were looking for bathrooms.  Looking good eh?

from the top of the stairs
from the top of the stairs
bathroom
bathroom
back to front today
back to front today

These two cabinets have been upstairs and moved about the whole time the upstairs has been getting done.  They originally fitted in the space where the little toilet was, before it was installed.  They sit one on top of the other and I have them earmarked to go in the front room eventually.  I need to clean them up and they will get painted white.  Once we have some room somewhere they will finally make it down the stairs.  Nobody knows how they ever got up the old stairs in the first place.  A mystery.

restoration project for later
restoration project for later

 

 

Other Stuff

H has these permanently on her head ready for Comic Relief, funny how quickly you get used to something daft like these! RND_Boppers_140_v1_m56577569834367805Her other excitement is having 7 newborn chicks in her classroom.  She is at the back so she is keeping a good eye on them.  I was introduced to them after school today, very cute indeed.

The boys are loving playing Minecraft with pals online. Wish I understood why it is so exciting or is the whole idea that I don’t get it I wonder…