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

Day Twenty-Nine

Friday again and loads more progress.

All of the old bedroom wallpaper has gone and we’re hoping work on the shower will start next week. The waste pipe is in place for upstairs now so the upstairs bathroom fittings will be the next big purchase.  The space for the stair is all ready apart from the wall that needs to come down.  The lights are the decision for upstairs this weekend.  Downlighters or pendants, that is the question….  or both?  Anyway I’m sure we’ll decide pretty quickly.

holes for the stair lighting
holes for the stair lighting
the rhs front bedroom
the rhs front bedroom
ready to receive the stairs
ready to receive the stairs

 

 

 

Other Stuff

H is so proud to have Buddy the class bear home for the weekend, he’ll be joining us wherever we go and we need to record what he’s been up to .  Great for a bit of competitive parenting.  One photo has the bear with Tom Daley.  How are we going to top that?

 

Have a good weekend one and all. X

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