Day Twenty-Seven

Back to normal service today, busy busy yesterday so no chat.  The scaffolding has gone at the back which is great. I was tempted to use it as a bonus washing line last week when it was so sunny.  The sun decided not to come out today, look how grey the sky is.

dormer at the back
dormer at the back

The space for the bed at the back is free of insulation now and we have measured it again.  Looks like it’s plenty  wide enough – hooray – panic over.  The hole you can see will be a bookshelf inset into the wall which will be handy and give that wee bit extra feeling of space next to the bed.   Nearly all the perimeter has been insulated now and the stairs should be here quite soon.  The windows are ordered and a wee bonus that I’ll show you another time.  The extra Velux is  here too and works on the new bathroom have resumed.  I love a bath but I am missing having a shower, especially on work days.  Tiles and flooring are being researched at the moment and I even glanced at wallpaper and paint the other day.

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

Other Stuff

I’ve been meaning to tell you about what I made of Friday for days now. Aubergine Parmigiana is one of those dishes that is so much more than the sum of its parts (or ingredients).  I used  Sarah’s recipe as a starting point,  http://www.viewfromthetable.co.uk/2012/07/pimp-that-veg.html . I used mozzarella as a layer and the parmesan type cheese on top.  Absolutely delicious. We had ours with crusty bread and green salad.

not the most photogenic dish
not the most photogenic dish but tastes brilliant

I notice the view from the table uses only a corner shot for the photo, very clever.  Don’t be put off by how it looks, make it, you’ll be glad you did. x

p.s. If you like woolly tights, Tesco has loads of colours and spotty ones half price at the moment.  Random, I know, apologies.

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.