Day Seventy

Day seventy and my 100th post too. Tonight’s the night the front two bedrooms will be used for the first time.

Have a wee peek at these to see how we’re looking today…

H's cupboard door handles
H’s cupboard door handles – new today
new look bannister with cap on
new look bannister with cap on
roman blinds installed
roman blinds installed
The bed ready for H
The bed ready for H

This is an old bed which, funnily enough, was in almost exactly the same position in the house before the regeneration.  It’s a bit 1980’s at the moment – it’s due a wee regeneration of its own, either white or pale blue.

F brought this little train carriage for H from his school trip, very sweet of him
F brought this little train carriage for H from his school trip, very sweet of him
F's cupboard door handles
F’s cupboard door handles
corner of F's room
corner of F’s room

The rug is not staying, it’s just there for now until the carpet arrives.  Not sure how long that will be.

My lovely boy F is home from camp – he had a great time.  His new room is ready for him tonight which I’m really chuffed about, I promised him it would be.  H is nearly beside herself about sleeping in her new room, bet it takes her forever to settle up there.  The front window blinds are up but I’ll need a makeshift cover for the Velux  windows which are right above their beds.

We’ve had the underfloor heating connected upstairs and it is lush to have warm feet, it would be amazing to have it in the big room at the back, so toasty.  The bannister is looking good now after much deliberation about whether to use the caps or not.  We did and I like them.

Wishing you all a great weekend, I think we’re going to try to get a bit of the chaos sorted and we have a school eco-fair to go to tomorrow which should be fun. x

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.

Day Fifty-Seven

floor meets wall in downstairs bathroom
floor meets wall in downstairs bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
can you guess what it is?
can you guess what it is?
Dining room cupboard - filling up nicely.
Dining room cupboard – filling up nicely.
little extra nature in the home
little extra nature in the home

Very quiet here today, a few plumbing related bits and bobs done. Had a fabulous lunch in certain Edinburgh high end restaurant as a late birthday treat. What a lovely surprise, thanks C x