We have a stair space, it appeared while I was at work. The ensuite as we knew it has gone too and the new one looks a great size and shape. I’m glad I missed the actual demolition of the wall and old entrance to the bathroom, bet it was pretty messy judging by the settling dust. All the mess has gone but we all know that dust takes a while to settle, literally.
Can you guess what’s coming tomorrow?
Saturday was really wet in the morning. It got better though and by mid afternoon we took the bold step of opening the garden room door which can only mean one thing… spring. Check out those tulips for evidence of spring.
Unfortunately, in true Edinburgh fashion, spring did not last long. It snowed a bit yesterday and lots today so it’s back to this. The garden door is well and truly bolted again til the next sunny day.
Buddy, the P1A class teddy, had a good weekend, we didn’t match Tom Daley but he did go to the rugby.
The girls made use of the boardwalk in the hall too with an indoor hopscotch competition.
It’s due to be supercold overnight tonight, hot water bottles and beanies at the ready since we have two big holes in the front and back of the house. Lucky we have lots of downies and blankets too, we’ll be fine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:-
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.
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.