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.
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?
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.
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’.
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.
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
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.