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

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.