Saffron loving the snow

Saffron loving the snow

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Lovely day yesterday

Hi all, like quite a few people, I dipped in and out of the wedding but actually taped most of it as we are in the middle of decorating. Last weekend and this I've been busy painting the landing, hallway stairs and all the pesky spindles and banisters.Today painted 6 door frames with the undercoat after doing the sanding down and tomorrow after a light bit of sanding will give them a coat of the colour paint. As I've finished the stairs hubby has laid the stair carpet and very soft and squishy underfoot it is too,lovely. Not really got time to do gardening but I did manage a bit of chipping and chopping so I could put my gardening recycling out this morning for collection. Hopefully if I've finished the frames by Monday we will be up to speed and have hall carpet and landing carpet too. I must admit I was getting a bit sick of coming home and seeing the place looking bad. When we've done this job we are moving onto the bedroom which has no carpet at the moment and it looks a real mess. I've got the ceiling, skirting boards then the wardrobes to paint, can't wait (not). It's a never ending job keeping the house tidy, wish I could afford to pay someone to do it really, but saying that when it's all done there is the satisfaction of saying we did it. Hope everyone had a lovely Easter and we were so lucky with the weather. Enjoy the rest of this holiday, Linda x

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Today Saturday

Hello anyone out there in blogland. Today I've been really busy sanding stairs and skirting boards and banisters. I managed to get the undercoat done but will be busy cooking tomorrow as mum will be coming to dinner so won't get a chance to paint tomorrow but hope to get a first coat done of the colour on Monday. We have a new carpet for the stairs and hallway plus the landing but I want to get my painting done first so I don't have to worry about being careful when I'm painting. The girls haven't liked going up and down the stairs without the carpet but we chopped up bits of the old one and put strips across the grippers to protect their feet. The place is a bit smelly at the moment even though the windows have been open all day. I need to cut the grass if I can in the morning as that's looking long and untidy too. Hope everyone has a lovely Easter and don't make yourselves ill with too much chocolate, Linda x

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Back from holiday

Hi all. Been away for 2 weeks on holiday. Went away with hubby and mum on a 2 week Mediterranean cruise. Visited Pompeii, The Vatican, Saint Tropez, Gibraltar, Barcelona, Alicante, Portofino, We were in Gib on Saturday and it was 82 degrees, lovely. The girls went to prison for2 weeks (kennels) and it's a shame as Saffy wasn't well and Poppy has lost quite a lot of weight as she had to be treated as well. At the moment I've got Poppy on 3 meals a day again as I need to get some meat on her skinny bones. Lovely holiday and hubby treated me to the spa so was in there most days and in the gym every other day so I only put on 1 and 3/4 lbs. They say on cruises most people will put a lb on for every day as there is so much food as it's 24hr dining. The last night the 3 of us went to the Gary Rhodes restaurant on board for a charge of £15 per head. I'll see if I can get a few pictures up in a few days. At the moment I'm still in winding down mode after a busy 2 weeks. Back to work though yesterday but only 2 lessons per day. Linda x