Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The next chapter....

I am reducing my hours/days at work from next week.
Today is my last Wednesday!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Multi fuel, gas or logs?

I think I have decided which stove to buy for the sitting room - possibly - but just when I am sure we will have logs my husband suggests gas or multi fuel as it will be 'easier'............................mmmmm..
Logs it is!
Now to source flooring and window shutters..........
Hopefully the room will be done before Christmas......oh Ker-rikey....fancy mentioning the C word so early in the year!!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Nana time.....

For the very first time I had my granddaughter for the whole day today....from waking up in pyjamas through breakfast, lunch, snacks and then dinner....with three walks in the sunshine and lots of book reading and playing and singing and smiling and laughter along the way.....and best of all I stole a million kisses from her....she didn't seem to mind and they made my day.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A proper scraper? who needs one of those........

This is the second week of my annual 2 weeks leave from work. I am not sat on a beach sipping something cooling and tasty. I am not in far flung places. I am at home. I am stripping the wallpaper from the sitting room walls....... I know how to live don't I? and yes that is a kitchen utensil on the steps.....I can't find the proper scraper and this is doing the job very well so far. I should have started this job last week but I have had a day or two out and pootled about some so don't feel too sorry for me.  I had a day at Shrewsbury show which was delightful..I did want to buy some of this beautiful enamel ware but my house is already full of stuff I don't need and if I am ever going to retire I must be a little more frugal, although I did buy some white allium bulbs......and was entranced by this Dahlia which was my favourite flower on the day (being a little on the fickle side my 'favourites' change quite often). I visited Harrogate and Bolton Abbey (I so enjoyed walking across the river stones) and found the sight of these 'golf balls' quite something to behold. The weekend just gone was spent in Whitstable and I did some shopping in Canterbury. I have watched TV and spent some time just reading or listening to the radio while I pottered about the house practising for retirement, and found these bottles of wine lying down in the back of a cupboard that I finally got around to cleaning out...I suppose they will be vinegar by now.
I have visited lots of wood burning stove shops doing research on buying one for the room that I am working on now.....and the other week I had a lovely lunch with my blogging friend Auntiegwen.
I like not being at work. I like it very much.











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