We get in the mood for Christmas - with help from the cats of course!
I reveal the new kitchen which is finished at last
Since D and I don’t have children (apart from the furry kind, of course), September doesn’t necessarily mean back to school for us. And yet the lengthening nights, the cooler air and the autumnal changes in the garden still bring a sense of new beginnings, new possibilities, just as it felt at the start of … Continue reading New beginnings
Progress on the new kitchen continues
Ok, that is probably an exaggeration, but kitchen fitting is never fun. Add to that a week-long migraine and you have a bad week - and,I'm afraid, a short blog post. Day One of the kitchen fit went well. Everything was ripped out by lunchtime and the cats, who had been expecting a whole day locked … Continue reading The Descent into Hell
Next Saturday is a red letter day. You will remember the day we ordered our beautiful Shaker new kitchen in pale grey - it seems so long ago now! Well, next Saturday it is finally arriving. I'm sure the following two weeks will be hell, but I am confident that it will be worth the pain. … Continue reading Dawn of a new era – well a new kitchen, anyway!
You may or may not know that I am a librarian by profession. Over the years, I have gathered my own book collection and both cherished and yet ruthlessly edited it as only a librarian can, to fit whatever space I have had to store it. When I first met D, one of the things … Continue reading The Library
In spite of dire warnings about Arctic winds and a return to frost, this week has stayed warm and sunny. The dandelion wars continue, but I seem to be slowly wearing them down and the cats are spending as much time as they can outside, especially the Princess, who considers it her divine right to … Continue reading Wildlife adventures
With the focus on the garden so far this year, the refurb on the house has slowed right down. When we first moved in, before D was working, he painted several rooms, bringing some much needed colour to replace the dirty magnolia that was everywhere. However, once he started work, we accepted that the magnolia … Continue reading But the Prosecco is free, darling …
One of the things I love about our new home is the fact that we have 2 open fires. There is nothing cosier than snuggling up in front of a real fire - just ask the cats. It was a whole new experience for them - and for me. It did, however, come with a … Continue reading Chim-chimeny, chim chim cheroo