We have a big loft and we needed to line it with plastic so that the dust stops coming in. Such a dull job but also complicated by how steep the roof is. Now we have the knack hopefully it won’t take too long though.
We were up early and had emptied our room at Mum and Dad’s and packed the van by about 10.15am. I thought that was pretty good going. So, we now have a house full of stuff and have to find places to put it all. Not easy in a bungalow with next to no storage! Our loft currently looks like a charity shop!
We are massively grateful to my parents who have let us live with them for 18 months and who have supported us in lots of different ways over that time. Living with them really hasn’t bee a trial, in fact it has been a pleasure (not sure whether they would agree with that or not!) and I will miss being there. It has been especially nice since we had The Little Mister and I know Mum is going to miss seeing him first thing in the morning.
Having said all that, I have to admit that it is pretty nice (if slightly odd) to be in our own house. This evening we had a splendid meal of fish and chips and red wine and in a little while we will finish it off with strawberries and ice-cream.
We are so blessed. Life is good.
I can hardly believe that we are ready to move in as so much work has been done to the house. We are massively grateful to our families who have helped us do the work and supported us through the last months.
Whilst this isn’t the most flattering picture of me, I do think it is reflective of our day!
When Gran Nora died all the grandchildren were able to take something from her house as a momento. I had a few things including a couple of books, a necklace and this gorgeous vase. Of course, I now also have her dining room table and chairs which have taken pride of place in our kitchen.
I love the vibrant turquoise of this vase and it is such thick glass and weighs quite a bit. I decide it might come in useful in case of an intruder!
We recovered the chair pads in gorgeous stripey ticking. The table and chairs are slightly battered but I love that and have no intention of doing any more refurbishment. I really like the fact the all the nicks, scratches and grazes show the history of the furniture.
I think that it now goes beautifully in our lovely shiny new kitchen.
The Mister has been working today so this afternoon Mum and I went to the house with The Little Mister and then she took the buggy and walked home with him whilst I cracked on sorting out the kitchen.
I pretty much managed to get everything done. Most things are in cupboards, I scrubbed the floor and even dragged the furniture in. The only thing left to add is a gorgeous oilcloth tablecloth that I bought.
The table used to belong to Gran Nora and lived in her dining room. We covered the chairs a while ago and I think they look fabulous.
I am so happy with how it is looking now!
(More house pictures here.)
I reckon at least a third of all our boxes are kitchen stuff so it feels like a massive milestone now these are being unpacked and put away.
It is starting to feel real and that’s very exciting!
We are so close to being able to move into our house! Our builder has been tiling the kitchen but he is less than amused about having to do a brick pattern. We think it looks fab and adds a little bit of interest (admittedly it looks slightly like a public toilet, but who has a dishwasher in their loo, eh?!)
I am just looking forward to being able to start unpacking all my kitchen equipment now. It’s going to be like Christmas all over again.
The furniture has been in storage for 18 months and I labelled it all really well as I was worried that we would end up losing bits.
The Mister thought it was funny to relocate one of the labels to my ‘BIG CHEST’. Yes dear!