As you may remember we had decided to redecorate. We started on the kitchen, and repainted it green again, but this green has much more lime and makes the room so much brighter. I showed you last week my efforts painting the ceiling in the lounge, and this week started on the walls. In our lounge we have the staircase leading upstairs, so once you start on the lounge walls you have to keep going all the way up to the landing. That's not too bad, but then you come to all of those pesky doors that need glossing........ but now Mr D has retired I thought he could have that pleasure. Our bathroom was next on the list, but as it is fully tiled, there is only the ceiling that needed attention (well, plus the door, but that's not in my repertory) and Mr D offered to paint that few square feet of ceiling while I went out to play at sewing with my friends....... what a gem he is! So now we have completed the kitchen, lounge, landing, and bathroom, only a few more rooms to go!
|You can just see the green kitchen, the Lounge is Jade White, with Water on the chimney breast wall|
Saturday started off with a frost covered lawn, but the weather men promised wall to wall sunshine, so Mr D and I decided on a bike ride, first of the year. We have a disused rail track quite nearby and it has been turned into a walking/riding path between Northampton and Market Harborough. We used to travel this path often, but haven't used it for (perhaps) a couple of years, so it was quite a nice change to ride a fairly flat pathway with the hedges trimmed back and the stinging nettles on the hedgerow not grown yet.
|path almost to ourselves..made the most of it.|
It truly was a wonderful day, blue blue skies and that big yellow sun was a treat. We had a pit stop at Brampton Holt, where the pub sells very nice food, and my first Pimms of the year
|who would believe we would be sitting outside to eat|
|That Pimms was wonderful|
|before just a hump of soil covered the pipe.|
Would you believe once we got home we sat in the garden lapping up the sun, and I was still sitting there at 6 pm.
I have spent today in my sewing room. I have been creating.........more like creating a big mess in the room, but I do have this to show for it.
|I started making the yacht|
|Then just kept adding the borders|