Thursday, 14 July 2016

Our lilly tree...

I took this picture of our Lilly tree yesterday morning, I nipped outside early in the morning, it had been raining heavy so in between downpours I managed to grab my camera and click away.

I have it in a pot just outside the kitchen window, I can smell it when I am washing the dishes with the window open.

I am still digging up our own grown potatoes.

I had to go back to the Doctors this morning, my sinusis have been painful again. Our Doctor told me this has been the worst year for hayfever for years, he told me the pollen is so high.
Weather seems to be very strange at the moment, it just seems we are having so much rain.
The garden is so green and leafy. x

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Being busy everyday...

Its been weeks now where I know on a Monday I am doing something everyday for the week a head!
We have finished the hallway and its now time to give the floorboards upstairs a fresh coat of paint.
This is the nicest paint I have used in a long time, I like to use a Purdy paintbrush.

We now have two students, both are young men. They are staying for one month so I am home baking everyday.
Last week both our big girls came over at two separate times and Milly came home for a few days, it was not long enough.
Here are a few pictures of last week.

our liza girl looking for nannies potatoes, she soon finds them :)
Our Eva, she is loving her new school and bought her mama & dada a lovely school report home.
" Lou lou Man"
Jady bought our Oscar over one afternoon, he is such a funny little man.
He was spraying us with water to keep us cool ;)
His lovely mama our Jade,
They all mean the world to me and they love nannies garden.
Tonight it has been raining heavy but it has cooled the air, it has been humid in the night which makes sleep uncomfortable.
Another busy day tomorrow but I am thankful.
Wishing you all a lovely evening, God Bless xx

Monday, 4 July 2016

" Happy Independance Day"

" Happy Independence Day" to all my fellow American bloggers.
Wishing you all a lovely day.

Just a few pics of our garden yesterday and our Louie in deep thought :)


God Bless x

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The finished stairs!!!

Finally today I finished the staircase!
I had promised to make my son-in-law a home made bread & butter pudding so this was my kitchen at 10.30 am this morning...

With much to do I mixed up my wallpaper paste and started to paste my strips of wallpaper, I did two at a time, our table cloth is washable but I still covered it in layers of cling film.

Just as I get started it starts to rain so I had to rush out in the garden and get the washing in off the line, our dog Wizard was whining for a walk. I felt a little bit frantic and then I thought I must not rush this just calm yourself.
So I start...

By now I am starting to enjoy myself and my confidence grows with each step :)

A close up...

I will let the paper dry for 24 hours and then give it a couple of coats of a water based clear varnish to protect it.
The pudding turned out good to!!!

Best Wishes x

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Part 2 of decorating the stairs...

I have spent the best part of today on my knees! I was truly thankful for my kneeling pad.
Today I gave the stair treads their third coat of paint, now this paint is touch dry in about three hours but you should leave it for 48 hours before you put any furniture on it.

I have to tell you while working on this project the ironing is starting to pile  up, the grass needs cutting etc etc but I am determine to work on what needs doing this summer.

Once I had finished painting I headed for the shops to get some daily groceries as I have not done my big food shop for a while. Once home I had a quick cuppa and got back on my knees to cut a cardboard template of my stair risers after taking measurements.

I have decided to use three different patterns from the same roll of wallpaper.

I have chose a shabby chic style wallpaper, it cost £9.00. This is the pattern formation that I like.

Its a gentle effect as I want to concentrate on dressing our hallway and I do not want it to feel over bearing. So tomorrow is D day when I wallpaper the risers...she says confidently ;)
We will have the walls repainted this summer but our decorator cannot do this until August.
So I thought I would do what I can when I can.

Well ladies wish me luck for tomorrow, have a fun filled evening. xx

Monday, 27 June 2016

Staircase part 1...

Good evening Ladies :)
I am just starting to feel my energy levels are coming back up after our holiday.
Since the moment we arrived home three weeks ago we have been busy, Louie is a little over whelmed with work and slowly slowly he has been coming home later and later. He has worked every weekend for the past three weeks.

There is much work to be done in our home, while we were away I decided that my first job was to give our stairs a fresh coat of paint and make them look pretty.
We do not like carpets, we much prefer painted floor boards and washable rugs here and there to give warmth and comfort.
So I have been painting the stair treads, I thought I would show you in two or three parts. So far they have had two coats of a water based floor paint, tomorrow I will give them there third and final coat. The paint has gone on lovely and I have enjoyed this project so far.
My pictures are not brilliant but you will get an idea, the colour I chose is " Goose White", its a soft grey colour, the photo's do not give it justice.

Now I know this all looks very bare but trust me there is a " piece de resistance" at the end,
We have a student arriving at the weekend to rent our room for a month so I have to finish it!!!
I am already thinking of my next painting project when this one is finished ;)
Well ladies I wish you all a lovely evening and give you part two in the next couple of days. God Bless x