Thursday, 28 October 2010

I have been working very hard, honest!

Okay, so no photos tonight and just a quick note really to let you know I am okay and the house is slowly coming together. Shame time - I haven't been to the lottie in weeks, I know you can all boo and hiss at me, I deserve it!

Tuesday is a very important day as the Sky man is coming to put our broadband in and believe me, I may not sleep for a week - so much catching up to do! Luckily we now have the espresso machine up and running (it's been in it's box since Andrew's birthday back in June) and a good stock of coffee :) Cue lots of reading up and commenting on your blogs and loads of photos of the house being uploaded! Prepare yourselves ;)

Love and hugs xx

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Had to share this super quirky little treasure hunt my cousin did for me. I just got a cryptic text saying there was a 'treasure map in the badger cup at 24a' - who could resist that??

So here is another of my collages to share the fun with you.......
And here it is in the newly finished hall (this is only a little of the hall and not such a great photo of said gift but it is there on the middle hook under the mirror).

We just had our first little dinner party in our house with the lovely Mamma G who has just returned from holiday :) She brought us the most fantastic lemon; I know, how can a lemon be fantastic? - all shall be revealed next time ;)

Friday, 15 October 2010

Our Wee Walk

This is the joy of living on the development limit. We walk out of our little development, turn left and we're in the countryside :) There is an empty field beside us and then the next one is full to the brim of cabbages and sheep, hahaha. Walking up the road to the left of this field usually called The Tongue Loanen and all you see are trees and berries (and sloes, wink wink) and fields everywhere. The only thing is an odd car, the electricity pillions and the sound of gun shot - pheasant hunting season seems to have started in Dobb's Land to the right of the road.

Here's a few pictures I took, click to make it larger and I hope to share more of this beautiful countryside with you throughout the seasons.

A great big mwuah and a hug to you all - happy weekend xxx

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Of mice and tradesmen

So since we moved out Mamma has been having lots of unwanted visitors in the form of mice - oh dear. The house is so quiet all the time without us and Maggie tootling about that she can hear everything, especially at night, it's not fun. We have caught 3 so far in very good humane traps but thank goodness Mamma is away of a wee holiday - she really can't stand them at all, though I they are stunningly beautiful.

All the tradesmen have finished in the new house and we have even got our great pal Bill (from the allotments) to tile our shower for us (he's a professional with his own 2 man business - himself and Johnny) and things, if I may say so myself, are really starting to look quite spiffing :) I very nearly have the living room done and the hall, just a little more painting and Andrew has the floors laid in both, what a champ! Photos will follow but I am here at Mamma's at the moment and haven't remembered the darned camera so I guess you will have to wait just a little longer ~ sorry :)

I can tell you that the living room is 'Regency Cream' and 'Dragon's Blood' and the hall is 'Deep Adam Green' so if you know anything about traditional chalky emulsion paints you'll have an idea - hahahaha.

We also went on a stunningly beautiful walk around the corner (which is technically the countryside as we are at the development limit) and had the most relaxing time. I took photos and will put them up later too. It's quite funny as I hope to show you the gardens and then take you on the walk so you can see why nothing has been done outside yet. So loads to show and tell but silly me and no photos.

We'll be up at the lottie at the weekend too which really needs urgent attention and I have a cool wee story for you about my cousin leaving a treasure map there for us to find our house warming gift - cute. Then of course there shall be the obligatory load of pics (probably in a mosaic form) of what's going on on the plots.

Until next time - hugs to you all x

Monday, 4 October 2010

the new house

So we are between homes, mostly in the the new one but a lot of our stuff is here in Mamma's where we also come everynight for a chat and and a
wee go on the net (we haven't got an address yet!!! so no phone, therefore no internet....)

It has been quite the nightmare move to be honest. The estate agent, the developer, the architects, the builders - no one seems to know what they are doing (and in most cases, they are darn right uninterested in helping us sort it all out - not the builders, they're lovely). We moved into a house that wasn't finished on Monday last and a list of 40 snags, which were just the ones to start with :( Not the happy day we were hoping for to say the least. The builders and contractors only left on Wednesday dinner time and there are still things to be done and of course the all important address to find out - really it's like the blind leading the blind. To put it into perspective, I haven't even taken photos of the work we have done and the colour I have managed to get on the wall, the new bed, the carpet and the floor Andy laid - I just haven't been feeling myself at all. So I got this photo taken today for this blog just so you get an idea of the house.

Four people have completed but we are the only ones living in our house, everyone else just has too much to do to and are getting people in to lay floors and then they come and do a little painting in the evening etc. Therefore we have the noise of the builders all day and utter silence, deafening silence at night - it's a little different to what we're used to; I think if Maggie and her cuteness wasn't there we would be running for the hills ;)

Tomorrow is my first day there alone as Andrew goes back to work and in a way I am looking forward to it, but mostly I'm a little nervous (I am such a little girl!) . At least I have loads of paint in the house and can keep myself very busy indeed.

I have some 'before' shots of the rooms but I'm not going to put any up until I have some sort of 'after' to go with them, which is almost ready to be done for the living room and master bedroom.

I miss you all terribly and want to sit for a couple of days and catch up with all your stories but I just can't so I'll have a quick glance around and maybe get enough time to leave a message - major hugs and I dearly hope we get ourselves on the net soon and I can be part of the gang again :)

Excuse the mess of my hair and clothes and Maggie isn't groomed (shame on me) but this is real life, welcome to our house x