Friday, 21 September 2007


Kate's bedroom looks awful its has lovely wardrobes and a desk, and the bed is in the position she likes and not how it should be - but as she is 21 and pays board thats how it stays - I shall take the other side of the room tomorrow -its very duck egg and really lovely and light.

Davids room was his brothers who has just left home (new house new mortgage) and because it was going on the market he left his stuff in boxes (ie his posters of young lady's washing cars - you know the type!) My kitchen was taken two years ago when the house was on the market because Kate left - then she came back and we still needed four bedrooms again - and the kitchen now has a tile look cushionfloor in it as has the garden room.

Re - My Photos

Right these were taken from the estate agents blurb! The house was tidied to the n'th degree and my clutter was cleared away - lots of it is back but some is packed away now. I shall attempt over the weekend to take some close up pictures of some of my corners and bits. It looks to me very bare an unlived in in the pictures. Gosh its complicated to add them isn't it - I feel quite triumphant getting these on!! Right, night, night I'm off to bed.

Friday - Hurrah..........

Kate's Room (21)

Side garden

Rear Garden

My Home
Davids room (19)





Garden Room

I have been so busy reading other people's blogs and leaving comments that I havent posted anything myself. I have seen so many lovely photos this month of other peoples finds and homes it has been amazing. I loved Sophie Honeysuckles blog about the the things considered to be English and then the answers from our American friends - we all have such pre-conceived ideas don't we, of each others countries and lifestyles. Sometimes the American ladies have such 'English' looking homes that I have to check back to make sure they are calling from 'over the water'. I am going to try and post some pictures of my home as it now sold and I am bereft but excited about my new house (only a house yet - not a home!) It has been difficult to make a 1963 bungalow built with rooms in the roof - not dormers, but a French bungalow I was told yesterday when describing it to the lady who was arranging for our buyers surveyor to visit on Monday! Ooh la la......... I love so many styles , art deco, arts & crafts, antique, distressed, country, new - you name it I love it - its difficult to find a style when you love them all - I also think thats what is English style - a bit of everything.

This weekend is for finding all the paperwork for the house for the last 12 years, so I will have a clearout at the same time - we are going to do the loft first which has been far too accessible over the past years - a little door to 'pop' things into - no ladders - no stretching - just a little click, stoop and you are in there - finding a little space for the stuff you put in a charity bag and then went through again in the car park and put a few things back to take home - just in case. There was an article in one of my magazines about the type of collector you are and I was all of them - I can always come up with a reason as to my magpie nature.

As we have a seperate 'front room' where we are going we have decided to take anything with us we arent sure of and put it in there ( we can live in the back room) and then put round the house what we can fit in. Then allow family to plunder whats left and the rest can be ebayed or recycled or shall I pop it in the new cellar..........................apparently the present owner has never been in the loft!!