~neglected flower beds out front, so far we have put up some hanging baskets and you can just see my two lavender pots by the door...
i am having a quiet day today~the past week has been catching up with me.
yesterday we went out to buy some lampshades and look at flooring...has everything in the whole world gone up in price??? its crazy.
we have actually measured every room and hallway (yes we have a home with a hallway~i keep getting lost!) and its going to cost us around £400 to do all areas, but when its done its done. i bought some nice sage colored paint for the new bath panel swampy is making me...yes everything needs replacing and painting!
we are off camping on saturday for a week~and its the first time i have so badly not wanted to go~there is so much that needs doing here that i want to stay and get them done.
but maybe we need the break and will come home full of energy for the mountain of things that needs doing.
the kitchen is all ready for paint and new floor, we have measured for curtain poles and curtains and i have measured the alcove in the bedroom...its the perfect size for a monster wardrobe i have found!
we have cleared more of the garden~once upon a time it had flowerbeds but now it is/was an overgrown patch of ivy that worked its way over the 6ft fence from our neighbour, bindweed and mint gone wild and hung over by larges bushes from our neighbour. a wild rambling rose on the side of fence with a side gate has been trimmed of all its dead brances and deadheaded and looks much healthier now.
i am pleased to say that the birds are now coming down into the garden. there was a bull mastiff here that we think lived in the garden and for a good ten days no bird would come down so i put up fat balls and nuts on hangers and this morning as i had my first lemon tea i saw two blue tits coming down~hooray!