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Posted: 30/07/2016 at 07:50
Kitty 2 says:

I thought I had some smaller pictures inside this book she gave me, but only found a skeletonized leaf. I must have put them in the Attic with the large paintings. When she died my cousins took most of the framed work that had been gallery displayed and I took the paintings left "as is" .

I have a lovely painting of a poppyfield which I've been afraid to put on the wall in case it fades on the sunlight  

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 Kitty: you can get painting framed with conservation glass that prevents fading if it helps!

Morning all. Not at all keen on this home alone lark; it's so quiet! Had a message to say Reggie slept well and promptly naffed off to share grandparents bed! He is nothing if not loyal to his master 😂 Considering all the problems we've had once he gets to know you he's no fear of wandering off and forgetting about us if there's fuss to be had.

Had a wander around the garden with my early mug of tea. I think I'll be filling the green bin again tomorrow! 

gallery of shame

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 22:43

Yeah.. of course I cleaned up after myself... 😶 What kind of awful person do you think I am?! It's tidy enough I'm using the excuse of needing someone to help hold the bags open ;)

If I feel motivated I'll show you a photograph of the many holes in the walls in the morning.... fire place, serving hatch. Holes!


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 22:32

Oh Christ. I can't remember where the bikes went after we demolished the garage. I think they're in the pantry 😶 well used obviously!

Reggie hasn't seen the testicles yet; I'm hoping them a nice treat when he gets home! I've already had a message saying he won't eat dinner because it's not been mashed up how he likes mummy to do it. Not that he's my spoilt little baby or anything (I nearly mashed it all up properly before he left and put it in a clingfilm bowl ready but thought that a bit silly!)


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 22:15

Hosta how you want to be the intelligent one in our new gardeners world spin off?

Wonky: my main worry is that Nigel and Nell look so calm and clever. We'd end up Reggie cleaning his willy for all to see. He's obsessed with it.

I've retreated to bed but with those two away it's too quiet I can't settle!

gallery of shame

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 22:10

Housework is going well. I'm going for the au natural look in the lounge. Sans furniture, wiring, plaster, or ceiling.

I think it will really work well and already have plans to spread the design to the hallway, landing, bedrooms...


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 21:33

PP; the parents gave us an old small caravan that is in the garden for when the house gets too much but when you have a German Shepherd you find the seating arrangements are not quite enough.

The worst bit is the having to keep moving stuff between rooms. There is so much stuff that is lost and won't reappear til we're finished. The dining room is in the bedroom along with the bedroom and goodness knows where my sewing machine is. If I hope quiet presume me trapped under a box!


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 20:49

We will be having the whole house rewired PP yes. The angle (original 1950s installation ?) did have me scratching my head. The light switch is set too far into the room as well I think it must have been a Friday afternoon job!

The plaster is in awful condition. In some places if you knock the wall you hear it crumbling; in the hallway I stripped the wallpaper and had huge chunks fall away. Also whoever put new skirting on has badly bobbed plaster down to the floor so it's sucked up all the condensation 😡 Best to get it done now as I don't intend on redecorating for a while! I'm hoping to have done every room by next year (aside from the kitchen; I need one usable room!)


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 20:10

Is that not a 1950s pantry cupboard MU? They style looks so similar to one I was looking at for my kitchen when I still had dreams of quaint features and anything other than building dust.

I have done all I can for tonight. As his lordship and the hound departed in my truck I was informed the hound had chundered on the small piece of carpet we have left. Glad his lordship doesn't think to clean it up himself.

I am now laying on bed trying to decide what to get for supper. I can't have take aways and I'm not sure if I can be bothered to cook anything. Toast perhaps!


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 12:44

Stevie: fear not the butchers are used to me! I usually ask for the squeak and they know to get all the good bits.

As for frost: fear not it was our international correspondence! There's not MUCH of a risk of it around here.


Posted: 29/07/2016 at 11:28

Ooh that's useful to know Dove! I nearly brought a lamb the other day (fear not it had already been despatched) but I decided to be terribly sensible because I wasn't sure my butchery skills would be up to it! 

Right so we have :

head chief: Wonky

Tester: Dove (well if shes as good as you say you'll be happy to be first there with your fork)

Camera: KEF

Gritty gardener with torn jeans: Clarington

Assistant gardener / destroyer of seedlings: Reggie

Slug dispatcher: anyone?? You can decide whether to use the beer or to drink the beer and use the chop sticks!

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