I have been very, very busy since I was last here, so it will take a few days to catch up with what we have been doing. So here, in no particular order, is a quick snapshot of the last few days! We arrived home yesterday to a lovely squishy envelope on the doormat, with a pretty envelope inside
and inside that envelope was a lovely note from Dawn, saying that when she saw these very cute owl buttons she thought of me, and then bought them for me! Thank you very much, Dawn!
Yesterday morning we went along to the Watchtower Gallery in Berwick, to hand in my three driftwood fish pictures, which are being included in this exhibition
we had offered to help with setting up the exhibition, so we were given this wall to work on
which gradually filled up with all sorts of fish/boat/seaside related items
there is also an exhibition of artwork at the other end of the large room
the Watchtower is a magnificent old building, a wonderful setting for the exhibitions. Do pop in if you are in the area - and if you pop in this Friday, you'll find me there, doing a stint as a steward
we went over to Berwick on Friday, to have a break from the dreaded decorating. There were hardly any swans about, but when Malcolm went out for a walk, he spotted them all huddled in a corner on the far side of the dock (he also got all three bridges in the photo!)
however on Saturday, there were lots of them about
I suppose I ought to show you some of the decorating! The biggest job was washing down the ceiling and walls, which were grubby because of the log burning stove. This is Malcolm finishing the last bit of washing this morning
we then covered the carpet with a motley collection of old curtains, shower curtains, towels, and even an old ironing board cover!
while Malcolm did the cutting in, I got busy with the roller. After much humming and hawing last week, we eventually settled on a light green paint, as I fancied having some colour on the walls, rather than boring white
having done the ceiling, Malcolm took this action shot of me starting on the walls. I always use the roller on a long pole - much easier than using a stepladder
by mid-afternoon, I had done the first coat, and this is Malcolm covering the last little bit of white
I hope to get the second coat done on Wednesday (I'm having a girly day out with Maureen tomorrow), then we can get the furniture back in place and everything put away. The lower room will be much quicker to do, as it is much smaller, with a much lower ceiling.
last week, it wasn't a squishy envelope that brought a present, but a stout cardboard box. A gorgeous gift from the Lovely Granny-to-be, to say thank you for the Lovely Baby quilt. Thank you very much, Granny-to-be ..... the fizz has gone away for a special occasion, and we have only just eaten the last chocolate!
and to finish ....... as soon as I saw this little box in a charity shop last week, I had to buy it
so of course we had to have boiled eggs for breakfast the next day!!