Progress at last! Today we have Jim the Gaffer & Anthony (builders), Jeff the Roofer and Mike & Fay (think that's his name!) (electricians) all on site and making a lot of noise in the process. As you can see in the photos, the slates are going on around the dormer, the sofit boards are … Continue reading Loft Progress #26
As an add on to the last post about the loft ... what do think the collective noun for builders would be? Personally I'm favouring a "loaf" but DH likes a "bum"... can you tell just how fed up we are with the whole process?
Straight after our meeting with the Big Boss, DH left for Maidenhead to collect his parents and drive them home to Derbyshire. He would then stay the night with them and come home tomorrow. That was the plan .... he phoned just before 6pm to say he was still in the Maidenhead because MIL had … Continue reading The InLaws
So ... the meeting took place this afternoon (they were late, which just about sums up their attitude) ... and I missed most of it because the 3 men went off to do a tour of inspection in the loft, leaving me to put the kettle on (what a traditional family we are!). The upshot … Continue reading Loft Progress #25
I think that afternoon trips to the park will soon be put on hold until the Spring because by the time we get there after DS has had a nap it's getting dark. We'll just have to fit visits to the park into our morning routine instead. Hmmm, can't see that happening easily!
At last!! After 14 long weeks we are now living in a weatherproof house again. Jim the Gaffer turned up on his tod today and installed the French windows into the dormer window. No fuss or messing around and by 2pm he was done. He'll be back tomorrow with one of his boys to make … Continue reading Loft Progress #24
Here's DS just before lunch today, just sitting quietly and absorbing In The Night Garden on CBeebies. He was so quiet while I was making a cuppa that I actually went back into the lounge to see what he was up to ... and for once, nothing at all!
So the alphas arrived this morning and they were put to use as soon as DS had gone for his nap! I've got two 7x7 pages for the title pages but I think each daily prompt will be a SLO. Apologies for the rubbish photo, the light wasn't great and I was standing on the … Continue reading Shimelle’s Christmas Class
Such is the furore about John Sergeant's continued presence in Strictly Come Dancing that his announcement re leaving the show made it onto the Radio 2's 1 O'Clock news as the 2nd item! In a statement, he said: "The trouble is that there is now a real danger that I might win the competition. Even … Continue reading John Sergeant: Did He Jump Or Was He Pushed?
Yep, it's looming. The 1st December sees the start of this class and it runs until 12th Night. I'm really looking forward to it and have started gathering my supplies. I've decided on a 7x7 album and have most of the title page in place, just waiting on some Christmassy red Doodlebug Loopy Lou alphas … Continue reading Shimelle’s Journal Your Christmas Class