Friday, 21 March 2008


I have been on holiday for just over a week and am amazed at how many posts I need to catch up on, you've all been posting like mad in my absence!

Someone once said that other people's holidays, diets and children should be avoided as topics of conversation as they are boring to other people so I will now break all the rules. We have been to Barbados and what a lovely place, I just want to go back. Here is where we stayed and I can thoroughly recommend it It was all inclusive so after buffet breakfasts, three course lunches and dinners, afternoon tea and unlimited drinks I am now back on my diet. The food was superb and I tried so many new and lovely cocktails. The weather was hot (of course) and I just can't get warm since our return.

Enough of that, here are some pics.

We took the kids with us so here they are.

Hope I haven't bored you! I will try to catch up on leaving comments but we are in the middle of packing for our house move so life is a little busy right now.

Happy Easter to everyone.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Distressed Dresser

Life is a bit busy at the moment. Whilst I am reluctant to tempt fate and actually start packing in case the house sale falls through I have been sorting through the vast amount of things we seem to accumulate. Living by William Morris's maxim to 'Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful' is just too difficult but I am trying very hard to de-clutter and I do actually enjoy disposing of things I just do not need anymore and which may be of use to someone else. All very cathartic.
As a little light relief (!) I have been painting. We bought this dresser when we were first married and I no longer liked it. It was either spend about £1500 on a new white dresser I had seen and liked or paint the old one so here it is before and after.

I also painted a wooden chandelier that a friend didn't want anymore.

I know just the place this is going to go in our new home (fingers crossed!).