Sunday, 7 December 2008

I'm Back!

I had not intended to be absent from my blogging for so long. I've tried to keep in touch with as many bloggers as I could, reading your posts if not always leaving a comment. In my last post I said I was taking an autumn break but the weather is decidedly wintry now looking at the frost on this rose in our garden this morning.

A great deal of painting was been done in these last months and we are in the midst of decorating our other living room. I have been preparing the walls for some Laura Ashley wallpaper I bought recently and we have ordered a gas fire for this room. The builders start work on the back of the house next week knocking the kitchen, dining room and sunroom into one room. This will have a pitched roof and windows and doors all along the back of the house. Not a good time to be having a kitchen ripped out but I am assured I will be able to cook Christmas lunch (lucky me!). This is the kitchen we are replacing.

This was once someone's pride and joy but it has to go! What isn't obvious in the photo is the bright green textured walls! Not quite as bad as some of the houses featured here though!!!!

Tomorrow night I am going to see 'The Changeling'. Has anyone else seen it yet? I've also just finished reading Margaret Forster's 'Diary of an Ordinary Woman' Do read it if you get the opportunity, I couldn't put it down.

Have a good week.


  1. Hi, great to see you back! That photo of a rose is beautiful. Must be so exciting having all this work done to the house, I hope we get to see pictures of the new kitchen :)

    Mel x

  2. Good luck with the kitchen! WE had ours done just before Christmas when we moved, it was a bit touch and go! Lovely to read your posts again, take care

  3. Hello.....lovely of you to pop in....always nice to meet new ppl on here!

    I had a quick look at your blog, but i will be back tomorrow to have a better look!


  4. Hi Ruth

    Glad to see you're back. I was beginning to wonder if you'd given up blogging!!!

    Thanks for the comment - the wardrobe can be yours!!!

    Sue x

  5. Oooh I shall read the Diary, thanks! I want to see the Changeling.