A record of an art quilter's life. The site name comes from Natalie Goldberg's phrase 'falling down the well' to describe the experience of becoming immersed in the trance of writing (or other creative activity.)
Sunday, September 12, 2010
No, still no broadband, but at least I have finally found time to tranfser a few photos to a memory stick and bring them to work for a lunch time posting. I know nearly a month after moving these are a little out of date but these are all I have with me so be greatful ! :)
Imitially my thrifty little sister gave us some grief about wasting money by employing a removal company and not just getting a hire van and doing some work ourselves. When she rocked up at 3pm and saw these vans I think she understood!
And besides. It was quite hard work watching.
A few snaps before we started to dump boxes everywhere gives you an idea of some of the downstairs space:
Kitchen: to be replaced very soon I hope.
Dining room leading to sun lounge (through 60's arch to be squared off soone I hope and with oh so dated wood pannelling!), leading through those white double doors ( which for some inexplicable reason only have handles on one side) to the lounge
Oh aren't empty rooms so interesting?!
Out the sun room you come to the garden
From upstairs you get views
Although these have now disappeared. I fear they may be steak.
Little sister, despite her scorn turned out to be quite helpful in getting us settled, scrubbing away happily.
Even that day we had produce from the garden
and one of my first acts in the house was to make this delicious plum cake from Nigella's Domestic Goddess Book
And yes, I know and no I could not wait!
As I expect you can tell, the house needs work in every room so we shall be doing bits as we go along starting as soon as we stop going away for holidays (Bath for the next fortnight and California for me in the first fortnight of October, Ireland for Dennis. And don't be taking his side on that one. It was his choice!).
We are glad that the frst task - due to be completed in three weeks - was always going to be replacement of the hot water system with a combi-boiler as this week the hotwater stopped heating then the pipes started to make alarming screaming sounds that caused us to have to stop even trying to heat the water. Clearly Something Is Not Right!
I have inspiration for all this work in the form of my old school friend ( well, she is not old, not much older than me anyway, but you know what I mean!) who now uses the moniker Working Mum. She is posting the before and after photos of her house renovation on her blog and I am glad to say is visiting soon when I hope she will reassure me that there is life after inherited white anaglypta wallaper and faded mottled brown carpets everywhere!