Tuesday, 15 December 2009

A new scrap room in the house

I must be the luckiest person. When we moved to this house, we have a spare room that quickly became the scrap room designate. 'A' helped put up the shelves and the new lights whilst I painted the room.

The painting took a bit of doing as the room was initially lavender. It even came with an ensuite, also painted lavender with a purple sparkly floor. The room was decorated 10 years ago when the little girl it belonged to was just 7 hence the purple sparkly floor. I am not mad keen on purple so the first job was to paint the room something else. In fact, I tried various shades of pink but went back to my trusted "Croquet" from Crown. I have used this same shade in 3 houses now LOL. I am not very adventurous.

As you walk in, I have a dining table from Ikea sitting right in the middle of the room. This table is great as it is big and yet folds away when we have guests staying. The curtains were made 3 houses ago and have been altered along the way so at least that was one short cut for me. This room is south facing and can get quite hot in the summer so I might need to rethink the window treatment.
I have a sofa (bed) behind the table with some favourite cushions.
Against one wall, I have fitted some shelving from Ikea. On top of the shelves I have various boxes that I didn't get a chance to clear and sorted. Most should fit in the boxes down below. I am aiming to clear the top ( soon, I promise myself ). When 'A' saw this he said, "I thought you'll have some shelves saved for my papers". LOL.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Christmas shopping

Are you done ? I am still at the early stage. We went to a farm shop on Saturday so the turkey is ordered. If nothing else, at least we will have something to eat LOL.

I placed a big order on Amazon last week but unfortunately it was sent to the old address. The good news is the parcel is safe with the courier so I won't be out of pocket. But due to this county not being covered by HDNL, the parcel is going back to Amazon. Next time I won't be using 1-click! You'd think we live in the stick.

I am asking for this,

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What do you think ? Isn't that a great price ? At least that is one less parcel to stay in to wait for LOL.

I have a number of things on at school this week. H is doing a christmas concert on Wed and Thurs so we are quite busy but next week A has booked a day off so we can go shopping together. Rigby and Peller has just opened in town ( complete with pointy bra!!! ) so I want to check that out. We probably won't because he will be dead embarassed.