Well a shorter working week due to Monday being a bank holiday , which was nice. The weather cannot decide just what it's doing! apart from being typically British and going through four season in a day!
Even yesterday, although bright most of the day, by afternoon a very cold wind was making the temperature drop !
But at least the Tree Peony flowered, well two of the buds have so far!
It is the most gorgeous deep pink.
We have owned a few peony's but this is the only one that's flowered every year! The blooms don't last long but are wonderful while they are around.
Along with finishing the hall and stairs in the autumn, there are other things around the house that need doing. I don't know about you all, but it is never a simple thing when making a decision ! There are always knock on effects involved. But sometimes these can bring about a nice turn of events!
This happened yesterday. We have a small brick built 'shed' very near the back of the house. when the previous owners extended the house, they got permission to take down the building but they left it there and put in the electric's for the old workshop that once stood in the garden. So we have used this to house a large freezer and also to send power down to the new workshop and greenhouse beyond.
But we have always wanted the 'shed' building gone because it blocks part of the view of the garden from the french doors.
It's the building on the right of this photo with the black door. The Triffid in the photo is in fact the Bird of Paradise plant which as finished flowering but it's still too cold to place outside!
So the freezer needs to come into the house, electric's moved , so the building can go! Last year when we were doing the changes to the bathroom etc , I'd hoped that we'd be able to put the freezer, which is an upright one, in the new utility room but realised it would make the room too cramped. So knowing we needed really to get a much bigger fridge we decided that we'd go to a fridge freezer but to do this, there is of course another knock on effect.
Above the current fridge is a large china cabinet on the wall, holding all my china.Well not all my china but the china not used on a daily basis.
It's also where the microwave is and the toaster and coffee machine. So this whole area will need redesigning. The cupboard beside the fridge holds all the cat and dog food plus the vegetables.
So knowing that this china cupboard needs to go , I saw my opportunity to finally after nearly 42 years of waiting to get something I have always wanted!
Yes a dresser! I have come close a time or two to getting one but never actually managed it! Until now. It's not everyone's cup of tea but it's always been mine, so I am over the moon to finally have one heading here.
I made an offer on this dresser which I'm pleased to say was accepted, so once it arrives I can clean it up and it will just fit against the wall in the kitchen ( one we want to remove but would not while Izzy was with us as it would have confused her from finding her way around)
Not only did I finally manage to buy a dresser I also managed to find and buy something else I've wanted for a very long time but more about that item another day!
So despite Paul's need to be out in the garden this time of year , he'll come back inside to restyle the area where the new fridge freezer will go. So hopefully at some stage over this summer we will be able to remove the brick outbuilding and open up that area. which will mean we are also in a position to look at replacing the patio paving at a later date.
A busy week ahead. I have the day off on Wednesday to go and visit with some friends and then on Friday Paul and I are off to the Sasha Celebration Weekend in Nottingham, leaving Lindsey and her friends to have the run of the house plus dog and cat sit!
So this week I need to decide which Sasha's are coming with me, a friend's asked I bring along another one of my small dolls, I'll need to pack a few items for the raffle and for the £1 bazaar and a gift or two. And I need to do it this week, not on Friday lunchtime, like last year that made us miss the meet and greet !
So since this is a Sasha blog! I will leave you with a photo of Meredith from some I have taken for tomorrows post.
Wishing you all a great week ahead.