Sunday 19 August 2018


What a bad blogger I am turning into! The week's gone past without a word or photo from me! I'd love to say it was because I was off enjoying myself but alas I was working most of the time ! Including another Saturday!

I did have one lovely day out to visit my youngest and my granddaughter. I've always gone with Paul so he could drive, but this time I did the journey alone ,around the motorways, it takes about two hours and I was pleased I'd finally done it as it means I'll visit them more often in the week when Paul's working and I'm not.

With the lovely cooler weather I've gone into .. It all needs sorting and getting rid of and things need to happen mode! This is a wonderful mode to be in but it would help if your other half was in same mode ! I think maybe it's a female thing , this sudden urge to see things cleared and beautiful things arrive to make the place look lovely!
I'm sure Paul just thinks.. oh no more work for me to do ! and she'll want it done yesterday!... which is almost true.. I'm happy if it's done tomorrow but not next week! And I do help wherever I can !

Things like getting these tiles laid set me off on wanting everything else done!

Paul finished grouting them on Thursday and the furniture was put back. Of course now I want the rest of the hall done!

So my mind's been on flooring ! Painting and wallpaper ! Unfortunately it's not been able to make a decision about any of it!

Poor Sophia is back on ebay looking for a new home, she's a very sweet doll but I have too many dolls, so some must go ! At present I am struggling with not listing loads of clothes and dolls, just to free up some space. I have so many really lovely clothes and shoes and dolls that I just don't use or get the time to use.

My mind is saying you have too many different collections , maybe it's time to get rid of a few, but then I see my dolls and think, so she/ he is so sweet , I'll keep them ! But I do need to downsize and make some space so I will have to list some at some stage !

Ebay is being Ebay at present and changing my listings by adding make an offer to things I want to leave to auction! Then they tell me they have done so but I can change it if I want ! LIARS! every time I have gone straight in to change offer option it's not worked!
So I land up receiving offers ! which I find hard to turn down, so annoying! It makes selling stressful !

Well hopefully I'll find the power to list a load of lovely things and free up some space some time really soon! Now it's cooler but still nice and warm with bright days and the odd spot of rain at times ,everyone is so much happier, all the customers are back to being happy and not stressed and grumpy because it's unnaturally hot and enjoying what are nice warm days , cool evenings and beautiful skies.

So I hope you all have a lovely week ahead, in the UK next weekend is a bank holiday so no work on Monday! Wonderful ! I am not supposed to be working that Saturday but the powers that be have thrown a spanner in the works , so I'll need to see if this spanner can do the job! If so I get the three day weekend, if not just two !
Only time and fate will tell.

So have a lovely restful week and weekend ahead and I'll try to do better as a blogger !



  1. Oh Dee I totally relate to your not blogging as much. I have struggled to post lately and blame it on the heat and the downpours. I love the dolls so it is not a change there thank goodness.

    Your hallway tile is gorgeous. I can see why you want to extend it. A beautiful first impression. Good luck with eBay and your right sizing. Have a lovely week. 😊 xxx

    1. The weather does not help I must agree. I'm still loving the dolls just need to find time to play!
      The hallway was originally going to be all oak flooring but now we've put the tiles down the oak flooring will carry on from that point down the hallway... sometime lol
      I hope you are also having a great week :) xxx

  2. Cooler weather does seem to bring about the urge to organize and tidy things up, or at least think about it. I haven't sold anything on eBay for so long that I'm sure I could never figure it out. I have the sense that it's all a bit more complicated now, especially the whole shipping thing. Fortunately buying on eBay is still easy. I've got that down pat! ;-)

    1. It does for me, that and the new year that always seems to set me off on a organize tidy cycle too!
      Yes there new shipping is annoying too! I managed to avoid that but it's not looking good all these so called helpful changes.
      Isn't that strange ! They've not interfered with the buying process... thank goodness! :)

  3. Well you know I can completely relate to the blogging thingy, I mean well....we all do I guess...and that's the main thing :) or so I try to convince myself.
    I love the finished tiles, they look really beautiful, your hallway looks so completely different to when I came to stay!
    I hope you get the three day weekend and enjoy it Dee :)
    Sending big hugs xxx

    1. I think it happens to us all when life needs to be lived.
      Thanks , we are so pleased we put them down. You'd hardly recognise the place Sharon with all the 'improvements! ' lol
      It seems I will be getting my three day weekend after all.. hooray! :) xxx

  4. Thought that I had already commented on this post BUT obviously NOT!
    Very smart hallway tiles making the whole entrance porch look really welcoming and inviting.

    I don't think that non-blogging folk realise just how much time and effort actually goes into putting a blogpost together, especially when like you, you are doing it on a regular weekly basis. (I'm afraid that I've had to take a long break from blog posting due to continuing ill health plus this 'far too hot for me' weather.)

    I'm pleased to say that over the last week we here have had two pleasant, but rather short, rain showers which have luckily filled my small water butt up to water the four planters holding my Runner Beans with their favourite liquid drink and kick started my lawns to decide to begin to green up.
    Have a good Bank Holiday Weekend.

    1. Thank you Kendal, we are very pleased with them.

      I do like to try and put something on each week or every few days, if I get the chance. It can take time.

      The rains been lovely , helping the grass and garden, glad it's filled your water butt so you can water your runners.
      I hope you have a lovely weekend too. x