Saturday, 17 September 2011

I have resigned myself to the fact that I might as well keep my 30 year old Chesterfield Sofas!  They were my parents originally and then they were passed to me, when they updated theirs.  I wanted new ones, just so that I could get a 3 seater, now that the family members are getting bigger - hubby and me are trying to lose a bit of weight.......but there is no stopping the 10 year old and 13 year old who are shooting up up up!!

Anyway, I have looked at a few and they are either not my style, not practical or too expensive.  Added to the fact, that I do love my chesterfield and they are very "in" this season - particularly vintage bashed about ones!

So as it is a red colour, I have changed my living room to suit.  I decided to go for white and red rather than the cream I had originally.  So I re-painted all my furniture white, changed the curtains for voile/muslins and bought some lovely wooden venetian blinds...............topped with some red accessories of course.............

 I still need to make some more cushions - settees look a bit bare!  and I want to get some nice new throws (would love a crochet red, pink and blue one actually - but dont know the best place to get one from!?)

I also need to cover the hardboard behind the electric fire and am thinking of covering it with a wallpaper to add a bit of colour - but again dont know which one.  I tried a Cath one but it was more pink than red, so am now looking at a sample of this one................what do you think?

At one point, I tried to remove the border, before painting over the wallpaper - and failed miserably - but I have now found this lovely item to cover up the ripped section!!
 I also bought a few bits from The Range (my fav!) the other day.  They were actually Xmas and Halloween bits but this one didn't look Christmassy to me and looks lovely in my new colour theme
and here are the other bits

Am starting to look forward to doing some seasonal decorating!!!



Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Catch up

I feel like I can't put any proper posts on, until I have had a holiday catch-up!

Basically we had a lovely time, even though we didn't go abroad for the first time in years.  Hubby had 3 weeks off with us and we visited all kinds of places - do you know, I was going to list them but can't remember most of them now...........isn't that terrible!!?  And of course I bought a few pretties along the way - which I will try to show you another time.

Since then I have returned to work and I have now been commissioned by the Childrens Centre, so I am now guaranteed 4 days a week work (wanted one day off!) until at least March 2012! which is brilliant news!  I am also still studying and trying to catch up on housework and shopping in between - so you must excuse me if I do not a regular blogger!

As my previous blog said - my daughter has been doing her Kent Test, and did the last test today!! I am so glad it is all over now.............well until the results are released on 17th October!  Then we will know whether she has got through for a grammar or comprehensive school and then the school viewings must begin.

Ok, I must take some piccies and get some proper posts on here, before you all up and leave me!!!


Monday, 12 September 2011

Oh no!

The first day of the dreaded Kent Test is here!! After all the hard work and practice tests, my youngest is finally doing two days of testing to see whether she will go to grammar or comprehensive school next year.  It is just not right that they should have to go through all this pressure and stress................but it has to be done and my baby has the right attitude - she told me she is looking forward to it!!!

So fingers crossed, she has worked so hard and deserves to pass!!

Good luck to anyone else who has a little one going through this too!

Saturday, 10 September 2011


Sorry, I know that I haven't blogged for a while now (but I have still been reading all of your posts) and I need to do a catch up blog really soon.........
but in the meantime I  need your advice again dear friends!

We have home grown tomatoes coming out of our ears and it feels like the salad season has gone with the nicer weather! Hubby wants to make some relish or chutney with them!  A friend of ours made some last year for us, but she can't find the recipe do you have any (not to difficult) yummy recipes for him to try please??!!

I promise I will be back real soon to update you all!
Take care and dont get blown away on Monday!!