Thursday, 31 May 2012

A Cloakroom makeover

At long last we have started making improvements to our horrible downstairs cloakroom!!  I have avoided using this room since we moved here, almost 3 years ago!  Even though it is downstairs, I always direct visitors to the upstairs bathroom and cringe if anyone automatically goes in there!!

So now for some horrendous before piccies........

This is the "lovely" polystyrene tiled ceiling!!

Yay - all gone!!

Peach tiles, orange stuck on floor tiles and lots of pipework on show!

A shelf, although useful, made out of a bit of worktop - bet your envious!

 Going, going, gone!!

So first the plasterer came in to make the ceiling nice and smooth and then the bathroom fitter.  He put in a nice new toilet and basin and then fitted tongue and groove to cover the ugly pipework and a timber floor too.

So now I need to get on with the decorating!!  I am going to paint the top a light grey and all the wood in whiteFirst I need to cover all those knots in the wood to stop them going yellow in time.  Anyone know of anything I can paint on the whole board as the knotting stuff I have will take forever to dab on each knot!!


Monday, 28 May 2012

I was lucky enough to be a winner on Prettty Little Jewels 100 followers giveaway!

Even though she was getting married on Saturday (just gone) she still managed to arrange the giveaway and send them off to us a few days before the wedding!!  That's blogging dedication!!

So I know you want to see what I got...............

Some luggage type labels all prettied up with pink shaped buttons and lace.  I need to get some pretty storage boxes for my new cloakroom and am thinking these would be nice to tie to the outsides!!

A tube of posh handcream and a black button ring (I love button items) - sorry the photo isn't very good of that.  All accompanied by a cupcake card. If you dont already follow Pretty Little Jewels - I recommend you go over and have a look at her blog!!

I truly hope that Jewels and her fiance had the wedding day they deserved and that they are enjoying their honeymoon as I type this!!


Saturday, 19 May 2012


At last I am back!! Sorry for my long absence! Unfortunately, we had yet another death - my side of the family this time and after this I just never seemed to get round to blogging (only reading others).  But here I am!!!

So today................

we decided to go to Leeds Castle 

Once you have paid the entrance fee, you can go back as many times as you want over the period of a year.  There are lots of events that are included in the ticket price (and a few that aren't).  The event that was on today was a Home and Garden show

A good variety of stalls

 including yummy foods - which my son and hubby treated themselves to!


There's me and my daughter in the blue cardigans - examining the pretties!


Lots of pretty goodies to drool over............but I was really controlled.  There were lots of things I liked, but nothing that really jumped out at me - so I restrained myself.  We have house projects going on and holidays booked - so only really really nice or necessary stuff can be purchased at the moment!

We had a really nice day though, we wandered round the stalls, had a picnic, enjoyed the sun and then walked some more, round the grounds.  


We are all sitting here chilling out now (with The Voice), all that walking and fresh air has worn us out!  We deliberately did not explore the maze, grounds or actual castle as we are saving that for another day trip in the summer.

Hope you managed to enjoy some long awaited sunshine too!!