Monday, September 27, 2010

Unpopular Opinion

Before I begin, let me first say I love Christina Strutt style. Her sitting room is so tranquil and soothing.
But having just read her new book, "At Home with Country" I must say I was disappointed. I felt as though it was just a very large, expensive Cabbages and Roses catalogue. Almost every room is styled with her fabrics. Cushions, curtains, tea towels, the list goes on. Again I love her style and her fabrics are indeed lovely but I found it a bit much.

I do own most of her books and love her tips and philosophies with natural cleaning and her re-use, reduce kind of ethic.

I am thinking I am on my own with this. Any opinions out there?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Camera Lazy

Too lazy to find the digital camera, find batteries that are charged, take photos, upload to computer, resize and post. Just sending some from my blackberry. I am reading the Miss Read series, and loving them.

It is ridiculously hot here. Mid thirties (C) with humidity. Gross. Today is suppose to be cooler but tomorrow just as hot. Gross. I want cold nights and cool, fresh days. I want to cosy up in duvets and take walks with grey woolly cardigans.

Oh and bad pug. Barking his fool head off every time the crazy dog next door teases him. He just doesn't understand he is playing with his mind.
This is one of the rooms I am thinking about painting. I am still debating about the colour. This colour has been very warm and really the perfect colour for a more formal living area and dining room.
But change is in the air...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Staying busy helps...

As part of my plan to stay busy the potting shed is in the process of being built.

Along with the potting shed project I also want to paint my bedroom, the living room at some point (really big job) and a few other rooms.

I love all these photos.

But let's face it, they are a step beyond a simple potting shed aren't they?

But they are so lovely.

I want one of each!

As I said, I am trying very hard to stay as occupied as possible, both physically and mentally. I also want to thank you all for your sweet and thoughtful comments. I LOVE the bloggy world. I know many of you know exactly how I feel.
One day at a time...
all photos :: Shed Chic

Sunday, September 05, 2010

A Rather Large Confession

I know I haven't popped in at all the last month and I should have. I really should have. But I couldn't. I mean the beginning of August was really quite busy and I knew that was going to happen but the last week and a half I HAVE HAD THE TIME TO COME AND POST. I even have a few bits and bobs I could have shown you that have been picked up here and there throughout the summer. BUT I DIDN'T. The truth is I am not dealing with my second daughter going away to university very well. I mean I am not breaking down and crying all the time. I know this is a sort of a crossroad with new choices and new paths.

And I know it is a time for a couple to reconnect, blah blah blah. But the truth of the matter is my husband and I have always connected. We have an amazing relationship. He is part of me. My soul mate, my confidant, my lover. I am incomplete without him. He has been an absolute sweetheart since I came back from dropping her off. He purposely booked up the following weekend to the point of near exhaustion to keep my mind and body busy. He calls me a few times a day just to say "hello". And I have two other daughters. The oldest is 21, still goes to uni and lives at home and the youngest is 12 and we are still active with her. But you don't replace one child with another, do you? I guess I'm just trying to say to please be a bit patient with me and I will try to get back into the swing of things as soon as possible.

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I plan on doing a few painting and decorating jobs over the next couple of months so I will try and keep you posted with before and after pics.

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Thanks for listening.

Lisa xoxo