Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Job done!

Do you remember all that 'stuff' laid out in our spare room?  Well at long last the room it belongs to is finished and tidy.  It was an enormous job as every  time I thought I had finished I found something else to sort out.  The last job was to label all the drawers and boxes - that, of course, meant taking everything out to ensure it was all where it should be.  It is now!

The first four pictures are 'before' with the green walls and beige carpet that were here when we moved in 7.5 years ago.  The carpet was a synthetic material and had the ability to hang on to every bit of dog hair and fluff and was reluctant to give them up to the vacuum cleaner.

The wooden blind looks okay here, but drop it down to shut it and it is held together with thin air and would not have lasted much longer.

And after with cream walls and a heather carpet.  The room has been flipped around and instead of cupboards this end we have a spare bed, so when our three grandchildren visit they each have a bed, so no more sleeping on the floor.

The shelves are all at the other end now

I have a new ceiling light and curtains to replace the dodgy blind.

The children will be here over half term, so it will get its trial run.  It was a lot of work, but I am really pleased with the end result.  It is lighter and looks better this way round.

Jaq, from nb Valerie, gave us a lovely tea towel for Christmas.  It is a very clever culinary map of the UK and was far to nice to use to dry the pots, so along with one we were given last November it has pride of place in the utility room.  It was lovely to have the sun shining, but it did not aid my photographic efforts!

Chris is having his cataract op next week, so unless they need to do the other eye straight away we should be boating by early April.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Boaters' Toilet Survey

Pip from nb Oleana posted a link a while back about a toilet survey started by Kate Saffin and she has added an update on her latest blog post.  So far they have had 1000 responses (and yes I was one of them!) and they are hoping for 4000.  Pip has requested that as many bloggers as possible post the link to encourage one and all (there are around 35,000 boats on the system) to take part.

Follow this link to Pip's blog post, scroll down to the end and all the information is there.  I found it interesting and worthwhile (we have a composting loo) and would encourage as many people as possible to take part.