Heavens to murgatroyd! More than a month has passed since I tapped away on my keyboard to you. I have been a wee bit busy though, myself and my two sons have all swopped bedrooms and it has been like one of those little plastic games where you keep moving squares round to make up a picture, I feel like we have moved house! My eldest has gone up into the attic when I used to reside and my youngest has left his tiny bedroom and gone into the eldest sons bedroom and I have gone into the tiny room – and Ilove it, it is a challenge fitting things in, but it is so cosy and seems to fit me better, plus I get the view over the garden, yeh!
This is the first time in ten years that I have had a window I could look out of, up in the attic I had to stand on tippy toes to see out. So I wasted no time in dressing it up with a bit of lacy curtain from Ikea and a posy of flowers from the garden.
My bits and bobs have come down with me along with my favourite chest of drawers. As you can see there is a little decoration to be done, but some of it will be very hard to cover up…..
In fact, I am not sure I will be able to paint over this bit. Lawrie has been in this bedroom for ten years and this was done a long, long time ago, isn’t it sweet. We have so enjoyed moving round, it has been exhausting, there has been so much stuff to sort through. but it is great now we are finally in the rooms we wanted to be in, we can now take our time straightening out the details. Dare I show you a photo of my dismantelled studio bedroom?
OhmyGod it looks awful, we ended up with a huge number of bin bags filled to bursting to take to the dump and recycled loads of things to our local Emmaus shop, it all felt very cleansing and each night I fell into bed with a good positive tiredness and aching limbs, all well worth it.
Now then the moment you have been waiting for, my last post was my 100th and I promised a giveaway and asked where you like to go on holiday. Lots of lovely people left lovely messages, it seems the south west, Cornwall and Devon is big favourite with most people, no surprise there, but other places were mentioned too, some that I knew and some that I didn’t. Anyway, the main thing was to give someone one of my small paintings, so I asked Lawrie to pick a number between 1 and 26 and he said 17 which is …..
is Valerie at Acornmoon
Many many thanks to everyone who left a message, I think I will do this again soon as it is so much fun.
I will now go and wrap up the little picture, and as soon as I have your contact details Valerie, it will be on its way to you.
Hope everyone is having a lovely summer wherever you are, thank you for visiting. Joy