Friday, 11 June 2010

Today's the day...

It's been quite a week. Harry and Molly both had a stomach bug (caught at a kids party they had been at on Sunday - so far there have been around 20 cases of gastroentinitis) Harry was worse than Molly in that he was up every hour between 10.30pm and 5am Monday into Tuesday. Molly was sick once and seemed to bounce back pretty fast. Then on Wednesday night, it was my turn. Woke at 1.30am with my heart racing and that horrible 7am I felt like I had been in a fight and come off worst. Spent yesterday sleeping on and off, aching all over and generally feeling pretty terrible...

The worst part is that today is the day that Molly goes into hospital to get her grommets fitted and I can't be there now. We spoke to a nurse on the ward yesterday who said that because I would still be contagious up to 48 hours after the last time I was sick - so 7am tomorrow - I would have to stay away.

I know it's only a minor op and she'll more than likely be home in the afternoon but the thought of waving her off this morning is heartbreaking. Paul will be there of course and will keep in touch to let me know what's happening but I can't believe I won't be there.

So, please think good thoughts at around 11am and fingers crossed all goes well. xx

Friday, 4 June 2010

Work in progress... in progress actually - got a few projects on the go that I thought I'd share!

Molly's Room

Last week we gave Molly's room a bit of an update. Out went the cot tidy, the nappy stacker, the cot bumper and the co-ordinating curtains and bits & pieces and in came some new things and a change about of the furniture to make her room more fitting for an (almost!) 2 year old...

Still have a canopy to put up over her cot and the built in cupboard needs a serious sort out but it's looking good so far and most importantly - Molly loves it!!

Garden Furniture

We've had this set since I was pregnant with James and I have spent a lot of hours over the years sanding it down and re-staining it to make it last another summer... Although I bought a lovely new outdoor dining set a couple of weeks ago, the deck is big enough for two areas - eating and seating, so there's still a place for the old stuff - just not in it's current state!

Starting to look MUCH better now! Doing the 2 benches in Willow and the 2 seats in Country Cream. Planning on making some seat cushions for them too...Ellie's helping paint which is a huge help!

Here's the May pages all completed. It was a bit of a rush getting this one ready and I kinda wish I had done a background before I painted on the square frames but never mind... Here's a sneak peak of June - well, the main body of it anyway...

Furthering my love of all things Union Jack-y right now I thought I'd celebrate the start of the great British Summer and represent June with with some red, white and blue!! When I was at AFTH a couple of weeks back, Dyan and I were talking about how Union Jacks were everywhere right now...she had bought herself a vintage flag and some Union Jack bunting for her lounge and I was talking about an umbrella stand I had seen in James Brindley's in Harrogate...which brings me onto project No 3!

The Front Hall

The umbrella stand arrived this week!! Dy's daughter sent it up for me (along with my cardigan!) and it's gorgeous!! Needs a couple more brollies though...! And it's set off perfectly with... fab new wellies!!

That wee cushion looks definitely NEEDS a bigger companion, Dy!! Still on the lookout for bits and pieces to finish off the walls in there but I'm loving the splash of colour our flag brings!!

The Family Room/Craft Room Changeover

This week we got a step closer to getting the family room changed over into my craft/study area as we finally found a new home for the sofa. We were visiting friends last weekend and they mentioned they wanted a new sofa for their family room...a few days, some emailed pictures and the hiring of a van later, it was on its way to Laurencekirk to its new family. So happy that it's somewhere being used and loved...and we can still visit it!! Above is a picture of the last piece in the room before Paul loaded it into the van...

...all packed and ready to go.

The room feels much bigger now and it's been nice getting used to the space whilst planning out the new layout. Still have a few pieces of furniture but they can be stored in the garage until we have takers for them. So excited about getting the new room started - it's come to the point where I have WAY too much stuff for my current space...especially since that last haul at Dyan's...!!

Off to a ball tomorrow evening - all kilts and fancy frocks - can't wait!! Meeting the girls there in the afternoon for hair, make-up and drinks while the boys go mountain biking then it's formal photos, meal, charity auction then dancing!! Face painting all day Sunday at a Beaver Scout Fun Day though...that WILL be fun!?! xx