Sunday, 16 April 2017

A Quiet Day







We got up late today and chose not to go out for a cycle ride. Rather a cool and dull morning so I took advantage and cleaned some windows.  This house has fourteen windows so I tackle them gradually, a couple every day.  I’ve been putting it off until the pine pollen has died down a bit.  I watched the sparrows and nuthatch pecking away at the nut feeder while I was cleaning.  Then William Woodpecker arrived and rudely knocked them off their perch.  I know he’s William because he has a bright red patch at the back of his head.


I’m still building up courage to tackle the pine dresser.  The tin of red paint is demanding to be opened but I shall patiently wait for a rainy day.  Watch this space.




16 comments:

  1. I am intrigued. You are planning on painting the dresser red? I like red accents in a kitchen. Have a happy Easter! -Jenn

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    1. Yup, I bought some Annie Sloan chalk paint (Emperor's Silk) when we were back in the UK, it's a very bright red that I shall probably tone down a bit with some wax to give it an antique finish. An experiment, I don't know how it will turn out.

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  2. I had the same dresser once. I gave it away. It encumbered my life too much. It encouraged me to keep things. Perhaps if I had painted it a bright colour it would have taken on a life of its own instead of taking over mine.

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    1. It's not a thing of value so it won't matter if I wreck it. The clutter gathers over the years.

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  3. I just finished to clean one window here,i have only 7.Tomorrow is another day.

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    1. It's a job I hate but I do love clean, shiny windows.

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  4. I spot a pair of binoculars; spying on the neighbours again, are you?
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. It's funny you should say that...

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  5. Will you have to change the china and bits and bobs to tone in with the red?
    It's la cuisine so there should not be a patch of red on the back wall.

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    1. I think I'll have to change the blue and yellow china.

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  6. Whenever I clean the windows it always rains ! Even in the height of summer, when we're not supposed to have rain, I can guarantee we'll have a sandy rain downpour by evening. Last count we had 22 windows, 14 of which are large plate glass, so it's not a job undertaken lightly - or often !
    Look forward to the photos of the red dresser.

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    1. It's usually a good way to guarantee rain.

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  7. May I suggest that Paul paints the dresser while you sit in the sun sipping wine as you flick through the pages of "Fifty Shades of Gray".

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    1. That's precisely what I'm planning. Paul says I have to wait for a rainy day though.

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  8. Having just checked the Meteo, it looks like you may have to wait until September to paint your dresser.

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    1. Ha-ha, lots of sunshine this week.

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