Sarah and Paul are spending another day at the cottage scraping old paint off the walls and sanding down. I can't really be of much help at this stage (the last time I attempted any decorating I accidentally ended up sitting in a bowl of water) so I stay at home with Rick and make sure there is a nice meal ready for them when they get home. The work is slow and laborious but hopefully things will start coming together within the next week or two. Sarah cannot move in until a new bathroom is fitted and is waiting for an installation date from the plumber.
When Sarah feels a bit overwhelmed by the work she only has to look out of her kitchen window to be reminded what a gem of a property she has there. The view looks out onto a small paddock (complete with Shetland pony) and beautiful parkland (belonging to the local gentry) beyond.
Youngest daughter Kat and husband Craig returned to the UK from Cyprus last Wednesday and are due to arrive here on leave later this week. Rick will be delighted to have a house filled with his family again.
Good that the other two are back for a while. Have they a new posting or will it be decorating and pasting for a few days?ReplyDelete
I doubt we will persuade Kat to pick up a paintbrush! A few days leave until they return to Brize Norton. A new posting may be imminent.Delete
Hard work but the view from the window must make it all worth it. It will be good for you to have family back together for a while.ReplyDelete
The cottage has such a pretty setting.Delete
As a welcome gift perhaps you can supply Kat and Craig with their own decorating suits. Sarah's outfit looks so cool!ReplyDelete
Hmm, now there's an idea.Delete
Home renovation is a big job but all very much worth it in the end. The view with the Shetland pony in the pasture is very lovely. Sarah and Paul working together must accomplish a lot in a day. Having a wonderful meal to go home to sounds ideal after working at the house.ReplyDelete
I feel a bit guilty that I can't do more at the cottage to help them right now.Delete
Such very satisfying work. I used to love that stage of renovation.ReplyDelete
I prefer it at the final 'dressing' stage.Delete
A few days of being all back together will be nice.ReplyDelete
I'm hoping there will be much laughter and merriment.Delete
Lovely to have the whole family back together again - Rick will be delighted - and spoiled!ReplyDelete
He will go bonkers.Delete