Friday, 28 October 2011

I am off to the show.

This year through pure fluke I am able to visit the show again. I visited 3 years ago and loved it. It must be the same feeling a child gets when they walk through the gates of Disney Land. I did look months ago about getting down to London to visit and it was to complicated and expensive, but things have changed now. 

My hubby and I have been on the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow donor for over 10 years with very little activity. Hubby has now been matched a donor after a summer of lots of blood testing. We are both off to London to start the first part of the process while the show is on. Due to the fact you cannot get to London and back in a day from our home we are staying in a hotel. I cannot believe the coincidence of it all. I also booked 2 tickets last night to go see "Blood Brothers" as I never been to a London show and Blood Brothers has fantastic reviews.

I am really proud of hubby for what he is doing, he dose not see what the big deal is but I think that's because he's a bloke. I was informed sadly yesterday that I have to come off the register due to having cancer. He will not get to meet the recipient or find out how the actual transplant went, we just have to hope it works.

Monday, 17 October 2011


I just wanted to show some photo's my daughter took for a project she is doing in 6th form. She is only 16, I think they are pretty amazing.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

The Vintage workshop is ready

The new lock up is now ready, its been hard work but I am really happy with it. It is now a space I can definitely work in.

This is actually one of the pieces of furniture I bought to do up but it looks good in the kitchen so after a paint job it might stay. It has the original spice jars too, thats what the red knobs are.

Even the kitchen cupboard got a make over.

Refurbished table and chairs

The only reason I am showing the toilet is to show my new purchase which is a vintage hand towel rail which I think is perfect for the age of the building.

Another dresser from the 30's which need some TLC.

Hand made  by myself lined curtains to hide an ugly corridor.

There is plenty to do as one of the caravan interiors is nearly ready so I have lots of curtains and cushions to make. Its so handy though because the caravans are in the next room. 

I wasn't going to show you my hubby's games room which is also linked through another door but we have put a lot of hard work into it so I will just this once. Its for Warhammer and war gaming which I know nothing about or ever wish to for that matter.

Me and our friend Paul enjoying drinks at last nights opening.

All the chairs were bought from an auction. We then painted and recovered them all to match the red and black theme.

So all in all its pretty perfect and only 500 yards from our home.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Working hard but still around.

I am so aware how slack I have been on here but it has been a bit mad here for a few weeks now. My daughter passed out from her Army training which was a brilliant day. It was emotional for everyone including the men folk. The men in my life are as hard as nails when it comes to emotions so this was very refreshing and it meant a lot to Chloe. 

We have been down at our new lock up every spare hour as Darren's room has to be done this this weekend. Its a huge combined space with lots of walls that have needed preparing first. We have bought old furniture and refurbished them and they all look so good. My room is nearly done, but the kitchen and toilet still need a lot of work.  I have lots of accessories waiting to go in all the rooms but like any make over they have to wait to the end. I shall have some photos soon, including my two new pieces of kitchen furniture which are to be my first projects. I have made two great new contacts who will be sourcing old furniture for me from now on too. I am having a night off tonight as I need to do some sewing, hopefully I shall have some photos in the next few days.