We have discovered a serious case of damp in the dining room. If I recount the full story I will crumple to the floor in a wailing heap so I'll keep it brief: floor to be dug up, new granite fireplace to be 'prised off' [builder's words], 4 inches of concrete to be laid, approx 75 days for concrete to dry, must vacate premises for approx one week, all to be done urgently, enormous expense, moving in with mother-in-law temporarily, told off a bit by boss for needing to take time off at short notice, entire contents of kitchen and dining room had to be removed, whole house a tip. Phew! Other than that, everything's great!
In order to remain sane and keep the tears of frustration at bay I'm sulking in the bedroom with my Kindle, crochet and laptop. (And a large bottle of Jack hidden under my jumper.)
I lit a few candles...
Switched on the fairy lights...
And am ooohing and ahhing over my new CK bedding:
♥♥♥ Loving how it looks with my WIP blanket and the dotty cushions. ♥♥♥ Thinking that I could make a blanket especially for the bedroom and perhaps a couple of cushion covers...
♥♥ Dreaming and planning... ♥♥ Love it ♥♥
Florals are gradually taking over my house. It's an invasion that I am happy about.
Something else that keeps making me smile is this photograph from a family barbecue I went to at the weekend. It was lovely to see my great-aunt and the cousins I haven't seen since my wedding last year. I had to take a photo when my cousin's little boy sat on dad's knee for a cuddle:
He is 14 and was born with a very rare chromosomal abnormality. He is pretty well unable to communicate verbally but does so with sign language, facial expressions and, of course, cuddles! I love that they are both wearing checked shirts and I especially like the photo because my dad just isn't one for displaying affection!
I'm off to finish my book now - it's so good. It's called The Midwife's Confession and is by Diane Chamberlain. I'm loving it and can definitely recommend. What shall I read next? Any suggestions?