cakes and baking
healthy and vegetarian
jams and preserves
stitching and embroidery
quilting and patchwork
maps and walking
pets and wildlife
I know it's a bit sad, but I like order.
So here it is my new kingdom!
|shiny new work room|
Of course it still has to be a dining room too...
One of the things I am most happy about is that my favourite painting ('perfect wave' by Helen Campbell) is finally better shown off against a clean white background (I just need to keep the shelf below uncluttered).
The cats have been making the most of the mayhem, finding new places to sleep (that's my Bagpuss hot water bottle Rio's cuddled up with!) and making the most of a mirror on the floor so Max can admire himself.
|Max and Rio|
After all this hard work, it was so nice to spend this afternoon with Alison, my lovely friend from choir. We had lunch at Bea's Vintage Tea Room, which never disappoints. We spent several hours eating and chatting as the sun streamed through the window (as most people know, I can talk for England, but luckily Alison is a very good listener) and the afternoon slipped away very happily. I now feel sufficiently re-charged to start decorating the kitchen on Monday!