Monday, 30 April 2007

And that joke was topical because...

This is how I spent my weekend:


6 comments:

Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

Couldn't you have taken the light fitting off the wall first?

BTW: white boiler-suit with those shoes?

newhousenewjob said...

Bad guess - I was barefoot! And no, my attitude towards decorating is that if it's fixed to the wall, it can jolly well stay there and I'll paint round it. It's enough effort as it is...

Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

I hope to see a photo of the bookshelf area fully stocked and homey when you are all done.

Do you have a fireplace near by? Comfy chair? Oh, do you like listening to old-time radio shows? Do you have a stereo that plays MP3s Windows media files, real player etc.?

newhousenewjob said...

I'll see what I can do - though at this rate, the room won't be finished for a while, as I won't have time to do the second coat on the walls until the weekend after next at the earliest.

Fireplace: yes - I had the cupboards and shelves built each side of the fireplace. Unfortunately, the previous owners were more into show than practicality, so the fire surround isn't fire resistant and will have to be replaced before I can actually light a fire.

Comfy chair - to be bought when the painting is finished.

Stereo - no, just an old-fashioned radio. My nice digital radio doesn't work here because of the hills, and I don't have a fancy MP3 player, though I do have a docking station for my i-Pod.

Brad Harvey said...

You look perfectly lovely in white:-)

Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

I was asking because I can see you ensconced in the comfy chair, next to the fire, listening to old time radio shows on your mp 3 player.

I am going to post something about this old time radio show business soon. However, if you email me I'll get more specifc as you are English.

Yes, I know it will be a pain, but get the fire done. If it isn't a question of money I'd get someone in asap before you do anymore work as it might be messy. A fire, even a gas fire makes the room!

Wow...cold November nights, comfy chair, slippers, fire, book, hot chocolate. Marvellous!