It was another perfect day in paradise today and I have to say that the blue skies and warm sunshine has shaken off the winter blues and in my current good mood I tackled the housework. I'm not overly keen doing it but I can't live with mess for too long, it makes me too grumpy.
We had a frost first thing but that soon disappeared in the warmth of the sun, in fact it was so warm I threw open the doors and windows and ate breakfast on the deck
Scotch oats with a teaspoonful of honey, a tablespoon each of mixed seed and mixed dried apricots and cranberries.
....and whilst I drank my tea I read a couple of chapters of the latest from the book discussion scheme, Mr Rosenblum's list: or friendly guidance for the aspiring Englishman.
The dogs enjoyed the sun too
I could have just kept reading as it's an enjoyable read but the house needed a clean. I've got the upstairs all done and I thought that as it was all so presentable you might like a bit of a tiki tour!
Are you sitting comfortably? Then let us begin...
Standing on the drive looking at the rather grand entrance
to the left is the door to the laundry, we'll come back to that.
Welcome: Come on in....the hallway
Doors to the left and right are bedrooms, the stairs lead to the attic, a large space just full of junk! At the far end is my craft room(left side), the office(right side), and doors to lounge and TV room. Under the light next to the heat pump on the wall are the stairs that lead down to the lower level.
Looking back from the stairs, the opening on the right and at an angle leads to the loo, shower room and laundry, we'll go back there in a minute.
A pile of spare blankets under the stairs
Art work in the hallway, and plenty of room for more
Now I'll take you back to the bedrooms,
first the room on the left
And now the room on the right, Michael's old room
Every window has a view here
A map of Essex and my dad's place of birth
Back to the door that leads into the laundry
The smaller hallway leads back into the main hallway
First door on left: cupboard, second door on left: shower room, third door on left: loo
Heading back into the main hallway and the end rooms
on the left I have my small craft room
(I miss using the barn, but it's too cold)
By the way this room is rarely tidy!
Back in the hallway on the right is the office
Through the double doors and into the lounge
My Uncle Don with John Lennon
The door to the right of the bookcase leads to the TV room
One day those doors will lead out onto my brand new deck.
As we head back into the hallway, you can see the door to my craft room
and the stairs to the lower level, I'll take you there tomorrow
I hope you enjoyed the tour, see ya!