Mark had to get under the floorboards to re-arrange piping this morning. You wouldn't have got me down there, not even for a lifetimes supply of Basic Grey. Its chock full of spiders and webs and rubble and all sorts of disgusting creepiness.
The dog didn't care too much for it!
I was secretly hoping he'd find a cash haul of £2,000,000 but not even could he find a penny. When Mark went on the first run in creepy rubble land, his father suggested we nail him in there for good. I like my father-in-laws way of thinking, we clearly would be fabulous drinking buddies, if we both drank! It was so tempting, really it was.
But my lovely man does all the washing and ironing and Im afraid when it comes to the domestic front, I ain't going to go without clean undies on a daily basis. Ner!
Before Mark went to boring football (yawn) we went on the hunt for a new settee. Ours gets on my nerves as it has scatter cushion backs which annoys the hell out of me every single day. Because Im such a neat freak, every time Mark budges them or moves them to get comfy, I go up the wall. Can you imagine having friends around and them seeing a gap in the scatter cushions? What if there was a crease in a cushion and not up to plumpness satisfaction? The shame would finish me off. Everyday I have to fluff them, primp and beat them to look regimented and linear only then for the dog/daughter/hubby to come and dare sit on the sofa for a few moments relaxation and go and ruin the prestigious arrangement. Whoa! No way! For 8 looooong years I have had to suffer that daily routine and now - NO MORE. Hooray for me.
We have bought a new lounge suite to go with my dream colour range of Olive and Bark with a smidgen of Lime. These sofa's come in a lime in the picture but we bought it in Chocky brown with olive and lime accent cushions so that I can eat it when I fall asleep on it as I dream of foooooooood! But loook - no scaterring of 70,000 cushion. I can't tell you how many new sofa's come with scatter cushion backs these days. So now we have 5 weeks to get the whole dumpster of a house ready for that installation. Of course, Im on light duties which means tea making and fannying about for the next 5 flaming weeks so the legwork (if you pardon the pun) will be done by Marky boy who is my absolute DIY hero.
We also bought a small tin of tester paint to match the smallest rip of tester wallpaper (I would have taken a full 8 feet but Mark thought a 1 yd strip would suffice - NOT) but still I couldn't wait to get back and tack it to the wall and paint a swatch for a dummy run. Im now waiting for proper daylight to tell me how good it might look. Can you tell I'm excited? I love decorating and transforming and mostly I like doing that on a budget!
As prommed, I have some pictures to share with you from my cousins wedding and blessing. these are some of my 405 shots from Cyprus.
A local band came and played and wondered if I might be their promo girl seeing as I was photographing absolutely everyone having a good time, which was my fave part of the night. With a name like The Measles, I can see it doing my reputation a great deal of good although their number one fan got the best seat in the house all night. They played some fab covers of Pulp, Oasis, Kaiser Chiefs and The Jam. They were a really good band in all fairness and you might like to book them if you are in the Leeds area, if ever I had a link. Doh!Belle went and collected all the pretty confetti and streamers. She didnt dance much but she was content.You can see remnants of chockky fountain on her lips here! Isnt her hair gorgeous?And as for Jake? It all got too much.