Saturday, 29 May 2010

This 'n' That

Haven't been posting for a while as work is really hectic and not pleasant at the moment. I keep threatening to do one of these 'secret blogs' where no-one knows me at all and write down what's going on at work!!!! The amount of bullying that goes on is unreal and the number of managers employed who do nothing all day is such a complete waste of money!!! Our work load has more than trebled in the last year and I have been told this week I will be getting more! Still now that's off my chest I feel better already.
The other reason for not posting is probably due to work I have not been too well - I have a couple of joint problems (skeleton not the other!!!!) but feeling a bit better today. BUT, I have managed to start losing weight again - lost 2lbs this week - whoo hoo!!! Mind, whilst I haven't been posting, I have been following all the other blogs.
I am still trying to work out a name for my new Lake View house. Hubby has now built the shell of the house and I had initially decided that I would paint the outside white; however today I am not so sure and think a creamy colour might be better. Then I didn't want textured paint but again today I have changed my mind - that's women for you! Having been inspired by everyone's blogs and the wonderful work they do, I have painted some resin furniture that I bought from Dolls House Emporium a few years ago. Instead of brown it is now white. I also painted a little teapot and so far I am fairly happy with the result - it's not as beautiful as everyone else's but it looks better than before. I am going to try and put some mole hills into my garden on my original house today too.
I am also looking forward to going to York Dolls House Show next weekend and like the last time I have a list and ideas of what I am looking for!
I was trying to work out if I had my security settings on Facebook correct and for some reason couldn't - so persuaded hubby to open an account! I know it sounds stupid but to me who is illogical it made sense! Anyway he duly did with the intention of cancelling the account. Anyway out of the blue yesterday he gets a message from an old friend who we have not seen for over 20 years!!!! Just goes to show that even though Facebook gets a lot of bad publicity there are some bright bits! So we are going to meet up with him and his wife for a drink and a good old natter.

Hello new followers!!

Hello - haven't been posting for a while and realised I have some new followers (memo to self - check more often!):
  • Pan (and I can't see a blog for you - if I've just missed it let me know!)
  • Carolm who has a lovely blog and some great printables
  • Christine (again I can't see a blog for you - let me know if I've just missed it!)
  • Chris V - another great blog

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Building Lake View part one & revamp of original house

Well hubby helped start the building work on the Lake View House - still haven't got a name for it but one or two ideas are buzzing around in my head at the moment. I think it is going to be a slow steady process - we never seem to have much time these days. Anyway have attached a couple of photos - excuse the mess and the bad lighting as this was late at night. Not only do I have the names going round in my head, but all the room ideas as well which keep changing!

Have also attached some photos of my original house showing the changing kitchen. Hubby had bought me the kitchen as part of my Wedding Anniversary present - sorry for the photos but my small camera is not working and with my joints being bad at the moment, I am haivng trouble holding the DSLR camera. Have also shown a couple of the basement garden (wish I had taken before photos) - again these are not so good but hey that's life! The kitchen is not finished. I am hoping to try and colourwash the floor this weekend.

Before & After


And now the garden - again not finished.

Hello new followers!

Hi just realised I have two new followers - hello!

Hellot to Tilly2484 - I love Tilly2484's blog which is informative and her food always looks delicicous - this is one of the dieting blogs I follow.

Hello to Lisette who's blog is http://lisettesminiaturen.blogspot.com/ - a lovely mini blog and Lisette has the most wonderful house!


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Dolls house arrived!

Whoo hoo - the house has arrived - three boxes. Hubby is going to be unpacking them shortly to check.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

East Riddlesden Hall

Yesterday hubby and I had a day out which makes a change for a Bank Holiday as hubby normally works. So yesterday we grabbed a picnic (Weightwatchers style for me!) and headed off. It was freezing cold and a mix between gorgous sunshine and heavy showers. We ended up at East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, West Yorkshire and it was beautiful there. The staff were very friendly there and it was lovely walking round - it felt homely in a strange kind of way. Hubby and I both wondered what it would be like being there on a dark night!!
Here's the link from the National Trust:


Also managed to take a couple of photos - not the best as it was difficult holding a heavy camera and an even heavier umbrealla in the strong wind!!





Hello new follower!

I have just realised this morning that there is a new follower - hello to Naomi (sorry I can't see a blog for you?!) and hope you don't find the blog too boring!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

New house - Lake View

Well what a week - work has been dreadful and I haven't been well because of it but feeling a bit better now that the painkillers are really starting to kick in. But I have had a wonderful end to the horrible week - my hubby has just ordered the Lake View dolls house from DHE for me and it will be here on Wednesday - whoo hoo - I cannot wait. Here's a link to the house:
I have wanted this house for such a long time. I love modern and with this house I can really go modern. I need to try and find a name for the house too and I have all kinds of ideas spinning round my head and they keep changing but I know one thing, I will be getting my dream kitchen from ELF miniatures. I think this is just what I needed to get me through a stressful time at work. Goodness knows where the house is going to go though.