All change

The front of the rectory basks in sunshine most of the day while the back of the house is pretty dark and dreary. When I moved in I decided to have my study at the back overlooking the garden and the lounge was at the front. It has taken me three years to realise that I spend sometimes 12 hours a day in my study and perhaps 2 hours in my lounge and that really it would be sensible to sit in the warm bright room. So it has been all change, thanks to Son #1 who has just finished his finals at Edinburgh Uni. (Do you want to employ him, by the way?)

My study is now lilac and bright and gloriously warm. My lounge gets a wee bit of light in the evening which is just right. Having watched 60 Minute Makeover I understand that statement wallpapers are all the rage at the moment so the lounge is now adorned with this gorgeous purple and silver extravaganza. (Graham and Brown, in case you’re interested.) What do you think? Like it?

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All move

I am in the process of switching my study and lounge room around. For over three years I have had my study at the back of the house (facing north and my garden) while my lounge room basks in sunshine (facing the street).  So my view is nice and I can keep an eye on foxy, the birds and my washing.  But the downside is that the room is permanently freezing cold and as I sometimes spend 12 hours in my study a day, it seems daft to be perishing cold when I could be toasty warm.

Yesterday was Day #1 of the Big Move Project. Son #1 was in charge of moving things and painting and I was his ‘mate’.  That meant that I did a bit of cutting in, rearranging dust sheets (because an artist doesn’t care about a few splatters of purple paint on a sofa but I do), making tea, washing brushes and running back and forth to B&Q to purchase all the things we forgot or to upgrade cheap roller to Harris roller (much better). The dining room looks like Curio Imports because all my objets are lurking there.

Let me tell you, I am exhausted. I ache from head to toe. I’m not up to date with my usual Blogs and Twitters and am suffering withdrawals. And it is only going to get worse. Today I have to empty the Study. This is not going to be an easy task, let me tell you. Not a bit.