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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Springtime Shedage

my posts always start with the weather and so it must be true that we Brits are obsessed with the weather. at least i do enjoy a good natter about how warm or cold it is and if there will be a frost or not. partly the gardener in me and partly deciding what to wear on the daily walk to and from school. i digress. weather has been super over the last few weeks, glorious sunny days and lots of clear blue skies. Stokie Bloke has done loads on the shed, hence a new word "shedage" of his own inventing. a short montage of that will follow especially for Edache to see what he has been up to.  my mum is planning her granny flat in there as we speak. he’s made it look too nice inside you see…
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also featuring the badger mug as i have managed to break his prize man u mug which was about 20 years old. oh dear i am in the bad books though i did help a tiny bit with insulation and plaster mixing to make up for it a bit.
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even the kids helped paint the walls in “whagnolia” Stokie Bloke’s white magnolia combo mixture. finished paint pics to follow next time.

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springtime is here!

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garden in spring sun

the veg patch is awaiting this years crops. and speaking of veg i have planted some Jerusalem artichokes and Globe artichokes at the allotment and also been donated some rhubarb from my uncle. the peas are sprouting everywhere and the pototoes will go in next week or two. lots more digging needed there and a small roof repair. i also have a pack of asparagus crowns on order to plant up so i had better get their space ready next of all. so much to do!
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dodgy shelves in allotment shed

i have managed to get some making stuff done – no i haven’t forgotten the title of the blog! our bedroom is getting a makeover – not done since we moved in 2 years ago. now new curtains are underway and i am plucking up enough courage to recover the lampshade too. the bedside tables are painted and the bed is next in line for a revamp. watch this space.
I have finally finished the frame of the lovely picture Zola gave the kids for their christening – Mrs Eliot Books is the lady who made the pictures which are super. I think the kids room is finally done now! hurrah.

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and finally a new bag – from Amanda Blake Soule’s Homemade Home, Mamas Bag. I think I still got the dimensions wrong but i had the fabric – vintage curtains which did not sell on ebay and decided the leather straps looked rather super. what do you think?
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off to watch Inspector Montalbano now and contemplate that lampshade.
scrap that last one - just had a super catch up with the weasel!!!
here's a photo for you love to counterbalance all the shed stuff!

the gangs all here - well almost!


  1. Garden looking lovely and love the progress with the shed. Looking forward to your bedroom Ta-Dah! Zxx

  2. I'm so jealous - you've been so busy and I've done nothing!!! Had high hopes for Easter Hols and it's all fallen by the way side as we've all been sick. desperately need to get my head into a project as I spend too much time doing stuff for everyone else i.e. kids / hubby etc. mum got me some plants for my birthday for the garden which are fab - for the new border in the back and also put down bark & tea bags to put our lovely moggie off using it as his own personal litter tray and guess what - it made no difference what so ever. Anyone who tells you different is a liar! So I'm now facing a losing battle to the cat. I even gave him his litter tray back and he still prefers his own, enormous dirt box in the garden. lol x talking of litter trays - is D installing a loo in the Shedage?when he does along with a beer fridge, arm chair and telly THEN you have to worry!! lol x see you soon x