Friday, 3 November 2017


Good Afternoon lovely people 

't'is Friday time for 

So first up on the list was finally buying a pint of milk and having a cuppa last Friday afternoon, it is quite honestly unheard of for us to run out of milk in this house so the tea was very much appreciated once it was bought! 

Another trip to Ikea I had a voucher that I needed to use up so we had to go (obviously), they also gave me a voucher for free coffee and cake, so I assumed (mistakenly) when I purchased two slices of cake and two cups of tea for me and hubby that we would be paying for one of the teas and one of the cakes - but apparently not - free cake and tea all round! 

Then these two, they literally make my heart sing, I adore spending time with the two of them, they are so alike in soooooooooooo many ways including their wicked sense of humour, this house is often filled with the sound of laughter! 

Then the complimentary tickets from Chatsworth that we got after the disastrous visit in early September.  They were due to run out on the 31st of October and as my niece couldn't make it we asked my Mum if she fancied coming, so me, hubby, said 17 year old, Mum and sister all went and we enjoyed a walk around the house and the garden.  We thoroughly enjoyed the blue skies too - bliss! 

Here is a photo of a few of us near the grotto garden

And a collage of photos, you can see how lovely the day was

Said 17 year old enjoyed exploring and I got this great shot of him. 

I've had this week off and well we haven't done much which sounds odd for us, but we just wanted to plod through the week, hubby was working anyway! 

I did have my niece over for one of the days as she wanted a top for her night out and hadn't had much instruction on dress making yet. 

Me and said 17 year old had painty fun one of the days, hubby wasn't quite as impressed when he walked through the door that night to discover a lack of worktop to cook tea on, but we enjoyed it nonetheless.  We also managed to watch Beetlejuice, The Frighteners, Monster House and Paranorman (as it was Halloween), but then said 17 year old decided to put on Home Alone, I'm not sure how we had suddenly ventured from Halloween films to Christmas! 

Hubby got the beer barreled later in the week working around said 17 year old arting again! 

I met my Mum and sister for a cuppa at the local garden centre with said 17 year old and we got to see a beautiful sunset on the way home.

We got said 17 year old's room redone last week, some of you may recall the epic sort of this room two year's ago when he came back from Lesotho, well two years on and we've had a change in soft furnishings as well as a thorough sort out in his walk in wardrobe that was housing lots of things he no longer needed/wanted. 

The duvet is fabulous, up close it shows all the fabulous safari creatures, a hark back to his trip to South Africa. 

You have to really study it up close to see some of the creatures, I think the giraffes are really well hidden!

I promised to show the organised craft room the other week, well here are my papers now sorted into colours. 

And the bathroom that needed a good fettle and a paint

We are now working way through the dining room/kitchen and TV room until we are finally done. 

I've enjoyed having a good sort though as I've found loads of things I didn't even know I had! 

The week has been lovely, not that I've managed a lay in as hubby's alarm has gone off just before six each morning, actually I tell a lie, I had a lie in this morning, it was 7am when I woke - woohoo an extra hour in bed.  

I hope you've had a splendid week, if you fancy joining in pop a post together, pop back and link up and we shall come and visit. 


  1. I'd forgotten you had the week off, so I should have commented a bit earlier. (Thinking you hadn't come home from work yet)
    It looks like you had a great week.Sometimes the weeks with nothing planned are the best.
    Great photo of Mischief 1 and 2, and also the photo of your lad on the jutting rock. Priceless!
    Wow, you had beautiful weather at Chatworths. Lucky you. The world looks so much prettier in the sun.
    I love love looove your son's duvet cover! Absolutely wonderful with all those African animals.
    And I am slightly envious of that nicely organized craft room. I have taken the guest beds out of my craft room but that is as far as it got....
    Oh you are such early risers. 7 am for me is still 'middle of the night'. I don't function very well before midday I'm afraid. My colleagues knew that and I would do work that didn't need much of a brain. Anything that could be done on autopilot. Needless to say i was brilliant on evening and night shifts.
    Have a good weekend. Enjoy, as it's back to work on Monday.

  2. oh I have loved the photos this week - the one of said 17 year old on the rock, and the sunset, are particularly spectacular!! Enjoy your weekend. It's meant to rain here so I am probably going to give Kew a miss (first time in weeks!)

  3. I am so glad you managed a good mix of work and fun time for your week off. How nice that sun shone for your Chatsworth visit.
    The bedding in the lad's room is fabulous. You could sit and study that for ages.
    Well done on sorting your scrapbook paper out. It is so worth while to store them well.
    So its back to work next week, but remember to keep the balance there. have a good week. Kate x

  4. Nice to see you finally had chance to properly relax :D ...and you need "Nightmare before Christmas" adding to your dvd collection...then you would understand the leap lol XXX

  5. Sounds like you were finally able to take things at a more reasonable pace. Super photos.
    Toni xx