Well Captain Rupert sneaked off digging to eat strawberry leaves, I sneaked off to paint the kitchen.
It all started on Sunday morning, K had gone sailing and I stayed home to get more digging done, so he could come home and relay the patio slabs.
I just wanted to paint this picture frame, which was a waxed pine and did not look right in our bedroom. So I took it down to the Kitchen to paint.
Just as I was half way through my brush slipped and on to this dark kitchen unit. (Sorry about the photo, I thought I had a better before photo, this was taken ages ago and I have painted the walls since then)
It reminded me of when I was little and I was left inside while everybody was busy in the garden. I think I had a cold or something so mum thought it best I stayed inside. I felt a little annoyed about this so decided to paint the glass on my bedroom windows. Just with poster paints nothing that would not come of easily. I remebered it was very good fun. I think I painted flowers and stars in oranges and blues but can't really remeber. Mum was of course a little cross when she returned, but soon relised that no harm was done - I hope thats right mum.
K came home from sailing and wondered why I had white dots in my hair, I said I have been painting. He wondered what. I said you will have to see. He soon found the cupboard and was very pleased with the change.
I'm very pleased with the result so here is another picture of it. I can put my mugs and glasses in with out them being lost in a dark hole. I was so pleased in fact I started on the rest of the cupboards. They are not finished yet but I will show you when they are.
This is the oil rayburn waiting to be fitted which will replace the old solid fuel one. I getting excited about having a little heat in the mornings, with lighting a fire. I never could get the old one to get up to temperature with coal. I could with logs but you need a good supply because it eats through them so quickly. Coal was good for keeping the fire in over night or in the day. I will miss the little fire going when you opened the door, it made a nice sound too. I'm planning on using the log burning as much as possible for heating in the future.
I have just been reminded about a website that has some lovely pictures of our village, they are much nicer pictures than I could take. If anybody is interested please have a look at the gravel roots website