It has been a funny sort of weekend at our house. On Saturday it was cold and frosty. Hubby went to visit Man, and discovered that he has made a few purchases. A mini chopper - for tomatoes apparently - an electric polishing kit and some screwdriver bits for teeny tiny screws.... I am saying no more.
Then in the afternoon we went shopping and bought some new floor tiles for our back lobby floor. We set out originally to buy some that were similar to the kitchen as the two areas lead on to each other. Then we decided that a darker colour would be better and looked at some that were a slate effect. The price though was very high. We kept looking and found some that are a wood plank effect. They are very effective and will, we hope, look really good in the area we want to put them.
On Sunday morning we woke to snow. Brrr!!! Not a lot of snow I admit but as we rarely get snow - just once last winter - it is our snow so I have to photograph it and share it with you!
It is a bit of a change from the sunny photos that I shared with you yesterday - which were taken on Friday - very cold and grey indeed.
As it was a day for staying inside we got cracking on the back lobby. There are 5 doors, yes, 5! So to try and reduce the confusion of doors and to make a bit more space we have removed the one that goes to the laundry area. You can see the gap that is left on the right and what the door looked like on the left - that one is staying, we don't want an open air bathroom!
As we do more I will update you. Then we started on a clear out and tidy up. Hubby found these pieces of log which he had sanded and polished for me. I am waiting for him to put some felt on the bottoms so that I can use them as bases for some of my domes.
We have also cleared out a lot of "stuff". Hubby has said that he has realised that we cannot keep holding on to things and that we need to have things that we love - as in William Morris's quote about having only useful and beautiful things - as opposed to "stuff" that has accumulated for one reason or another.
So old mugs, glasses, kitchen stuff and general "stuff" is bagged up and waiting to be taken to the charity shop. Oh, and yes, that is a chicken that you can see. We have made room in cupboards, and can now actually get things in and out without having to remove loads of things to get to what you want. There is more to do, but we are on a roll!
In my tidying up I did make one odd discovery though. I can totally see why I have a packet of polenta, I use it when I make corn muffins, but why do I have a packet of semolina... I don't use it, I cannot imagine why I ever bought it. I think that I must have mistaken it for the polenta when I was shopping. Semolina anyone...
I will leave you with another photo of my beautiful daffodils which have come out even more now. Aren't they lovely. Some real cheer while it is cold and grey. You can see also in the background that the snow is all gone now. Didn't say for long!
I hope that you had a good weekend and enjoyed whatever you were up to.
Today I am linking with Karen at Pumpkin Sunrise to share my weekend, and with Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday. Please go and visit both ladies and see some other lovely posts if you have time.