Sunday, September 11, 2011
Got 3 knickknacks yesterday for the lounge in Uxbridge all in deep red to echo the deep red on the chimney breast/fireplace…………..
An unusual shape vase www.next.co.uk/g924186s3#733950g92
I’m going back for a second one as I think 2 together will add more impact.
And a shallow dish similar to this in NEXT
The pictures don’t do them justice!
I thought DH would wince at them and I wanted to see them in place (our tastes differ so much) so checked with the shop assistant that I could take them back if not liked and yes no probs.
But he loves them…….well blow me down with a feather, that’s a first!!!!
I quickly ran another coat of paint over the wall beneath the kitchen window (aubergine) this morning while waiting for DH to surface as it had become a little scuffed when we moved the lounge cabinets back into the lounge from the kitchen having decorated in there. I cursed DH when he did it... So it’s perfeck again in there.
Note to self must take a pic for MIL in Canada; she’ll never get to see her son’s handiwork otherwise.
Today F1 racing is on in Italy ( as it was yesterday hence the knickknack purchases in Uxbridge) and so to avoid that I got my 30 mins on the bike done b4 brekkie, showered and went for a walk in the park. I always have my Ipod on and try to walk to the rhythm of the upbeat music so by the time I get home I’ve at least felt a little sweaty (sorry should have said “glowing”; LADIES glow men sweat LOL) have a shower and get either lunch or dinner ready. Yeah …sorry but this ole chicken is getting set in her ways.
It was lovely just to walk and take in the changing season.
The grounds men have been at work; the grass paths around Cranford Park and those that cross through it have all been neatly mown and the trees at the far end of the park, where there is narrow road leading to the motorway, have all had their undersides trimmed so they form a parallel line with the fences either side of the road.
The grasses either side of the paths are now creamy white and up to my shoulder in some places and seeding. Wild flowers are browning although the dandelions seem to be flourishing.
Some trees were turning brown and orange in places while others where turning silver and caught the sunlight. No sign of any conkers as yet!
The stream was high with leaves and twigs being carried down it. I love the sound of the stream flowing and always stop to take that in…….so relaxing standing on the bridge looking down at the water
The cricket pitches have been mowed horizontally and vertically creating a visible pattern and the stumps have been removed.
The children’s swing park is lined with recycled rubber tyres shredded in to small pieces and some had escaped on the grass outside its boundary…probably blown by the wind.
I greeted some people with their dogs and watched as they chased after twigs and retrieved them for their owners
I touched the far fence (I said I was a creature of habit LOL) and as I rounded the central woodland I noticed they’ve installed a new iron frame wooden slatted bench, I expect some local has donated it like they did the one at the other end of the park.
No model aeroplane enthusiasts today…WAY too windy so I took the longer route back to the park entrance and someone had got to the blackberry bushes b4 me…all gone bar 2 or 3.
So now I’m home and F1 is still on, I’ve showered as I was “glowing” and although it’s windy out our garden is a sun trap so I’ll get lunch shortly and spend some time out there, til it’s time to phone our friends in Norfolk for a catch up.
A perfeck Sunday.