The sum total:
3 bedrooms painted, +
3 desks, 2 bedsides, 2 mirrors restored and/or painted, +
1 bed, 2 shelf units, 1 wardrobe inner, 1 blind bought, assembled and fitted, +
2 cushions covers, 2 pairs of curtains, 1 doona sewn, =
1 woman cream crackered, 1 self diagnosis of tennis elbow (although the nearest I've ever been to Wimbledon is an over eating incident involving strawberries and cream), 1 terrifying moment when I thought I'd gone grey overnight, 1 lesson learnt...always wear a headscarf when painting the ceiling, 2 kg's lost (if you find them please don't return) and 1 incredible feeling of achievement!
The carpet is still to go down, furniture has to be moved and the final touches are needed but here are some 'before' photo's and I'll post the 'after' as they happen.
The addition to the household? An eleven year old Korean homestay student...I get a lump in my throat when I think about this. He arrives Thursday lunchtime, straight from the airport, a strange country, unknown family, alone with just a smattering of English and he's only eleven. I struggled when my eighteen year went to the Gold Coast for a week...how must his parents be feeling? Anyway, he has now got a cosy room that he'll share with Alf and I've picked the brain of my local Asian shopkeeper and stocked up on Korean treats.
This weeks list:
Read; Atonement. Hmmm, I have to say I enjoyed Enduring Love far more than I did this. In fact, I preferred the film version and that is the first time that's ever happened.
Watched; Breakfast on Pluto. Please watch this, it's fabulous. the costumes, the script, the lead actor... all amazing!
Found; Coastal Living online magazine. Beautiful photo's.
Ate; A Double Decker! This little piece of English chocolately heaven is now available in my local supermarket. Admittedly, a single bar costs as much as a frozen chicken but just the knowledge that this scrumptious treat is readily available has lifted my spirits enormously. When Twiglets arrive life will be complete.
Missed: Big man and little man very, very much...roll on Wednesday.