Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Pictures, but still no internet.

We still have no internet at the new place, but Tony has looked into it, soon he tells me, soon.
Meanwhile, I get to use the internet at Steven and Lees place, while I wait for the washing machine, we don't have one of those either, so we pop back every couple of days with a basket full!
Today I zipped around with the camera, so you can see my still somewhat bare new place.
The most important room first.
This will be my den! Plenty of room for cutting and work tables in here. Not to mention all my sewing machines and other goodies. I will possibly have to invest in a book case, we'll see how things look once our container arrives.
 Next view, my kitchen, my lovely, lovely kitchen. I love it.
I love the light, I love the space.
 So big and airy after the last one!
And from the other end. Tony jokes that I could fit a body in the fridge!
The pantry is huge, we could have a party in there! :-)
The master bedroom, with built in wardrobes. 
And our previously owned, but very beautiful solid Remu bed frame.
We have bedside chests coming, but meanwhile we have bedside chairs! And my smalls drawer is a shoe box in the wardrobe! You can't see it here, but there are two huge picture windows in this room.
Joes room is marginally smaller, but has much more storage, you can only see about half of the cupboards in this image!
Joe also has a previously loved Remu bed head.
The dining and sitting area is open plan off the kitchen, which I like.
For the time being we have the patio table from Tonys parents place, our own big table will be here soon.
We now also have a TV on load from Tonys sister Lisa, along with a DVD player and a pile of movies to keep us busy. :-)
 The laundry, with no washer or dryer, is behind the kitchen, and the littelest room is right at the far end of the laundry!
I could almost swim in that bath, it's long, wide and deep!
I've been into work twice now. On Monday I did three hours of orientation and met some colleagues. Today I went in to meet some more colleagues and have a play with some of the systems.
I start my first shift at 05.15 on Friday.
We got a letter from the Isle of Man tax department. They owe us £2,100. ish!
Mums house is sold, subject to all the legal beagle stuff!
Life is good.

Monday, 7 April 2014

No Internet!

We moved into our new place over the weekend and currently have no internet.
I'll post when I can and normal sporadic service will resume once internet is sorted at home.
Oh! And, I started my job today.
My head is all bettered, from taking in so much information!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014


Today is a 'meh' day! 
The weather is meh.
I'm feeling meh.
So I'll be here if you need me...
Snuggled under my not meh crochet project.
It's very heavy and very warm.
I'm currently using a soft caramel shade.
I just took a phone call!
I've been offered a job!
I feel kind of meh about that too.
Not something I REALLY want to do, but, it's a job.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Yarn finds.

I went out in search of Op shops and reclaimed yarn yesterday, and came home with treasure.
The above selection came from the Red Cross shop, lovely browns and some grey marl. Plus one tiny ball of cream.
 In the lower picture you see what I found on my return to the Sally shop along the road here.
Some more lovely grey , more cream and along the bottom of the image, three tiny balls of dark bottle green.
So a couple more colours to add to my growing blanket. I really must take a look at the settings on the camera, everything is coming out all washed up!
I have to say, all of the yarns in this project have come from Op shops, my own yarn stash is currently sailing the high seas, somewhere between the Isle of Man and here in NZ. It is expected to arrive in Christchurch around 4th May.
I've continued with my almost daily walks in the scenic park here on our door step and have to say that I am still enjoying them. There are more leaves falling from the trees each day, there are also more and more toadstools popping up,( I should try to remember to take the camera in again.) There are also still plenty of butterflies around and the weather is still beautifully warm. I'm having to be careful not to overcook myself. Great for drying washing though! 
Till next time.