Good afternoon and what a beautiful afternoon it is, It feels like Spring even though there is a chill in the breeze, but the sky is so blue today in Sydney and these daffodils are so colourful and bright, making our bedroom all beautiful especially with the sunshine streaming in.
We had a lovely weekend, lots of time as a family together, going for walks and mooching around, friends popping in for coffee and others coming over on Saturday for dinner. I wandered up to Rozelle markets yesterday and found this lovely cast iron bird bell for $10. I'd gone without my wallet, yes I know crazy, what was I thinking, but the lady said she'd mind it for me so I raced home and back and am now very happy to have this. I love a thrifty find.
I finished a lovely hall cabinet on the weekend. It's painted in Annie Sloan Pure White with lots of distressing for a country shabby chic look. It's a heavy piece and very well made. The shape is gorgeous and I added some mouldings to the backing board for extra interest.
It originally had bright brass handles that I really didn't like so I bought these lovely nickel handles and knobs for it. I think they look beautiful. I did have to buy new screws though and the screws that came with the handles were so nasty. I spent an hour trying to put on the two handles and kept stripping the flat head screws. In the end I went and bought some good quality screws and it took just minutes to get the handles on. What a waste of time.
This piece offers wonderful storage with two drawers and two shelves inside the cupboard. The dimensions are 110cm wide, 48cm deep and 86cm from floor to bench top. The backing board is another 23-24cm on top of the bench top.
and of course I had my trusty photo-bombing dog by my side. He thinks he's very photogenic! Our friends have just bought Charlie's younger brother and will be bringing him home in about a month. We are all very excited especially as about a month after they get him, they are going away for a few weeks and we will be minding him. I am not sure what Charlie will think of a puppy in the house but I certainly will be happy.
I've just had lunch and a catch up with my sister as it's a year since our mum died today. It certainly doesn't seem a year has passed. I still have several voice messages from her on our home phone and I'm going to have to work out how to record them onto a safer medium. I love still being able to hear her voice occasionally. Bit weird I know. I also haven't been able to delete her number from my phone's "favourites". Her phone of course has been disconnected for ages but deleting her number just seems all too final. Gosh it all sounds morbid and as though I'm wallowing. Really I've been good but it's just hard to let go of a few things. Perhaps this coming year.
Anyway time to walk up to school and get the kids. A nice afternoon for the park I think.
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