Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Farewell August

Wow August over already! The summer holidays come and go far too quickly, I'm not sure I'm ready for September, a return to the early alarm wake ups and back to the school run! 


August has been a month full of celebrations - our 20th Wedding Anniversary, Sam's 14th birthday, Sophie's GCSE results! We've pretty much spent the summer at home, doing projects around the house, Sophie has been busy doing NCS all month and Sam has pretty much been on his computer! Had a lovely catch up with an old school friend, bought new sofa's, become a redhead...


To end the month, had a lovely coffee and catch up with my sister and niece today - they are all growing up way too quickly. I'm sure Sam has grown another couple of inches this summer.


Once the kids go back to school, I'm turning my attention to the sitting room. We've had the gas fire taken out, Jeff knocked out the old fireplace and we've reused the floor boards of the old summer house to clad the chimney breast. We intend to use the same tiles as in the kitchen across the front and lay a wooden floor, which I'll paint. In a couple of weeks, new doors/windows will be put in and so I now have the joy of.......


.....more wallpaper stripping! 
Then filling, sanding, washing down and finally painting the room. New sofa's are arriving early November, so it should all be finished in time for Christmas! September is going to get off to a busy start!

5 comments:

Christina said...

Your hair looks fabulous!!

Mair Dyer said...

You rock the red, lounge will be fab !

Mair Dyer said...

You rock the red, lounge will be fab !

Angel Jem said...

What fun you will have doing it all! I can't believe it's September already. And I'm so not ready for the earlier starts of school days!

Sheila said...

I cant believe how fast this year is going. Your chimney looks amazing, can't wait to see it all done.