Mastering The Machine

Here at the Pebbledashed Pad we recently decided that every good home needs a coffee machine. Or rather S, as Technology and Finance Director, did and it’s a move I fully endorse. Coffee is very much a part of our morning ritual but admittedly the look and feel of that ritual has changed somewhat in…

Out Of Stock: Wk 37 – Day Five.

Our alarm clock woke late with a call for milk and biscuits, sending last Saturday morning into delighted but bemused chaos. “That’s the best sleep I’ve had in ages” said a bare chested S as he made coffee and rounds of toast. A pyjama-ed me replied in the affinitive. Though with friends arriving in two…

The Right Light: Wk 36 – Day Five

You might have guessed from my last post that I’m becoming increasingly keen to put sandpaper and paintbrushes away and start dressing the place instead with the lovely stuff…pictures, vases, flowers, curtains…..lights. So after a sodden trip to the park where O and I lapped our way around a damply vacant tennis court…me chasing him…

Fifty Frames Of Grey: Week 35 – Day Six

‘I’m not sure S was expecting quite this much grey….’ I mused to myself as my eye journeyed down the grey carpet runner to meet grey and white patterned tiles at the bottom of the stairs accented by the Down Piped architraves and front door. Admittedly its a favourite shade of mine but it featured…

Back with a Bump: Wk 35 – Day One

Our little family – tanned, relaxed and sporting sand in our shoes and, to the washing machine’s dismay, stones in our pockets (well…a certain someone’s) – touched down on Sunday afternoon with a bump to delighted cries from O of “Again!” For perhaps the first time since embarking on our refurb we were looking forward…

The Holiday: Wk 33 – Day who’s counting?

This week we are: Rapidly running out of sun cream..a heat wave is about to strike we are told Wondering why Walkers don’t bin the rank smelling cheese and onion (to be banned, in my opinion, on all forms of public transport) and try oregano or paprika instead…..delicious Marvelling at a bloke walking confidently into…

Out Of Office: Wk 32 – Day 5

As we pack frantically for our holidays…. Its a 5am start tomorrow and we’ve upteen things left to do….I’ve been warned there’s no wifi….so its with a touch of disappointment that I say that posts may be, for this next fortnight, thin on the ground. Probably a good thing considering my early hours posting habit…..…

Holding My Nerve: Wk 32 – Day Four

8.30 am…my phone buzzed. “This is not a good start” hello-ed the Child Catcher, “Im going to be late. I promised my son I’d take him to the airport and I’m now stuck on the M25.” “That’s fine…don’t worry” I reassured, “we are in no rush.” We were in a rush. We had holiday purchasing…