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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Wales visit

We have just come back from two days at our cottage in Wales, the weather was beautiful and the drive over there never ceases to take my breath away when I see the views and countryside

Hang gliders enjoying the sunshine....don't think I will be trying this activity

This is taken from the new by-pass running parallel to our road which used to be busy until the new road was built

This is our road, the cottage is down around that bend

I got some more painting done in the main bedroom, the whole cottage was painted in two colours, creamy pink walls and mushroomy pink woodwork. We are painting the whole place in white but it is taking a while to cover those old colours, this ceiling was already painted which made it a bit easier than painting over the pine tongue and groove that was there originally. The windows took a bit of time but look good now they are white


This is the bathroom window that looks out of the side of the cottage, there was pine tongue and groove on two walls and ceiling which I painted white and now looks so much better

A local carpenter came and fitted the new stable door which opens into the boot room, he also delivered a trailer full of logs for the log burner..... 

And then helped my hubby fit this oak mantle over the fire was far too heavy for me to hold up!

Hubby put up some more wall cupboards and shelves in the kitchen, plumbed in the washing machine and put up a few tiles to see what they will look like

He also put down some oak flooring in the back bedroom, we bought a single bed with another one underneath so plenty of beds for guests to visit 


We then hung up our ladders and headed back home for hubby to finish his sermon prep for church today...very tired but also very satisfied that we managed to get so much work done :)


Needled Mom said...

It looks like it is a charming retreat for both of you. Tired, but satisfied!!!

Amy at love made my home said...

It is amazing how much difference a coat of paint can make isn't it, everything seems brighter and fresher and so much nicer somehow! Glad that you had a god time away, it looks as though you have accomplished a lot! xx

the linen cloud said...

It looks wonderful ... Bee xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Lindsey, Thank you so much for visiting Blackberry Lane. Wonderful to meet you and visit your blog; I am now following along. What a charming cottage. The windows and views are magnificent. I look forward to seeing the changes from all your hard work. God bless your day!
Mildred in Georgia

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your cottage is so clean and fresh looking, absolutely charming in every way! Enjoy~

Just a little something from Judy said...

So charming! So cozy! The views you have and those deep window sills are beautiful! I am looking forward to each change you two make, and I appreciate that you are sharing them with us.