Thursday, 2 July 2015
Where has this week gone?
I have been working flat out, though we did have yesterday morning off to meet up with a friend down in Narberth. We had a cup of pretend Earl Grey tea and a wander round the antiques place there, and then I came back and concentrated on front of house - once it stopped raining - and cleared the gutter, and then scrubbed the outside, and all the paintwork. Have some touching up of paint to do in the porch today, and if I can find the exterior paint, doing the stone windowledges to make them more presentable.
I managed 3 barrowloads of detritis from the stoney side of the garden, which was so overgrown I expected Tarzan to appear any minute!
Earlier in the week I began the mammoth task of polishing a lovely old beaten copper gallon measure which we had bought at the weekend. It was dark with dirt and verdigris and took about 3 hours polishing to restore it. My right hand is still complaining!
Part of the way through - how it looked before I started on that side. Boy did it take some shifting. TBH, I like it a lot and may just keep this and put my huge Victorian copper pans up for sale instead, but for the moment it will have an airing in the Unit and we will see if I am meant to keep it.
Right, this won't do. I have SO MUCH work here and I have lingered on the computer for far too long already, and I haven't even got the excuse of eating my breakfast, as I've now done that!
Nearly forgot - this heavy vintage enamelled pan came home with me from Malvern. It cost me £6 and is actually a deeper jade green than this, but the flash isn't very accurate for colours. It will be used and enjoyed, but is currently on top of the fridge-freezer with a similarly coloured bread bin which has seen better days but still can at least be decorative.