If saying it with flowers works, then my message was "love my house" (with "buy my house" in parenthesis!) When I had (FINALLY) got everything looking as I wanted it to look (with apologies for the weeds in the veg plot - I ran out of time there.) I allowed myself to wander round the garden with the secateurs, chosing some flowers to make the house homely. The jug I bought from a stall in Hay market - absolutely perfect for flowers.
A lesser posy in the kitchen. The yellow flowers are Elecampane, the roots of which are used for treating chest complaints (if my memory serves me well).
Another small posy down in mum's flat, which they loved. They remarked on the lovely antiques making the house look right. Hah - half of the things down here have a price tag on!
The yew table, centre, definitely ISN'T for sale. The smaller one with the posy on is also solid yew, and was at the Botanic Gardens last weekend, but scarcely anyone looked at it. As you can see from the light anomaly by the curtains, it was VERY bright and hot outside.
Looking up the room the other way. I have redecorated down here and the pale green is just right.
So, we shall see. I am having tomorrow OFF!! I did about 4 1/2 hours' frantic gardening on Monday. A 12 hour stint of housework and touching up paintwork yesterday. 8 hours today, some gardening, but started off with baking Apple Gingerbread cakes, and did some tidying in the garden too, as well as pushing the vacuum about and dusting. I think I have earned a rest.
I am not allowing to get myself excited - we have had several time wasters in the past. These folk aren't, but if I don't get my hopes up then they won't be dashed again. We have earmarked two properties in Herefordshire which would fit the bill, but won't dash off to view them. We used to try and view a couple each year, just in case anything did happen and we had to move fast. I have my sensible head on now and we will just have a day out somewhere. I desperately want to go to Oxford (Museums) but it will be a loooooooooong day - £167 miles each way. Perhaps we can manage a night away?