If you look closely at my bedside table you will see my 'new' one. Yes, I have found another Mary statue and I'm thrilled with the new addition to our home. I bought her from Niki of Nostalgia the other week and knew I had to have her. Niki finds such great things.
I gaze at her when I should really be sleeping, but can you blame me.
Well the floor painting is finally finished though I have the upstairs bannister's to do after I finish sanding and varnishing our kitchen worktops. Phew! We had our kitchen done approx 3 or 4 years ago with real beech worktops which I treated with Danish Oil every few weeks and religiously dried after use. I really love them but despite all my TLC over the years they have warped and, in certain places, got really black and yucky with water damage. I'm so disappointed and cannot stand the unsightliness of it any longer so have decided to sand off what I can and varnish it so it will have better protection. I'll show you when I've finished and hopefully it will be an improvement - well anything will be really!
So it has really been a fortnight of DIY for me and not much else - but the floors are looking wonderful. There hasn't been much time for reading the papers but today I got a wonderful surprise when I peeped into the Sunday Times to see if it was worth buying...it was..I found an article about Cath which I made everyone read
and pointed out the part where Cath mentions that her partner Hugh, 'is very supportive, putting up with me as I disappear to car-boot sales instead of making Sunday lunch.' Mmm, Cath and I sound very similar - so similar we must be sisters and need to be reunited straight away! The article was originally in the October UK Vogue and if anyone has it I would really love to see it as I have tried in vain to find it. I just love the smiley photo of her which probably will make its way to the fridge to join my shrine. I also found an article on India Knight's new bookThe Thrift Book - How to Live Well and Spend Less which I'm yet to read but it looks promising. So that is that for today - can you guess what I'll do tomorrow...it has something to do with Christmas and magazines! It surely is the greatest time of the year, isn't it!?