A warm welcome to Hannah Collier who has joined this Motley Crew, it is good to have you with us.
I have really pushed the boat out today. For months I have been debating as to when to replace my sofa, not whether definitely when. Well today was the day, several months ago I found a sofa that I really liked, solid looking but yielding enough to be comfortable without the feeling of sinking into a big marshmallow. It was perfect except that it was black and £gulp, today while idling some time away with a cup of tea I had a little look online and WOO there was my sofa BUT it was a Deep Chestnut Brown and even better it had been reduced by 50%. I smelled a rat and looked elsewhere, in Black it is still £gulp and the brown is last years colour! Do I care? ooh no. I made a phone call and asked about a matching footstool, the very nice man told me that it was an end of line clearance as that colour would not be repeated, so no footstool. I hummed and haahed and he offered 10% off plus free delivery I pounced. I do not want it until after Christmas, there will be a procession of peeps, children and assorted dogs through here and my new sofa is not going to get that in its first few days.
Happy happy and as the painting is well underway I am off tomorrow to look at rugs. It's good to save and it's magic to be able to score a bargain because you have saved.
I had an incident yesterday that drove me to get rid of a heap of "stuff", it involved an over full cupboard and bare toes, lots of hopping and a few choice words and 2 ice packs. The stuff has gone most of it had not seen the light of day for over a year.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. The light at the end of the decorating tunnel, first stage is in sight.
2. Ben has had 2 good runs with Greg today and is snoring gently on my feet.
3. We have had sunshine all day.
4. I am being chauffeured out tomorrow, rug shopping.
5. A big pot of Chili is scenting the kitchen.
To celebrate my buy I have been playing in the kitchen, sausage rolls, apple pie and crumble and a tray of Brownies ,oops, 1 for me and the rest for next door.
I am going to clear the decks and settle down with some hand sewing.