On Sunday I went for a nosey around EGD and her partner's (EGDB) new home-to-be. At the moment it's little more than a building site. The house is being completely renovated by the landlords who, bless them, are including the young couple in decisions re. colour, type of fitments etc. It looks exactly like "Homes under the Hammer" between the buying and the reveal..
We measured all the windows and they decided on curtains or blinds and an idea of colour. The colour palette is mostly creams and beige ( or taupe if you like!) with splashes of cerise, blue and purple. So off home we go with our measurements and they set off again to Dunhelm Mill with YD to buy material. A couple of minutes later ED arrived with a pair of lined cream curtains from her stash. We measured them and they were exactly the right size for the back bedroom. So we phoned EGD with this news.
Less than an hour later the shoppers returned with their BARGAINS !!! Uber-Frugeller, EGDB had foraged and sprockled through the bargain basket and found these little beauties ! Ready Made curtains for the main bedroom and the Lounge for £9-74 the lot !!!!
So with the curtains from ED and some oatmeal calico curtains that I have found that fit the dining room/ conservatory, all they need to buy now are the blinds for the bathroom and the kitchen. Hurrah ! What a frugal day !
As a HUGE bonus YD doesn't have to make the curtains, which gives us more time to give a little help with the jungle (garden).
Thought you might like to see our paddock on a lovely sunny day. You can only just make out the lambs at the bottom,near the river, they are still so small. Clearly those little scraps will not eat all that grass and the dandelions, though beautiful and liked by the bees will soon blow and send "clocks" all over ours and our neighbours gardens, it will also be too long for sheep to eat soon, so D will have to cut it.Typically, he will have to leave the important job of the new fox-proof chicken house for the important job of topping the paddock! hey ho such is smallholding! It does look nice though doesn't it?
Still lots of broody hens and new chicks all over the place here. Will post some pictures soon.
Just had the TV on and see that there has been a huge tornado in Oklahoma, with nearly a hundred dead. How dreadful!, my thoughts go out to my American friends.
Keep safe everyone.
Welcome Ellie, nice to see you here.