Return of the bargeboard
We are largely over the shock of late last week. Those lovely folks at the bank have agreed to help us out, yet again. I don't forsee us having to see them for quite some time now - touch wood!
On the weekend my husband finished what I had started, which was painting the bargeboard (think that's what it's called) to go above our front stairs.
He then performed a death defying stunt by carrying it up a ladder and screwing it in place. Did a wonderful job too.
Do you like our beach towels drying, Bangkok style, over the railing. It's a great look isn't it!! We don't have a clothes line yet. Doing laundry for a family without a clothes line can be very tricky.
This is the bargeboard close up.
It would have probably been easier to get a new one, but we decided to fix up the original because it was more authentic ....and cheaper.
This Weldon's Fancy Dress for Children book is another gift from Euphemia. I found it when we first moved in but it was only today that I had a good look. It has beautiful illustrations inside, many of which I think I will frame and hang on the wall.
I was even thinking about colouring some of them with some water colours. Before anyone flips their lid, I've done this before, years ago when I worked in an antique print gallery. It can look very pretty, and these aren't exactly museum quality documents to start with.
I'm off to prep the dinner now. My retro food fest is showing no signs of slowing down. Tonight we are having Tuna Mornay in individual ramekins. Actually, it's salmon mornay because I can't eat tuna after seeing that documentary called Blood, Sweat and Takeaways, which shows graphically how tuna is processed. It's stomach churning.
I intend to show you what a scotch egg looks like once I cook them, but that probably won't be until Wednesday evening. Won't that be exciting!