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Thursday, 31 December 2015

One year ends and another begins

A long time ago soon after we moved here back at the end of 2008 we fitted a new light fitting in the bathroom to replace the horrid fluorescent one that was over the mirror.  This left a patch of bare wall being smaller than the one we removed and it obviously needed painting along with the patch by the wash basin where we removed the tacky brass toothmug holder we didn't care for.  Well you know how it is with these jobs they just never seem to get done and so having the Christmas period to ourselves would I thought be an ideal opportunity to get it done as the paint had been in the garage waiting for ages.  The walls behind and at the ends of the bath are tiled to the ceiling and there is a long splashback behind the basin too so I thought it wouldn't take me long to do the job forgetting that in a bathroom there are various immoveable things like the toilet and the piping etc all in difficult to reach corners!  It pays to be agile and supple to do this sort of job.

But it is done now and I am pleased with the result and with the newly painted shelves too.  I was limited to the colours I could use by the tiling which isn't quite as it looks in the photos but is a warmer beige colour with border tiles in greens and apricot colours,  So my new year will start with a job ticked of the "to do" list - always a good feeling even if my legs do ache from all that bending and clambering up and down the steps!

I wish all my readers a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year and here's hoping that peaceful solutions to the problems which seem to have beset our world in 2015 will be found, that our beautiful earth will not be further destroyed in the name of progress.


I leave you with a couple of book recommendations - The Penguin Lessons a lovely story about aa rescued penguin by Tom Michell  and That's Not English by Erin Moore which would appeal to American and English readers and which I am finding amusing as well as explaining why we are so different even though we supposedly speak the same language!


17 comments:

  1. Lovely bathroom! I sure enjoy your blog, from reading about the traveling adventures to what's happening in your life. Have a Happy New Year! Judy

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  2. Happy New Year Jane! Yes. It is good to get jobs off the 'to do' list done! x

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  3. Ticking a project off the list is a great beginning to a new year. Wishing you much joy in 2016.

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  4. Well done! A job ticked off the list is always a good feeling. I do like your shelves.
    Wishing you a peaceful New Year.

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  5. A great start to the new year Jane, hope you and David have a great one !

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  6. Lovely bathroom, would you like to come and do mine?
    Happy New Year
    Julie xxxxxx

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  7. I painted my bathroom when I moved in, 22 years ago, if it ever gets done again, it won't be by me!

    Here is to hope for the future.

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  8. It's good to get jobs done how ever long it takes! Happy New Year to you.

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  9. Love that first picture, such a pretty vase. Hope your inspiration will rub off on me and make me repaint our living room this spring!

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  10. Your completed project looks great from where I sit! Happy New Year to you also Jane.

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  11. Very happy new year, and may all your projects be as well-ticked.

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  12. Well done, I always find a spot of decorating very satisfying- yours looks great!

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  13. Have a wonderful New Year, Jane!

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  14. Jane, I know that feeling only too well about jobs that need doing but just slip off the bottom of the 'to do' list. The bathroom looks lovely and now you have a fully functioning boiler, it must be WARM too! I must search out the penguin book. Have not heard of it and it might be my cup of tea. I'm in the middle of The Gap of Time by Jeannette Winterson, Hogarth Press re-workings of Shakespeare. Very good. I'd recommend back to you!

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  15. We had a few days during Christmas week before the World Traveller left for assorted parts of Europe and a List Was Made. Very satisfying it was too, the ticking off! I must look for that book, as a Brit in Michigan sometimes I struggle with the language 😀

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  16. Oh yes, we have a few jobs like that in our house too! I hardly notice them now - must be losing my edge, but there's only so much nagging I can do :) Happy New Year x

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