Back to work today. I think it is fair to say that I am not impressed by this prospect. I had such a nice time off work, what with spending time at the seaside and then also completing a major task – namely redecorating my living room. I also got my car repaired and it is running really nicely now, bought some more shelves for my living room, got my boiler and burglar alarm serviced, got my hair cut and went to the dentist. I probably did more than that, but can’t now remember. It was a busy time.
Anyway, as promised, here are some photos. The room started off like this, which was nice enough, but was a getting a bit tired and rough around the edges (particularly after having the fireplace put in):
Then I painted it all white, including repainting the ceiling (hence the tall ladder):
Then I put some colour on and it turned out like this:
G did put a mug on the window sill on Saturday, which damaged the paintwork, so I whipped out my paintbrush yesterday and fixed that. I will fill the bookcase on the right shortly (mum has been itching for me to take various books from home). I also plan to replace the lampshade (whihc was left by the previous owner) and put a mirror above the fireplace and another couple of pictures on the wall, but beyond that it’s done. A pretty successful week’s work, I reckon.
My next task is to find a surveyor to try and buy the freehold for where I live (incidentally, if you happen to know a good surveyor in the London area then I’d be interested to hear about them). This home ownership thing keeps me busy. But now it’s off to work to pay for it all.