Sometimes, although not very often, I wake up ready to take on the world. Hence me getting straight on with the job in my PJ's and housecoat. It was much easier than what we've had to do at Number 14 and took me 30 minutes tops.
I papered the stairs myself about 7 years ago so it's about time we had a change. I wasn't sure what paper I wanted but definitely something brighter.
I took Mum into Middleton to have a browse and I chose this. The birds are very much outside my comfort zone, the flowers are right up my street. Mum was very diplomatic and said "it's very you". When I showed Mark, he said "didn't you get stripes then"!
We're also having a new carpet laid. We've had squeaky boards on the landing for years, so while the bathroom floor was being re-done we got the landing fixed as well.
I also picked up 3 frames and Thomas' artwork (Mark's first cousin once removed - I had to look that up), is now on display. I still need a frame for the fabric design.
Really I think all of this is delay tactics for doing the kitchen at Number 14. Getting the wallpaper off doesn't bother me but those floor tiles are giving me nightmares. Every time we try to lift them they just crack into tiny pieces. I've researched how to get them up and it seems to be either painstakingly chipping away at them bit by bit or trying a hot iron to see if the glue will melt or we could use a power tool that I really fancy the look of but which Mark thinks might be dangerous in my hands. He's probably right, but I wouldn't half mind having a go.