I'm sitting here actually looking for a beginning, I have one eye on my pan of milk, I am making my home-spun latte drink, my favourite and far better than going out and buying one everyday, which I used to do! and now I save myself a tidy sum every month. I buy the little Starbucks sachets and only use half, so even though it may not be the cheapest, and I am not a really strong caffine drinker, it does the job. I spend the rest of the day drinking tea. It's amazing how much tea can be drunk. One day soon hopefully I will start up on the herbals again and become reformed.......!
Okay all whisked and frothed now and and a silhouette picture of an oak tree on the common for you to see. So I will drink this while I tell you what I've been up to.
Do you ever have weeks when you chatting away in your head, different blog posts running around, but not actually managing to get them out! oh, my spell checker doesn't like the word blog? ha perhaps it's not a real word!! not a very up to date spell checker, that's all I can say......
Anyway.......this week I have been decorating. My living room is quite a dark room, no actual sun comes in here and in the spirit of brightening it up I have been brandishing white paint around. I am on day 6 I think. God it's hard to stay motivated. I'm covering darker colours so it's been 3 layers of painting and all the bits that go with it. Actually I have one more wall to go, which I'm supposed to be doing now.....,
White paint, let me tell you, it changes everything! I have learn't a lot doing this, it makes you re-consider everything, which suddenly comes into the foreground. Whereas before with my earthy colours so much was able to be over-looked and blended in.
I question whether I have done to right thing, especially at the beginning of Autumn..... I'm feeling very Scandinavian or perhaps I will go bright and eclectic, or maybe both!! Throws will have to be changed, warm colours need to be added. A lot of bits and bobs simply don't fit any more. I may have to add a mocha/latte colour wall at one end! suddenly I'm thinking about corals and dark grey..... I thrifted the most amazing cream/beige crochet table cloth this morning, with a most spectacular border and a beautiful silver candle stick. Maybe it will all fit.
I wonder, you know, why now?.......I blame all the gorgeous blog reading myself!!........It's funny when you decide you want to do something and spend hours agonising over it and then do it anyway and wonder why it was so important to do it..... fresh feels good and it's something new to create with. I have spent a lot of time reading Homespun style, which I love. The white works so well with all the floral goodness there, but perhaps it does have more of a summer feel to it.
So the challenge now is to work it up to cosy. Some beautiful woollen rugs and lots of crochet. It's also a nice backdrop to photo my crochet against. Which really is probably the real reason I did it! sorry to sound like a women obsessed! I know some of you will understand. I should probably get my self out in the garden and give it some attention instead, but you know a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!
I've just remembered I was supposed to be posting about my recent inspiring lady, oh well, next time! for sure and I will show you pictures of the room soon, promise. x