Thursday, 30 June 2016

Hello :) An Update

Hello :) I've been wanting to check in for a while. It's been really busy this end. Here's whats been happening....

We've finally had the outside of our house done after a Lot of negotiating with our neighbour, new roof, beams etc, replacement fascias, guttering, repairs to outside and repainted, new gate plus s few other outside jobs. It so desperately needed to be repaired, I'm so pleased it's been done, it looks like a new house! It cost thousands and we had to hold our mortgage payments to pay for our half. But it was absolutely worth it. I'm so relieved it's done, scaffolding came down Friday.

We have joined a WW2 re-enactment group and have done our first shows this year. I represent the womens home front and dh is a soldier. We're really enjoying it and have made some good friends. Dh even got me a crash course beginners swing dance weekend lesson over 2 days. We did it together and it was brilliant.

I bought  a 1980 folding Raleigh bicycle. I call her Betsy and we have been all over the county!

At the same time as our roof was being done our car died. We had ploughed so much money into it we felt like we were throwing good money after bad so called it a day. A friend sold is an old run - around so tide us over until we get ourselves sorted.
 
I am pretty exhausted at the moment. I've been covering for people on holiday at work. I did 57 hours last week and am doing 52 this week :/

Dh may have a partially ruptured disc in his back and is waiting to see a specialist :/

I have next week off and Dh and I are spending a couple of nights in a vintage wagon as a short holiday. We're looking forward to it. I am feeling very run down so am taking some good books with me to do not a lot except relax and do some good walks. No phone, no wifi and no electric I don't think. I'm pretty sure it's off grid!
Right,  I'm off to bed. Will post soon. Xx

A Purse I made from a bag for life, a zip from dh's
Old jeans and some wool
Betsy :)