We have moved!

Sorry it has taken me sooo long to get back to you all my dear readers,

We finally moved into our new home 2 weeks ago and there has been a lot of unpacking and repainting and cleaning and all sorts going on. We only got our internet installed last Friday so I have been using my phone data sparingly.

I am anticipating a lot of room update blogs in the near future. I also want to do a blog post about moving Jack (our cat) as he was so well behaved and he has adjusted so well!

Hopefully I will be back in full swing of things soon.

Peace and Love

Announcing a brief break

I just want to let you all know that I haven’t forgotten about my blog at all! And I definitely plan on continuing blogging. However we are in the process of trying to sell our house and buy a new one which goes with out saying, is very very stressful. I’ve gotten to the point where I am struggling to take in the information that I read, let alone try and analyse it and say something intelligible.

Here are my pretty socks that I am stress knitting at the moment.

Peace and love


Bathroom update 01

Dear Readers,

This week we started doing up our bathroom. This has proven to be a bit of a pain as it is our only bathroom! We started with the ceilings. The previous owner did not use proper bathroom paints and so even though we mostly keep the window open there was beginning to he mildew marks on the ceiling. This is also an issue because the ceiling is really low compared to some houses.

The previous owner also did not check the watts requirement for the sort of lights they installed so the paint bubbled on the mdf around the downlighters. So that needed extra sanding.

The ceiling had strips of MDF interspaced with plastic mirror strips but we decided to paint over those as well. So I sanded them too inorder to give a grip surface for the paint.

Ceiling before, with the mildew stains and the mirror strips
Ceiling after sanding

It took me the better part of the day to sand the ceiling and the architraves around the door. I had to keep taking breaks as the blood would run out of my hands from sanding above my head. I did have a sanding block though so that made it a little easier.

Ceiling after one coat
2 coats
Final 3 coats

The painting took quite a while as the special bathroom paint required 6 hours between coats! That meant that it took us 3 days before the bathroom was fully functional again. The final coat also had to be left for 24 hours before fully dry!!

But we are much happier with the ceiling now and hopefully it will be more mildew resistant. In terms of the bathroom we still need to finish painting the door and the architraves but we were having visitors this weekend and we didn’t think having the only bathroom doorless was very hospitable 😂

On Friday My hands were soooo sore from sanding that I couldn’t knit 😢 but my hands are feeling better today (Sunday)

Jack has been an adorable little nonsense as usual
Playing with his mouse toy

Hope that you all have been keeping well!

Peace and love Ellie Xoxo