Aye up me ducks, I'm a bit late tonight due to me doing some ironing, yes you heard right, I actually switched the iron on. Needed to iron these curtains which I washed today. It was a lovely sunny morning so I thought I would do some spring cleaning, I took the curtains down in the living room and proceeded to clean the windows.
Then I decided to move some wooden shelving which is full of crafty materials, to the spare room upstairs, because I am fed up of looking at it. Then I had to get the Dyson out because I found a load of dead flies on the carpet underneath the sideboard. Must have dropped off the window sill.
The back window in the living room is the only wooden framed single glazed window in the house. Don't know why the previous owners didn't replace that one when they had all the others changed. Anyway, the frame looked as if it could do with a lick of paint so I had a look in the shed and lo and behold I found a part used tin of white gloss, just the job. About two inches left in the bottom, that's if there is any at all under that thick skin on the top.
Oooh, yes there should be enough here, don't know how long I've had it, must be about ten years since I last did any painting. By the way, I didn't buy that copy of the Times newspaper, I erm borrowed it out of a recycling bin, ha ha.
The sunshine through the glass was making me quite hot. Looks like the outside could do with painting as well, another flippin job to do.
A friend gave me these orangey browny curtains, they were brand new. She had cut the bottoms off because they were too long, then she couldn't be bothered to hem them up. So I got a pair of brand new curtains for nothing. I just ran them through the machine along the bottoms.
Looking at the other windows in the street I noticed that everyone puts the lining to the outside. All the windows look the same, a bit boring I think. I decided to hang these with the best side on the outside, they are not lined. Brightens the windows up a bit.
The reason for my curtain day today is that it's time to get the extra sets of curtains down out of the cupboards, and hang two sets on one rail to give an extra thickness. It will help to keep the place warm. Here you can see I have hung the newly washed and ironed curtain back up, but this time have put it back to back with the other one, so the lining is sandwiched in the middle. That way it looks nice in the room, and the passers by get to see something different.
It looks as though I have someone coming to film me next week, something to do with a programme for Channel 4, not sure exactly what it's about. It's only for research at this stage, don't know if it will come to anything, should be interesting though. Might as well, could be fun.
Bye the way, I still don't like the new dashboard. Have you noticed that when you want to read the comments and click on them, they are never up to date. You click on the view blog and find there are actually more comments than is stated. It would be easy to miss some. It's a flippin pain.
Sleep tight, don't let the bugs bite, toodle pip.