Project 365 2017 Week 4 Day 22 – 28. More painting and frosty mornings.
Sunday 22nd January – Day 22
Daddy P and Monkey headed to Alexandra Palace to look at a models exhibition. I decided to stay at home and crack on with the second coat of glossing on the staircase. I’m so pleased with the result. Carried on painting with the front door and other areas. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The boys had a good day out, and picked me up so we could have dinner at Brewers Fayre for a change. Much appreciated as I was shattered. Monkey even tried a few new things.
Monday 23rd January – Day 23
I had my smear test this morning and wanted to write a post about the importance of having cervical screening. Brewster thought it would be great fun to pounce on my hand whenever I tried to type anything.
Monkey loved the Haggis meatballs he tried at Beavers this evening, of course, he creates merry hell when I serve up haggis at home!
Tuesday 24th January – Day 24
It’s on days like this that I’m so relieved I don’t have to get behind the wheel of a car first thing in the morning. It was so foggy on the walk to and from school this morning. Another full of day of painting for me, who knew glossing doors could take so much time.
Wednesday 25th January – Day 25
Bought some radiator paint and then realised that I’d need to have the heating off for over 24 hours. That’s never going to happen with me at this time of year, so that part of the project is deferred until later in the year. I’d also bought a large tin of magnolia emulsion so I could crack on with painting the walls downstairs. Couldn’t complete the entire living room as Daddy P was trying to work and heave furniture needed moving. But three-quarters done.
I’d been sent Walking Wounded for a book tour taking place next month. I finished reading it today, and it’s so good. I’ll be writing my review up next month so watch this space.
Thursday 26th January – Day 26
Another full on day of painting for me as I completed the walls in the living room and cloakroom and painted the window returns in white emulsion to try and bring a bit more light into the rooms. I’d up-cycled the wooden toilet roll holder and towel holder in the cloakroom by priming them and then white glossing, really pleased with the result. More on that in a post next week. Then it was on the walls up the stairs, Daddy P will have to finish the highest parts, but I painted as much as I can and it looks so much better. You don’t realise how grubby walls get, do you.
I then moved the living room furniture around to try a few different options now we don’t have a fireplace. Think I’ve finalised things. The carpet/flooring quotes arrived and we’ll be sorting that all out on Sunday morning.
Monkey had his second after school one on one session with his teacher. It seemed to go well, I think writing about butterflies might have helped. We’ve decided that Thursdays is pizza in front of the telly dinner. It gives Monkey something to look forward to after his long day at school and it’s a quick and easy meal.
Friday 27th January – Day 27
A day off from the paint regime for me as I headed off to college after I’d walked Monkey to school. We had to show some of our black and white portraits to the class and started to look at night photography. I won’t be able to complete all of this week’s homework but hopefully I can stand outside our house one night and get some of street scene.
Caught up with 3 of my NCT buddies over lunch which was lovely. Nice to have a day talking to adults rather than a paint pot.
After school Monkey was straight into the Koalapak activity pack we received as part of a prize I won before Christmas.
Saturday 28th January – Day 28
Monkey got his topic homework about Mary Anning completed this morning without too many protestations. After lunch we headed to Aylesbury with my friend L and her son C, to watch a performance of The Twits. The theatre show was excellent and we all really enjoyed it. Afterwards we headed to a local Harvester for dinner and then back to our house for some playtime before bedtime.