This week was very restful, as I caught up with sleep and did some work around the house.
MondayI popped in next door to see whether the kittens were staying- and found that they were. They are two little girls- Nina and Nala and they look like their father who was a seal-point, with chocolate ears and tails. Two very cute little furrpets. They are a bit wild- running up the curtains, but just what Ann needs to help get her life moving again.
I was amused by the picture I have posted. The vase has transposed the colours of the cat blankets. Ebony normally has blue, and Maisie likes pink. I have ordered some new red cat beds for Christmas, so they will match the decor better :-)
M and I went shopping for a new sofa. We have been making do with one two-seater, a chair and a couple of bedroom Parker-knolls. Completely eclectic mix of furniture, which was driving me mad, but I didn't have time to do anything about it until now. We trawled every furniture shop on the island- and found what we wanted in the final shop. We went home and cleared a space for the new one which is being delivered on Friday.
WednesdayTime to take the girls to the vet for their annual visit. I caged Ebs with ease, but Maisie escaped. The plan was: I would go to the appointment with my girl, and when they caught Maisie, Cairis or M would come round behind me. It didn't happen. She scarpered into next door's garden and stayed away until lunchtime.
The tipped up cage is the only way we can get Maisie in- we use gravity to do the work:-)
ThursdayWe drove out to the hire shop to see if they had a floor sander- they did, so we decided to re-sand the dining room floor, which was looking the worse for wear. After moving all the furniture and hoovering up the dust, we decided to paint it white! It had always been a pale shade of limed wood, but it has two trapdoors in it, which looked odd. The first coat went on okay, but was matte- and I wanted it to have a bit of a sheen. We found some different stuff in the local paint shop, which dries diamond hard- and is satin finish. Only one problem- you can't put the furniture back for 72 hours- and the dining room is in the middle of the house!!!
In the evening I went to Autism Jersey's headquarters for our SPELL training CPD session ( see post below).
The sofa duly arrived, and had to stay in its box until we had room for it. I lit the fire as the temperature has suddenly dropped, and it felt cold and damp. We are still having fun getting around out house. To get to the kitchen we have to :go out the front door, down the side passage and in through the kitchen. It is such a pain that we have been going out for tenner-fests for dinner, and having coffees out.