Saturday, 10 August 2013

Before And After

I did it! I finished Wolf Hall last night. But I stayed in bed dozing till 9 this morning, when Bob called me down to a splendid ‘full English’. Then I pottered round all day tidying up. Look at the before pictures.

Steph’s bedroom full of clutter, the dining room’s swamped with crafts, the lounge with ironing. The kitchen a total disaster area- and the running machine is buried under Space Academy Crafts. If you click on the pictures you will be able to see full horror of it all.

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But now, you can eat in the dining room or the kitchen [I was getting tired of the CK type spots, so I put a sunny yellow cloth on instead] Steph’s bed clear again, ready for visitors. All the seats in the lounge can be sat upon, and should anybody want to go for a run, they can. I don’t – I just want to collapse in front of the TV for a bit.

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I am feeling extremely pleased with all that has been achieved today – all the leftover craft materials have been neatly packed up and stored in the loft, almost all the packing has been done for tomorrow. I have even taken down the bunting from the back garden. I will confess to the fact that there is still a basket of ironing yet to be dealt with, but nothing that’s needed for the holiday [so it may be ignored till I return] All food has been sorted and fridge defrosted and cleared out.

Bob has actually got the garage clear enough to put his car away – I cannot remember the last time that happened, it has been full of boxes for Holiday Club since June. I think we need a holiday now!


  1. Wow, what a transformation! That's quite an accomplishment.

  2. Wow! Now you are really ready for REST! Well done!

  3. You need a holiday? I'll make up the spare bed.
    Jane x

  4. You're a marvel, you are. Well done. My place looks more like your 'before' pics - I've been decorating....and asking myself why on earth I started in the first place. Hey Ho. Back to work tomorrow after my hols so best get a move on!Have a lovely break.x

  5. I love taking before and after shots. They make you see every inch of your achievements when blitzing.

    x x x

  6. Replies
    1. I am not sure that 2 night's sleep there [well, only 1½ if you remember that thunderstorm] qualifies you to assert ownership rights!!

  7. You must be exhausted! Now off you go and have a real holiday rest.

  8. I work out of my home, and it seems my house always looks like your before pics. Your after pics look wonderful. They've inspired me to tidy up a bit :)

  9. Wow! That really deserves a round of applause for achieving all of that, no wonder you dozed 'til 9am. Well done! :)


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