Hello Dear Reader,
Downstairs is done! We now have to link the second floor to the third which is currently an independent studio flat. The top of the stairs on the second floor, which is currently an open plan mezzanine will stay that way and will become my sewing area. We have a stair kit which we are adapting to fit between the beams. Our Cornish cottage has non standard size narrow winding stairs so these will make us feel right at home.
We have to make each stair tread and riser narrower to fit the gap as well as reducing the size of the turn at the bottom. We’ve offered them up just to check for fit and we might take a couple of millimetres off each tread again. We’re learning as we’re doing it.
Now the window frames in the guest room have had two coats of paint and I’ve lightly sanded between each coat so they are smooth. I’ve also sanded and put a coat of paint on the skirting boards. We’ve also removed the Lino that was harbouring damp and was starting to perish. I’ll leave it as bare concrete until next year when I shall tile the floor. It’s slow progress when we’re doing it ourselves.
Finally, we went to visit the loveliest reader yesterday and I was delighted to be given some kitchen tools and a potato masher. I’m ever so grateful as we couldn’t find one anywhere. I also use it for mashing chickpeas when I make falafels.
Whilst we’ve worked we’ve listened to Five live on medium wave and caught up with the olympics which is really atmospheric on the radio.
The weather has warmed up again and my dogs are having very slow walks. We’re having plenty of deckchair in the garden time too.