This is the second week of my annual 2 weeks leave from work. I am not sat on a beach sipping something cooling and tasty. I am not in far flung places. I am at home. I am stripping the wallpaper from the sitting room walls....... I know how to live don't I? and yes that is a kitchen utensil on the steps.....I can't find the proper scraper and this is doing the job very well so far. I should have started this job last week but I have had a day or two out and pootled about some so don't feel too sorry for me. I had a day at Shrewsbury show which was delightful..I did want to buy some of this beautiful enamel ware but my house is already full of stuff I don't need and if I am ever going to retire I must be a little more frugal, although I did buy some white allium bulbs......and was entranced by this Dahlia which was my favourite flower on the day (being a little on the fickle side my 'favourites' change quite often). I visited Harrogate and Bolton Abbey (I so enjoyed walking across the river stones) and found the sight of these 'golf balls' quite something to behold. The weekend just gone was spent in Whitstable and I did some shopping in Canterbury. I have watched TV and spent some time just reading or listening to the radio while I pottered about the house practising for retirement, and found these bottles of wine lying down in the back of a cupboard that I finally got around to cleaning out...I suppose they will be vinegar by now.
I have visited lots of wood burning stove shops doing research on buying one for the room that I am working on now.....and the other week I had a lovely lunch with my blogging friend Auntiegwen.
I like not being at work. I like it very much.