the TV going up in the lounge!
.... All the evenings we have spent down at the cottage not missing the "telly" and as soon as it was up and running Paul and I couldn't help ourselves, we did what seemed natural and sat infront of the log burner to watch Downtown Abbey :-) !!
Famished too ! we were able to sit at the table for the first time and have a romantic meal!!!!!
courtesy of the Maharaja take away!
...and after chucking the packets & containers in the bin, - the actual curry was wonderful :-)
... we were almost too tired to enjoy the whole meal, - but at least it made me realise that a towel and washing up cloth don't necessarily make the best table mats !! * note to diary : buy table mats !
Trude's curtains are wonderful !
we now are fully "curtained out" and each window at Crafty Cottage is suitably dressed!
-thanks Trude - youre a star :-)
Having spent most of the day with my friends Denise and Catherine, coffee had developed into another trip to Barn Antiques (bedside cabinet now off the to-do list!) ... then 3 ploughman's lunches in the garden at the Red Lion (across the road from Crafty Cottage) Lunch at the Red Lion .. it was a lovely sunny afternoon, and after our lunch we headed back across the road to the corner of Sheep Street, to the Robert Welch Studio in search of cutlery for the cottage.
We had a good "mooch" around the shop, and I opted for the Ammonite cutlery
later on, and back at the Crafty Cottage garden, somehow ... I had acquired "Lola" for a while, - who was getting a real feel for the place ! ...... It was nice to find a bit of space away from the blokes who were busy trying to get the wardrobe upstairs !! ..... unfortunately, the wardrobe refused to go up the conventional route, - and desperate measures were taken. Paul and Max eventually helped it through the bedroom window off the top of Paul's van, - with Rob inside to guide it through safely! .... what a shame my camera wasn't around, but for the sake of dignity - probably a blessing :-) !!!
- if you want to imagine the process, - just think of Faulty Towers and you won't be far wrong !
Barry Roberts painted me a lovely painting of sheep street, and Paul's added it to the kitchen wall at the cottage, Barry is a lovely local character who also provides Cotswold Tours & private hire services - taxis etc.. -
and finally, .....
things are being put in place for the very first guests arriving Saturday, ....
....soooooo exciting !