Gosh, it’s been almost a week since my last blog post. As I type, the builder is finishing off our garage-to-office conversion. When he’s finished, I’m going to tidy up and paint window sills and skirting boards in readiness for a new living room carpet which is coming tomorrow. This therefore, is a very short catch up about life lately.
A Garage-To-Office Conversion
The garage is attached to the house. I’ve kept the front of the garage for storage and had the back two-thirds converted into an office. We’ve knocked through from the living room into the new office. This impacted on all of us because it’s been dusty and draughty and much of the work took place during the Easter holiday. Ian did all the electrics and I painted the living room and office walls and ceilings, so it’s been a team effort. It’s going to make a huge difference to my working life and to Ian’s when he works remotely from here. The dining table served me well, but it was time to create a dedicated workspace and we’re delighted with it. I might write a longer post about it in due course because I’ve enjoyed choosing new furniture to work alongside existing pieces. I always enjoy seeing other people’s conversions. Although the furniture needs putting into place, you can see the difference from the photo below. I can’t wait to finish it off!
A Theatre Trip to See Cats
Last night, Poppy and I went to the theatre in Leeds to see Cats. It was perfect because I’ve spent so little time with her lately. She worked a lot over the Easter holidays and I had a few days away with Ian. A lot of Harry’s football matches were postponed earlier this year because of the weather. Consequently, they’re having to catch up, so I’ve been here, there and everywhere with him the last week or so and will be for the next few weeks too. It’s all good, but it does mean that poor Poppy gets left out. Anyway, we took the train to Leeds and had a pre-theatre dinner at her favourite place to eat, Wagamamas.
Cats was brilliant. I saw it when I was about Poppy’s age so it was good to see it again.
And, I know we all say it, but quality time with our loved ones is the most precious thing in the world.