Wednesday, 4 April 2007
Bright 'n' breezy
Just one bad thing (and it is a very little thing) to say about all this sunshine - where did all this dust come from? Living in an old Victorian house is wonderful but it does have its drawbacks. I swear that it acts as some sort of dust magnet attracting dust from surrounding houses as well. This dust then somehow manages to overwinter in all the shadows and nooks and crannies until ... one day you open the bedroom curtains, the sun pours through and all is revealed!
First step was to take the rugs out into the garden for a good old airing. This rug is one I made a couple of years ago - I called it my "sweeties" rug, because the colours reminded me of boiled sweets , the kind I used to eat tons of when I was younger and I think are probably banned these days! Anyway out in the garden the rug stayed and I got to thinking how great it would be to have a flower bed with similar colours - probably dahlias would do it. The colours looked great against the green of the grass and the cats enjoyed spending the rest of the day lying on, having pulled it down to sunbathe on (You can see the cat in the corner eyeing it up as possible deckchair material).
The rug usually lives in our bedroom next to my side of the bed, nice and cosy ( and probably looks better on the white floorboards too).
After a very brief flirtation with some more housework, we went over to Rottingdean. Met some friends and had chips on the beach - delicious. The kids clambered over the rocks and we chatted and relaxed. It was good to feel the sea breeze again and to have some cobwebs of my own blown away!