Tuesday, 21 May 2013

See You In June!

Hello! How are you?

I'm Just popping in with a little update on our move.

We have driven back and forth for the last week with all our belongings we have collected over the years and oh my! you just do not realize what you have until you start moving it all do you?

The journey has been lovely with blossom trees everywhere and green hedgerows,some sunny days too,Radio turned up as we traveled along,singing along and sharing chocolate life has been a lot of fun together.

 Meanwhile Shingle Cottage looks shocking! boxes everywhere piled high waiting to be emptied,furniture to be arranged,lamps waiting for a cozy corner,oh so much to do and i just love home making so this next few weeks i will be in heaven feathering our little nest by the sea. 

Well i have to go now we are to be back on the road in half an hour and we still have boxes to load.....We have ordered our broadband but there is a delay with all the recent storms so our connection dates is the 11th June which is a long time to not be able to blog and especially when i have so much to share with you now that we are moving in.

I will take plenty of pictures and then you can see how everything has come together and hopefully by the time you visit again those lamps will be lit and the kettle will be on.

Enjoy the rest of May and take good care and we thank you all for your good wishes on our last post,we really appreciate them xxx

One more sleep and i'll be calling Shingle Cottage home.....I can't wait can you?

Join me next time for more tales and goings on from Shingle Cottage xxx

Friday, 10 May 2013

We Are Moving!

 Just popping in to say hello and to let you know we are moving in the morning :)
We have a van hired which we are picking up first thing and then were off...We plan on driving back and forth over Saturday,Sunday and Monday, rushing and getting stressed are not on the menu so we are taking it steady and were going to have fun together.

I spent most of this week unscrewing legs and doors of furniture to make everything a little easier for us  to carry and books and lamps and everything else you can think of have been wrapped and packed.

I  also made another 'Memories Purse' all in white with lots of beautiful details and antique lace..


Vintage linens all the way from France and mother of pearl buttons...






Over at Shingle Cottage we  had some lovely sunny weekends and we carried the butchers blocks i painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint out into the garden for two protective coats of clear wax...


Steve stopped in at the garden center and picked up some more perennials for our cottage garden that we started last year that will be filled with colour....



Lupins,Delphiniums,Lavenders,Helenium to name a few.....


Roses too...I chose this one called 'Cottage Rose'....


We even picked up a lovely new spade with an old fashioned handle..


As Steve raked the shingle pebbles away to create another flower border a little someone decided to explore her new surroundings...She has stayed with my Mum on weekends so we could get on and work..



She sniffed the dew from ladies mantle...


She has had a lot of changes lately with our boy leaving home and taking his dog with him she misses them both and now visiting a new home and making new friends had left her a little clingy and unsure of what is happening but this last weekend she seemed to have settled down and was enjoying all the goings on.


Together we white washed the picket fence,gate and arch and Steve planted up his flower border so we should fingers crossed have a lovely colourful border either side of garden path in a few months time..


The Shingulls ;) are back too building a nest on our chimney and we have another visitor who has come to stay with us...


A pretty little mallard duck has made a nest of feathers under the blackberry bushes outside our bedroom window...

Sweetpea had discovered her last week and phoned with the good news,We are both anxiously awaiting the chicks hatching,I will keep my camera handy so i can show you too :)


Inside there has been lots of painting of furniture...


All in old white...


On Sunday when i opened my eyes i looked up at the bare chandelier and then the dressed matching wall lights and i had had enough so in my pj's i went to the cupboard and grabbed the bag of pink bobeche dishes and crystals and climbed on the bed being careful not to step on Steve who has hard and fast asleep..


Then i got back in bed and smiled at my handy work :) 



Thank you for stopping by and catching up on what we have been up to and i'll be popping back in soon with pictures and news about our move.

We have to get connected up to the internet so if you don't hear from me that will be why ;)

Join me next time for more tales and goings on from Shingle Cottage...

XxX