We made it! We actually made it through a term of home-schooling unscathed and a little wiser. Certainly a lot closer than before.I left Tiger in the schoolroom to wriggle and complete his last few phonics pages whilst I finished painting the playroom shelving. Bear had a creative writing exercise to do and I suggested … Continue reading Last Day of Term
Today was not our easiest day. It started off well - it's the end of term and we have finished the syllabus requirements so we are really doing fun exercises to revise. I am also in the process of painting everything that stands still long enough in my house, and the playroom shelves were next … Continue reading Leaping Out of the Box
What with painting everything in my house and preparing for party season (4 birthdays in 10 weeks in this house) and home-schooling, I don't seem to get much time to write a full blog post lately. So here is our day in picturesWe have been reading Harry Potter together, and this last week of term … Continue reading Our Day in Pictures
After the kitchen and diningroom makeover, I started brightening up various bits of furniture in the lounge I picked up this drinks trolley years ago for R150. I intended to paint it after I bought it - it had layers of grotty cream paint on it but its beautiful black glass was still intact. Three … Continue reading Colour!
Of course, once you paint one area of your house, the rest of it starts looking pretty shoddy...and so the diningroom makeover happened.The diningroom has never had an intentional colour scheme. We got some priced to go curtains that were green chiffon, and the colour scheme sort of grew around that. We also had loads of … Continue reading Painting again!
For ages now I have been dreaming of having a 50's style turquoise kitchen and the warmer weather finally got me into gear.The house was in complete chaos whilst we painted. And then it was time to rip out the old floor (made of ceiling boards!) and put in a new one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuBSRC1zpHw I've never been much of a fan, and certainly never thought I would use him as an example for my kids, but I showed this to them today...