We have lived at our present home for nearly eight years now - and one of those little renovation jobs that has badly needed doing and has been put off countless times over the years - is our coal shed. We do not have a coal fire but do have a log burner- so we do use the shed to store our logs- our little coal shed has had a leaky roof for quite some time-so over the years the roof has required waterproofing with tarpaulin and has become a dumping ground for all sorts of wood offcuts - it has become a real eyesore ! The good thing about deciding to open your garden to the public [ to raise funds for MND] is that an effort is made to get all of these little jobs done and sorted ! I find myself stalking round the garden trying to view things as a stranger would for the first time and am horrified to see just what a terrible state everything is in ! I guess after a while you just stop noticing these things ! So we have called in the cavalry - brother in law Chris has been working hard not only putting a new roof on the shed but raising the height to make it a little bigger.
It has been a glorious day today-Chris pictured above, [ please note he is wearing his band ! ] called round to put the finishing touches to the shed so I could start painting it.While I filled the car with all sorts of junk to take to our local tip.
I have made a start painting the walls- while Ned has sorted the wood out and tidied it all away, while on a tea break I had a wander round the garden-everything is looking so much more colourful now.
I have also made a start on my vintage table top sale ! Our previous home was a cottage and a lot of what I brought with me to this house just doesn`t fit in [ 1938 semi ] with our deco - so I`am being ruthless and having a good sort out- I have no idea what sort of prices to ask -so I might check on ebay to get some ideas ! Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday and the nice weather-better get back to sorting a few more things out for the sale while I`am in this- its gotta go mood !