Well thank you all so much for your sweet comments about my Dad.I wish I had the time to email you all individually but I just don't today.I find it amazing how many of my blogging friends have such similar experiences.In my everyday life I don't know anyone who has lost a parent as a child and sometimes feel my friends can't really understand.
When I said I am still grieving and hope I always will I don't mean I'm sad or depressed just that I always want to miss him, sometimes so much it hurts.I suppose I want to know I still love him.I am not making myself clear am I?I just want you to know that I am a generally happy person who enjoys life and not some depressive recluse living in the past!
On to brighter things look what finally arrived...
Yea!!I am really doing cartwheels now!The floor is finally finished too what do you think?The walls are painted in a colour called 'Timeless' (not white!) which is very apt as that's the feel we want.Just like the room has evolved over time,nothing matching just living together nicely.An added bonus is that it's a matt paint that is totally scrubbable!
We still have the skirtings to put on and a few new (old) doors and frames.Oh yeh and a sink,cooker,larder and fridge nothing too important for a kitchen then!I have had fun putting some of my tableware collection in the dresser.There are still lots to unpack but they will have to wait.
The bottom left shelf is full of my vintage melamine collection.There's some Gaydon and Melaware from the UK and Riviera,Konite and some Melmac Burlap sundae bowls (that you can't see!) from the US.I got sick of the character plastic plates etc that the girls used so now their stuff matches ours.There's also a very small vintage pyrex collection which I hope to add to!
I will taking a little break for the next week as we are off the sunny France -oo-la-la!We so can't wait and I can hear those Brocantes whispering my name.They know they don't have to shout coz I'm listening!The computer is going in for a service too and lets hope someone actually looks at it this time.
Huge apologies to Tasha and Manda to whom I owe parcels.I just don't have the time to do them justice so will wait til I return OK?I also owe 2 big thank-yous to Dawn and Angela for the lovely parcels I received yesterday!More about them when I get back.
So a happy week to all my friends and slow down on the posting so I don't have a huge backlog on bloglines!Last time when I had 4 days off I ended up with 274 unread posts!