Saturday, 12 March 2016

Happy Saturday!

Morning everyone.  It doesn't take a lot to make me happy, but getting running water in the galley has made me ecstatic!  Do you know how much more convenient it is to fill a kettle, drain the cooked veggies, wash fruit and veg etc etc from two paces away rather than walk to pantry or bathroom, especially if carrying a pan full of boiling water.  Mind you, I guess it has cut down on my daily exercise!
So here is a picture of the taps that have made my life so much easier.  I also now have a tiled backsplash but they are not grouted yet so I will wait until they are finished before I show you them.

Whilst hunting in the engine room (where Pete keeps all sorts of odds and sods) for some white emulsion as a base coat for the walls, Pete found a huge great big tin of Farrow and Ball paint that he had left over from a job.  When we opened it, it turned out to be a beautiful green/blue colour which will be absolutely perfect for the units.  He reckons that it has saved us about 80 quid, certainly not an insignificant saving, I'm glad I liked the colour so much or there could have been a disagreement.

Mum is doing great, I cannot believe how well she is doing considering it is not so long ago that she had major surgery.  She is already seeing the benefits of her new heart valve in her breathing and mobility.  Once her ribcage get back to normal, she will feel like a whole new woman :)

Finally, I did really well for Mother's Day from all my lovely boys, but just look how these lilies have opened out, they are really beautiful.  I have them in the bedroom as the kitchen is still in a state, so they are the first thing I see every morning.  Not a bad sight for sore eyes xxx


  1. You will have to find another form of exercise:( I bet the scent from the lilies filled the room.

  2. Gorgeous flowers.

    What great luck about the paint too.

  3. I'm glad your life has been made much easier by the running water. I know when we had running water put on here last year it was a huge event! That's good news about your mum, it's lovely to think she'll be more active for the spring.
    The flowers are beautiful.

  4. There is no doubt about it that regardless of all the white goods that you may or may not have, that the kitchen sink is the most important
    of all !
    Flowers look to be exquisite am sure that their bouquet must echo all over the boat.

    Great news about you Mum.

  5. Beautiful sink, beautiful flowers, beautiful mum and beautiful boys. You lucky girl.

  6. I'm glad to hear that your mum is doing well. Your lilies are lovely. I can't ever have them because they are one of the worst triggers for my husband's asthma but I do enjoy a nice picture of them : )

  7. Your sink, faucet and counter-top are Gorgeous!!!
    I am sure that this has made cooking fun again :)
    Happy Mother's Day dear friend, have a lovely week.
    Connie :)

  8. Fran, I am very envious of your lovely kitchen and if that paint is the colour I am thinking of, it will be gorgeous on your units. I'm somglad your mum is doing somwell. What a relief for you. She must feel like the sunshine in thos beautiful flowers your sons gave you!

  9. Ooh no! So sorry about the typos! I am typing on my tablet and shouldn't. I always make a mess of it!

  10. It must make such a difference having running water. You were lucky the paint was in a shade that you love. I'm glad to hear your Mum is doing well. Sarah x

  11. Lots of positives, free paint, running water and beautiful flowers, great to see how the work i progressing, you must have masses of patience. It's loking fab :)

  12. So glad that mum is doing well, and those flowers are so cheerful!