The #weekendcoffeeshare is the brainchild of PartTimeMonster. We sit down every weekend and share our week in a more informal, personal way than maybe the rest of our blog posts are written. Feel free to join in.
It’s been a while since I sat down with you and had a cuppa so we need to catch up. As you know from the post on Monday where I told you it has been emotionally difficult being medically retired from the police as a detective constable, it’s just been hard to sit down and write posts for a few weeks, but my tea is made and I’m here.
As it’s been a while there might be a bit too much to put in this post, so I’ll try to keep it short. In fact, I’ll only tell you about my week. The week from hell. Where all I’ve had time for is making tradesmen cups of tea and coffee and trying to block out noise and intrusion in my home as they worked.
You see, this week I had two rooms plastered. One is my sons and the other is my office. I can’t wait to finish my office and have somewhere really lovely to go and work! There will be photos when it’s done, in fact, there may even be a Periscope video of #whereIwrite (So get on Periscope!)
I also had the back garden done and this, I hope, is going to be another space for me to work in if the weather is clear and not raining. We used to have a nice lawn and some patio slabs which we kept clear of weeds but once we had Alfie he started to dig holes. Lots and lots of holes. So much so it looked as though we had a whole rabbit warren in the garden. He was digging for stones to eat. We previously have had a dog die of doing the very same thing, many many years ago, so we decided to hardcore the garden and have patio and decking only. No grass for him to dig. Once we made the decision we just left the garden, no mowing or anything and it looked like a jungle.
Why am I telling you this? Because I’m about to show you the before and after photographs and the before is shocking, but I adore the after. I haven’t been one for sitting in the garden in the past, but now I think I will.
As the garden progressed Alfie watched and I stressed…
Then this happened.
We have ordered new rattan furniture so I can relax out there, but it hasn’t arrived yet, but now, we do have a new room for me to use. If the weather holds. It was hard work having such intrusion, especially when I was feeling a bit emotional anyway, but they were lovely guys and I’m so so pleased with it all.
I’m also glad to have caught up with you. What have you been doing since we last had chance to sit down and actually talk? Let me know, I’d love to hear from you.