Friday, 14 May 2021

Topping things off

Hubby went for his second Covid jab yesterday and knowing he wouldn't be in the doctor's surgery for long I walked Tilly to the nearby postbox to post a letter. I was pleased to see the box had a topper which was obviously put on for Easter. Nice to see that it's still intact as some of the lady's toppers that she's made have very sadly been vandalised and it makes me wonder what is wrong with some people who have to mindlessly destroy things. The letter wasn't important so if it doesn't get collected until Monday then no matter.

We then went into town and we came across hubby's brother and his wife who were resting on a bench in the town centre. My sister-in-law and I went shopping in a nearby store and left the two brothers chatting and she kindly bought a toy for Tilly which kept her quiet for at least half an hour when we returned home. I also called in the jewellery store to buy a watch for hubby's birthday as that was what he finally decided he wanted.

The painting of the top half of the downstairs cloakroom is now all finished and I'm pleased with the result. I like the shade of grey paint I bought and as I'd purchased a large tin of the one coat emulsion which was better value than buying a smaller tin to do the job there is plenty of paint left over. I now plan to use it in the utility room so that's the next unexpected job on the list for next week. It's all worked out cheaper than paying the tiler to do the job in the cloakroom and I'm actually glad we reverted to plan A which was to have it half tiled and the top half emulsioned.

 
 
The wall above the radiator was crying out for a new mirror and I'm pleased with the art deco style mirror  I chose. Hubby said he didn't like it at first but now it's up on the wall he agrees it goes well in there. You can just see the reflection of the light switch in it and at least I avoided my own reflection while taking the photo :)

I took Tilly to the big park today and it was like a re-run of the last time I took her there when the heavens opened as soon as we'd arrived there. I'm getting so fed up with this strange unpredictable weather we're having recently so staying at home and doing some painting seems to be just the job.

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  1. I like the post box topper, the chicks look really cute, and it's nice to see that (so far) it hasn't been destroyed by mindless idiots.

    The downstairs cloakroom looks nice, those horizontal tiles look really smart and the grey paint you chose goes really well with them.

    Weather-wise the last few days have been nice up to about 5pm then it's rained on and off all evening. Today has been cloudy but the sun and blue sky arrived earlier and we now have a lovely evening.

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    1. The lady has made quite a lot of these postbox toppers and I heard about one she'd made with seagulls on that had been torn off and thrown into the sea. Idiots!
      We're pleased with how the cloakroom has turned out and it wasn't too much work to paint the top half.
      You seem to have had better weather than we have had here. The mornings start off OK and by midday it rains heavily for the rest of the day.

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  2. The post box topper is ever so cute and I could imagine someone taking it home with them as a keepsake, but not actually vandalising it. Pointless!!!! Your cloakroom looks very chic. Maybe the weather gods have Covid? Take care, stay safe & hugs. Oh & Happy Birthday to your hubby whenever it is.

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    1. That is a cute postbox topper and the lady has made many different ones but I haven't seen too many as I live out of town. She is a talented lady and they bring smiles to many people so why some idiots have to spoil them I don't understand.
      The weather gods haven't been playing nicely just lately. Thank you for your birthday wishes to hubby. Take care.

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  3. It sounds like we'll all be getting our second jabs a little quicker than expected now, though it's only a few weeks until mine's due anyway so I'm not sure whether they'll bring it forward or not. How cute the topper is on the post box, things like that bring a smile to my face, unlike the needless vandalism which is all too prevalent these days. The cloakroom looks very nice, I'm glad you're pleased with it after changing your mind and then changing it back again, it's all worked out well in the end.

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    1. Hubby's second jab was booked at the same time he had his first jab but his were done at the GPs surgery whereas I had mine done at the temporary Rainbow Hospital. I heard on the news they are speeding up the rate they're giving second jabs now so hopefully you won't be waiting too much longer. The toppers are really nice I wish I'd seen more of them and that one did make me smile. Yes, the cloakroom has turned out well in the end we're pleased with it.

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  4. The topper is cute and well done to the lady for her efforts in cheering things up. Pointless vandalism seems to be on the increase everywhere - here it seems to cause them much amusement to uproot the litter bins and to set fire to the benches in the nature reserve. Why?

    Your cloakroom looks lovely and the mirror finishes it off perfectly.

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    1. The lady has made a lot of these postbox toppers but I haven't seen many of them myself. Why do people destroy things for their amusement, I wish I knew.
      We're glad the cloakroom is finished now and I liked that mirror as soon as I saw it and we're pleased with how it all looks.

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  5. From Ann via Bloglovin'
    So nice to see the post box with its hat on...shame about others where mindless idiots have wrecked them...what gets into these pond-life people!

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    1. The postbox topper is really nice and hats off to the lady who makes them to cheer people up. Shame there are people who have no care and spoil things for others.

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  6. The little handmade hat for the pillarbox is lovely. Nice to see a warm pillarbox!!!! Does she make hats for people too?
    Sad about your mention of pointless vandalism, no idea why it seems to be on the increase. So needless, what does it accomplish! We have it here too. Bring back the National Service, that's what I say!!!!

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    1. I've no idea if she makes hats for people but she's made so many for pillar boxes to cheer up people throughout lockdown and keep the postboxes warm of course :) It's a shame the vandals can't find something worthwhile to do with their time and energy.

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  7. That post box Topper is fab, wouldn't last 5 seconds where I live..

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    1. I think the majority of the toppers have stayed intact, I hope so anyway.

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  8. I love that post box topper. I've never seen yarn bombing like that before. Some people are just so creative aren't they.
    I hope your husband is feeling okay after his vaccination. X

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    1. This lady is very creative and has made a lot of different postbox toppers but I've not seen them what with shielding and living outside of the town. I should go and search some out now restrictions are being lifted.
      Hubby was fine after his second jab but had the side effects following his first jab and it was vice versa for me.

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