God, I had a great day! walked dog by sea at 8am. HEARD the Oyster Catchers and the Turnstone, two seabirds we have here. No one around, lovely reddish sky, water lappin gently, gorgeous.
An old woman about to swim in one of the coldest waters in Europe, our east coast.
I went hunting. Bought a very large remnant of material for only Eur3. Then went and pick up the mounts I asked to be made. Here is my DIY tip. I painted old frames with acrylic students art paint and had mounts made for old b/w pics of my twin and I as young children. But on the mounts I asked for a beautiful wall paper I had used on ONE wall in the kitchen to be pasted on the mount.
It had a soft green background with beautiful flowers in oranges and reds and dark green leaves. I painted the frames a deep red and there is a slight gold edge to the frame and that will be repainted gold. The frames were a dirty muddy old brown originally. I will place them in a row along the opposite wall to the wall paper.
ANOTHER DIY tip. I couldnt afford tiling over my sink so I bought expensive floral wall paper as mentioned above and I cut around the flowers and leaves about half way up the wallpaper which came to about half way up the wall. So the top is all wavy going with the flowers some of the background and some of the leaves - are you with me?! Then when I came to the right angle of the next wall I cut a straight panel up that join about 12in wide and ignored cutting around flowers.
the wall above the wallpaper over the sink is white and the next wall is a very pale salmon pink.
Cupboards are an soft olive green with small white knobs with a little flower on each.
The wall where the line of pics is going is soft salmon.
NOW, I then went to another shop and found a FAB wooden box, round. There was a sale. It was part of a pair going for Eur 95 and I got one for EUR 10!!! I found another rectangle one part of a pair going for EUr 195 and I got it for Eur15!
Off again to a very cheap shop and bought four car mats, very colourful. Two of different designs and put them in my studio in a patchwork way. Each mat cost Eur1.99 and I got four.
Off again. Another remnant for cushions at Eur3. The guy in this shop says that the blinds I have can be cut down. I got them in a sale at Ardmore film studio, they have sales from the props room every so often. I got em FREEE.
I dont think it was either because I worked at the studios 30yrs ago or that I was on a stick.
They were beige. Fab.
I really wish I could send some pics to this site but I dont think it poss. Is it?
I think my apartment is JUST FAB now, and all on a shoestring. We have a few web sites where people get rid of things free, cheaply etc. I've done well on em.
Last night went to bed and noticed a VERY strange thing. I could put my feet together without sending shock waves through my body. A situation which had been the case for months as they were so tender. I even rubbed them togehter to make sure it was true! It was.
Tonight my feet are ON FIRE, but I did alot today.
I was ab****ely FLYIN today. In the shop where I got the wooden tubs I went upstairs on my stick and saw a man putting on his tie. It was a bedlinen department with all the beds around and I quipped "YOu sleep here last night, did you?" and laughed. Of course I knew he didnt.
When I went to the curtain and fabric shop - very posh, where I get knock down remnants i saw the owner, real old style old boy and I had my wee chi with me on the lead, and I said "oh, oh Ana best come to mumma as the 'boss man' is about!" I think the boss man chuckled or at least the other staff did.
I lay on the sofa a good bit this afternoon with Ana listening to classical music. thats a first, I tellya.
xx for now.
Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) Severely Deaf, Hypothyroidism, Pes Cavus, Crohns Disease, scoliolis, Hiatus hernia, diverticular disease, neuromuscular disorder (?parkinsons) movement disorder, ? another autoimmune disease.
150mcg tyroxine, 20mg pantoprazole, 10mg Cipramil, 500mg 2 3times a day Mesalazine, 3mg Entocort, 62.5 Sinemet, 30mg Tamazipam, mystatin, sudocream