Friday, 16 December 2016

Quick pre weekend update - dining room progress

I think the fact that it is a full working week next week is giving me a false sense of security as I normally have some time off before Christmas but due to the way it's fallen this year, on a weekend, I keep getting a slight shiver of panic that I need to be all done by a week today and have no time off before hand.  So this weekend I will be getting the gifts wrapped and set to one side. 


We're in the middle of getting the dining room finished in time for Christmas.  We didn't want to do any inside jobs in the Summer so left it until Autumn but with one thing and another it's only getting finished now.  The plasterer completed the walls last week and my lovely Dad helped out by painting it this week.  Normally Ste does everything but December is a crazy busy month in the butchers and we just weren't going to fit it in, so we asked for help.  It looks great, just a plain colour - such a bright sunny room.  Somehow we managed to get a roll end of carpet and arrange for fitting for tomorrow.  Don't ask me how but it involved lots of traipsing round and the air was blue by the end.  The guy is fitting it at some point tomorrow, then tomorrow night will be spent getting the tree up in there, the table and chairs in for the big day, the mantle decorated and start to dress the table for Christmas.


My Mam is giving us her dinner service, some of which was her Mam's, so we will be using that for Christmas which is just lovely.  It will then be stored in the empty display cabinet that we have. 


Sunday will see the goose and duck being prepared and a trial of the frozen red cabbage.  Along with a million and one other things that I need to list out and put in order of what to do first.


Sorry no photos today but expect photo overload after the weekend :)

6 comments:

  1. Hi Tracy, you're like me, wanting things done so you have some wiggle room as I call it. A safety net to do other things. I bought red cabbage ages ago and I must get around to Delia's recipe which freezes well apparently.

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    1. Oh yes I need wiggle room for sure :) Apparently red cabbage freezes well so we should be ok...I hope so.

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  2. Oh sounds like you have it under control, just. Ha ha.x How fab to be eating your own birds. I love old crockery and how lovely that yours is from family. Can't wait to see the photos.x

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    1. Tredding water I think but haven't drowned yet haha. Fingers crossed for a productive weekend. I shall even had a Christmas song to send to you!

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  3. how lovely to have an heirloom dinner set. constantly decorating, kids and growing your own is hard work. To have your own birds for Christmas is amazing.

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    1. Thank you Sol, it's just lovely, exactly as I hoped our first Christmas would be.

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