Morning, all! The sun is shining - how lovely. It's not warm yet but it probably will be. There's a lovely breeze moving the birch leaves. It's beautiful.
Yesterday passed more or less as planned. I sorted out some more cupboards and climbed numerous stairs and descended again. The bedrooms are beginning to look cluttered and I thank my lucky stars that I have the space.
I had a sudden think - all the basic white china from Matalan that I was expecting to take down to the charity shop might be needed locally so I posted a few photos on my Facebook page and within a couple of hours had takers.
A friend is coming to take some tea plates and dinner plates and another friend with a large family will take the rest. Splendid.
I've kept some. The large white bowls right at the back are a perfect size for pasta dishes, the oval ones are perfect for pies - fish pie, shepherds pie, etc. I'm also keeping a large oval dish (not in the photo). But the rest is far more than I need and, with three other sets (pretty, everyday and historical-best), there's no way I need this nowadays. I am delighted someone else can use them.
That means just one trip to the charity shop instead of two or more. That china is heavy!
I have one and a half cupboards still to do plus the under the stairs cupboard and then it's just tidying away all the bits and bobs. Then I will be ready for decoration to start on Wednesday! Woo hoo!
Today the aforementioned friend is picking up the china she wants so I have to stay in for that. An ideal opportunity to really get stuck in at the clearing. Then it's allotment time and I think I might take my sandwich, apple and coffee (and Kindle) down with me and have lunch there, weather permitting. It's just weeding and watering today.
Then it is evening ironing. Just a normal, small task, friendly, satisfying schedule, just like my life nowadays. < happy sigh >