The Mahonia is just beginning to 'go over'
It has been a great pleasure to me this week to have had the opportunity to talk to one of my dear blogging friends on the telephone
I wanted to surprise Sara and I just kept getting an answerphone, so much against my principles I would put the phone down. I never do this but I wanted it to be a surprise.
Little did I know that Sara was sitting next to the phone and had heard the click as my phone went down. How frustrating is that! Sara has so many unsolicited calls that her friends know she will pick up as soon as they start talking. Anyway in the end I had to leave a message and we were finally able to arrange suitable times by E-mail. It is not easy planning a chat when there are 8 hours between us. It is not easy getting a phone number either. To ask for the number would spoil the surprise.
Where do I start with this though!
This is the area in my house that I call my overflow
It is actually the garage but I think it was built for either a motorbike, a mini or a James Bond car with an ejector seat through the roof
If we drove our car in we would not be able to open the doors!
So we boarded up the back of the door, painted the walls, floor painted the floor and put some carpet down many years ago. We also added old kitchen cupoards, 2 old chest of drawers and an old cheap wardrobe for outdoor activity and walking clothes and lots of shelves that we could get our hands on.
I would like to have converted it into a proper room but as we are on a hill it is quite a bit lower than the house so it would have been an expensive job for the use it would get.
So instead we just knocked through a door from the hall and added some steps.
It is one of those places that is very useful but because it is there it is tempting to store more stuff, hence the reason I regularly declutter. The photos are just part of it.
My attempts to get the job done have not gone as well as I had thought because January did not turn out as quiet as it had first looked. Life is always full so why did I think the calendar would not fill up. My intention is just to plod on with this job as the opportunity arises then I will begin to make a start on the house. It amazes me just how much there is to throw out each year. I am not a hoarder, hubby is.
Last week I received this award again from 2 people
One was from Lindsey of Raindrops to Rainbows
and the other from S of PR
I know those letters do not make sense but, call it a senior moment, I wrote down those initials and just cannot remember what they stand for. I have searched my post comments and there is nothing there that remotely resembles those initials. There was however one comment that had been deleted by the author so maybe that was it. So if your name begins with S and your post initials are PR then I am truly sorry, I did not intend to leave your link off this post.