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I'm 57 years old, working full time, wife, mother and grand mother, wishing that I wasn't working full time! I love and enjoy our children and grandchildren, our dogs and cat, our garden and allotment. I love crafts - knitting, sewing, crocheting, patchwork and restoring old furniture. I love to go to country auctions and love thinking that I've got my self a bargain!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

At last..........

At last I have a proper working computer - the computer that I write on is an old one of my son's which just gave up on me a few weeks ago. I've got a little net book but it's really not conducive to type on. So my lad has spent the last couple of weeks taking the old computer apart and re building it for me -  bless him and this afternoon the new re-conditioned computer was brought back downstairs for me and I'm back in position at my desk in our conservatory - it's nice to be back.

So what have I done since I've been gone, well quite a lot really - I started another 120 runner beans for the allotment as the cold nights of early June put paid to the first 120 that we had planted out. I've done 2 jig saws, read the new Maeve Binchly book 'Minding Frankie' painted the summer house country cream and wild thyme, sewed 2 union jack cushions and 2 trimmed cushions and paid off my mortgage!!

Yes we are now totally mortgage free and it feels brilliant! I paid it off early and when I came out of the building society, I just sat in the car and shed a few tears, it was  such a feeling of relief  - for a few days I kept looking round our little old house and thinking I own all of this - it really is a great feeling.

Now it's a case of starting to save for my old age - I just cannot see how I can carry on working in the job I do, till I'm 66 it's hard enough at 56 and the arthritis in my hands is getting worse, so it's a case of carrying on, being careful and getting to a point where we can save as much as we can.

No photo's yet I'm afraid - I'll have to load all the software on to this computer for the camera and then perhaps I can show you a few photo's off the summer house, although there is still work to be done on it - the weather here hasn't been very good today so I've cleared the welsh dresser of a lot of bits and pieces and just put my white dinner service on it. Then I've started to paint a small dresser top, all white, that I have in the kitchen and then all my Cornish wear will sit in the kitchen (it's been split between the kitchen and the dining room) and all the blue and white willow dinner service has been moved into the conservatory.

I'm going to look out on ebay for either a dresser top or small welsh dresser for that dinner service to sit on and then everything will have space instead of being squeezed onto the dresser in the dinning room - but where does all the dust come from? - I clean every week, but still it appears!

Oh well that's enough news for today -  Byeee


  1. Paid off your mortgage and shed a few tears...
    I do hope those tears didn't fall into the glass of celebratory 'whatever you like to drink' drink!!!!
    Jane x

  2. Fantastic! I still remember the relief I felt when we paid off our mortgage.
    Congratulations to you x

  3. What a wonderful achievement, I really look forward to that moment!
    I hope you manage to get your dresser top, I was very lucky to get one when we lived at Railway, hand made from reclaimed pine for just £20! The bargains are definately out there.
    Looking forward to seeing your photos in gue course.