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Taking it to the next level



Today is very exciting! Work has started upstairs. I ran all the way here, I'm that keen to see what's up there! Cavendish came too to keep me company as he didn't want to get left behind at the Pet Center so I said he could come as long as he behaved himself.

I was expecting stairs, not a bodged together ladder made out of banister. I suppose it must be sturdy enough if it held Hives' weight. I see he's moved the dividing wall too... It does look better there as it opens up the kitchen a bit, but I hope he remembers fix the wallpaper above the door.
Cavendish will have to stay down here. He's not happy about it but he'll be ok down here for a little while. I'd need another pair of hands to get both myself and him up there in one piece. I'm a bit wary of tackling it with just myself to worry about. I'll need both hands to cling on to the banister ladder, without having to worry about having a tight grip on Cavendish too.
Well, that wasn't so hard. Climbing off the ladder was the hardest part. I think getting back down might be scarier than coming up though. And, I definitely need to get my hair cut if I'm going to be doing this regularly. Hair this long is just an accident waiting to happen on a building site like this.

Yikes! Minnie asked for "Pink and girly" but it's a bit too sweet for me. She'll love it, I know she will but I'm getting a sugar rush just from looking at it. Looks like the papering has been done but the roof and paintwork is looking a bit ropey. Pity there's no room in the budget for doing that up but maybe it can be added to the 'to do' list for when Minnie gets here.

I see Hives has brought a helper with him to lay the carpet in here. That's Mr Bubbles, he runs the Bait and Tackle shop 'Hook, Line and Sinker' down in the village. He's been talking about giving that up though and trying to find a new line of work. He says the bait shop is a hinderance to him finding a girlfriend. It's stinky work and nobody wants to cuddle up next to him after a hard day at the shop. I mentioned to him that he might want to open a perfumery and he loved the idea of a shop that sells things with a nice frangrance for a change. He's even thought up a name for it... 'Soapy Bubbles'




Anyhoo, back to the house-tour. A bedroom with sliding doors out to your very own balcony. How fantastic! I'd love a room with these doors! I think the other side of the house has a balcony too...time to investigate.



Well, it doesn't look like I'll be seeing up there today. I hope that banister is gone soon, the suspense of what's up there is killing me! Never mind, there's still one room left to check out on this floor.


Oh, this would make a great office/workroom or maybe a sun room, that would be cool. I wonder what Minnie will turn it into. Maybe a craft room, she's big into crafty stuff. I'm the animal lover and she's the arty farty one.



Ooh, look...a couple of feathered friends...lets get closer...


...Closer...

...Closer...Ohh, their friendly!

I made a couple of new friends! A perfect end to a perfect day.

Speaking of friends, I better navigate my way down the bannister ladder and get Cavendish. It's almost dinner time and I'm sure he's going to be as hungry as I am. I might phone for take out and treat Hives and Mr Bubbles to dinner at my place for today's decorating. I wonder if they like Pizza....

13 comments:

  1. And who does not like pizza!?
    They are doing a great job! ;)
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks Eliana :)

      Yeah, Pizza is a natural cure-all and stress reliever :D

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  2. It's looks like your house is coming along nicely!

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    1. Thank you Minerva :)

      It'll take a bit of time to do up I guess, but since time is free we can afford plenty of it :D

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  3. WOW! It looks great! You're probably better off not going up to the 3rd floor until you get the all clear. I speak from experience. :) I hope my house looks as nifty as Minnie's once it's done. If it EVER gets done. Hives does nice work! Mr. Bubbles too!

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    1. Thanks Miranda! I'll pass on your compliments to Mr's Hives and Bubbles :) I would have tried fighting my way up to the 3rd but at the back of my mind was your mishap so I stayed firmly planted where I was :)

      I'm hoping Minnie's house turns out as cool as yours when it's done, heheh

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  4. Hi,your blog is full of amazing ideas!!! I'm a new follower of your work!!Miniregards from Spain.

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    1. Thank you!! Thank's also for stopping by, and for taking the time to let me know you were here :)

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  5. Hola Mini eres mi seguidora numero 500 y tengo un regalo para ti, en mi blog puedes verlo es un libro de Sue Heaser "Making miniature dolls with polymer clay".
    Cuando puedas mandame tu dirección a aliciminiaturas@gmail.com.
    Muchas gracias por seguirme y un beso
    Alicia

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    1. Gracias Alicia! Qué sorpresa tan maravillosa! Te enviaremos un correo electrónico ahora con mis datos :)

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  6. Hi! Love your stories and your house is wonderful! You take such great photos! "Hives" reminds me of "Grandpa" at my house. Always UP to something!
    Thanks for following my blog. :D

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    1. Thank you Kathi!! Hives is definitely always up to something and I'm so grateful for it, heheh. Without him the house would still be an empty shell, no doubt. He's very enthusiastic!

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  7. Your house is coming on SO well. I love all the attention to detail, and of coarse, your story-lines. Well done!

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