Monday, November 2, 2009

Found it.....only took six months.....

On Sunday I decided to tidy up in the living room. Our living room is one of those rooms, where it ends up being a dumping ground. So I gave it a half decent clean, and decided to unroll the living room rug and put it down. As I unrolled it, inside of it was the front hall rug from the last house.

When we moved in we looked high and low for that rug and couldn't find it. We actually thought we had left it at the old house. I wonder what else we will discover over the next few months?

I really enjoyed my Sunday, as I pottered around the house all day just doing bits and bobs of jobs. Dh spent the morning up in the attic, his home away from home!! He has more or less finished insulating the ceiling and has now got to only insulate behind the knee wall. Which may not seem like too much, its fiddly and will take time. I have to say it's made a difference so far, the upstairs of the house is a little warmer already. So the more we do, the warmer it will be.

He then went to get the last of the insulation, so we can now send away for another rebate, every little helps!!

Not sure if I mentioned it the other day, but I wrote all my Christmas cards. However I have ran into a bit of a problem, it turns out there is a postal strike in Britain at the moment. So I need to hang onto them until my mother tells me the strike is over. Not that I was mailing them until the third week of November anyhow. Fingers crossed they go back to work before then. I wanted to get them sent off a little earlier than normal, as with moving house a lot of people who I only "talk" too once a year, will not have our new address.

My mam and step-father's Christmas gift(s) I will order them from a British website and get them to deliver it (them), it's a lot easier than trying to rely on Canada Post or the Royal Mail.

7 comments:

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

That made me laugh Gill as we have finally just moved into our new home and that is the sort of thing I am expecting to happen. I like to potter too, love those days. You are certainly well ahead with your Christmas cards. I am expecting to get mine written sooner than expeced this year! A x

Linda said...

Hi Gill. I have a photo of the door posted now.

http://remotetreechanger.blogspot.com/2009/10/back-to-basics-challenge.html

Decadent Housewife said...

That's a crumb - postal strike going into Christmas. Glad you found your rug.

that british woman s brother said...

youve got 55 days till christmas dont stress

scrappy quilter said...

I'm wanting to send a few parcels to England too, however will be holding off until the strike is over.

Glad you found the rug.

Jacran Cottage said...

Ordering gifts from a British website - what a simple but brilliant idea!! My parents and I don't exchange gifts because we both resent paying the prices the respective post offices charge for shipping.

Anonymous said...

The postal strikes have been called off till after Christmas. I have to say I haven't had a single piece of post go astray or be delayed throughout the strikes.