Friday, 11 July 2014

Retirement Lifestyle ... this week

The beach house renovation continues! It's Week 5.

Again this week wild, wild weather lashed the bay. This large catamaran broke it's moorings and was blown towards the beach in front of our beach house. Fortunately a chain it was dragging caught on this jetty and prevented it from beaching. Rescue was challenging - and kept us entertained for a couple of hours.

Richie the tiler applied the grout - and the tiling was complete. He has done an amazing job. John has painted the ceilings and so the bathrooms are now ready for the second fix!

The flushing team arrived. We were so impressed with their teamwork and the quality of their work. Three days and they were done!

Mixers are not only useful in the kitchen!!!

Oh, the dust left after the flushing team had completed sanding back! I used a broom to sweep it from the walls to ready them for undercoating. I can recommend this activity as a great little workout for the shoulder and tricep muscles!

Grandsons 1 and 2 were great little helpers painting on the undercoat in the kitchen - behind where the cupboards will go!

The undercoat is on the walls, the ceiling has been painted twice - and the LED downlights are in!

I really, really, really loved this colour - and had intended to use it for a feature wall in the front bedrooms. Unfortunately it just doesn't work as I had intended - so it was a bit of a pipe dream really! Oh well, back to the drawing board!

We are painting the walls throughout a paler shade of grey - Magnesium - from the Taubmanns colour range. Woodwork will be painted polar white to contrast.

Daughter, Sophie and son-in-law, David have flown in for a few days to project manage/assist us! Sophie and I have the job of cleaning and painting the architraves and skirting boards. This is just a few of them!

To complete an amazing week the kitchen people rang yesterday to say that the kitchen will go in ... on Monday!!! No pressure to get the painting done at all!

Please share any painting tips that you swear by - I'm in need of all the help I can get!

Some links to explore this weekend

  • I'm sure it's not too late to participate in Dry July - a fundraiser that challenges you to go booze-free for a month to support adults living with cancer. A great cause - give it your support!
  • To support Dry Julyers - a mocktail to sip on this weekend!
  • If you are heading off on a travel adventure anytime soon here are 50 travel tips worth knowing.
  • Cooking for a crowd in this freezing winter weather! This Big Ass Chilli might hit the spot!
  • Stay healthy this winter with these health tips.

Have a great week!



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