So what's happening? The place is looking slightly forlorn since the previous owners removed their things, but hopefully we'll start to make some headway on decorating a couple of rooms fairly soon and make it our own. How long can it really take after all? - Hah!
I have managed a couple of firsts -painting my first paint test strips ever in my own home! (I'm currently thinking of going with Farrow and Ball's 'Mizzle' for the living room -sort of a muted Eau de Nil colour). And I have also bought a new door knocker for the front door. True to form i have made it look horrible in the photo. It is not bulbous looking and painted in a horrible high gloss paint. It is lovely and delicate looking, cast in iron so with a nice weight to it. Its a french georgian 'Fatima's hand' door knocker. The hand of Fatima is meant to ward off the evil eye, or just plain unluckiness. Apparently. Maybe it means that decorating the place will be wonderfully easy and nothing will ever go wrong.