Sorry for the lack of posts, it's been a busy few days since Alan came home full time.
We've had an electrician in to replace all the lights in this half of the kitchen we've had problems with them ever since we bought this house, but now it's all sorted and the new low energy spotlights that are in place will use even less power from the solar panels and battery back up system ... and the kitchen and bathroom are both ten times brighter.
On top of all this this week we have had internet issues, it turned out our router had died a quiet and dignified death and has now, after much faffing about, been replaced with a younger fitter model ... and just like that we are back in internet action.
I took photos while everything was out of the kitchen and bathroom to inspire me to keep decluttering. It was so calming to have empty shelves and surfaces.
We cleared it all out early in the day as the electrician was coming at teatime to do the job, so it meant I got to enjoy the clear space and simplicity for a good few hours. It didn't take him very long to do, so while everything was out we had a good spring clean and then finished off by re-oiling the shelves and worktops with Danish Oil, and then as we were going out for all of the following day we left everywhere bare for the oil to be properly absorbed.
I didn't want to put everything back the next evening I was just enjoying the delicious sparseness so much .....
... but stepping into the living room and seeing the windowsill in there made it a rather foregone conclusion that things really did have to go back to their rightful places ;-)
I've been busy sorting through my rather large book collection yesterday and today and this post was just a little break between shelves now that the computer is back in action, but now I suppose it's time to get back to work .... I'm finding it very cathartic all this sorting.