Hens and Chickens

Hens and Chickens

Saturday, 4 August 2012


This blog post is a little late -very late.  Somewhere between my last post and this one, I lost my dolls house mojo.  

That's not to say I haven't been diligently sticking on even more brickslips.  I have stuck on so many that all I could see if I closed my eyes was brickslips.  When I went to sleep all I dreamt of was brickslips.  Sweet dreams or nightmares - it started to become a waking nightmare!

My husband and son became throughly fed up of me asking the same question over and over - are they straight?  Yes, they assured me, but still I couldn't see it.  The brick rows went up, they went down, in fact anywhere but straight.  But they had to be straight, because I had already marked a grid of straight lines before I started working.  My eyes began to play optical illusions on me.  It was time for a break.

I put everything away and didn't look at it for two weeks.  It was the best thing I could have done.  When I somewhat reluctantly started to work on my basement again, I found that I could instantly see that yes, the rows of bricks were straight.  So I slowly started where I had stopped, and found it so much easier as the fog cleared from my befuddles brain (and eyes).  

So this is where I am at the moment.  After the front is finished, I have both of the sides to do, lay the crazy paving in the walled garden, lay the flagstones in the hall and kitchen, quarry tiles in the scullery, and modify the paving which I put down in far too much of a hurry on the pavement.  Then everything has to be sealed and then grouted.  At times I feel daunted, at others I love the challenge.  But the thought of bricking the main house is worrying me a little.

So why was I sidetracked?  Well about eight weeks ago, three little whirlwinds came into my life.  Elena, Stefan and Damon.  Full marks for spotting I am a Vampire Diaries fan!  Who are they?  A picture is worth a thousand words, so let me introduce you to Stefan and Elena (Damon was feeling a tadge camera shy).

Ms Divers x

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