The old conservatory did excellent service for almost 20 years...
But it was poorly insulated, leaked and severely restricted the light in the dining room.
Now I have a lovely light new room, with carpets that match through the whole of the ground floor. I'm SO pleased with it.
There are a few patchwork cushions and a small quilt in there at the moment that I might replace. I've got some lovely pale purple/grey/blue/green fabrics in the stash that will make a new quilt and a few cushions. I've also decided to move a few bits from my blue and white pottery collection onto the window sills.... I just need to have a sort out in the kitchen and decide what's going where!
Yesterday Mum and Dad came round for a little 'celebrating the finished conservatory' lunch.
I got out my two tier cake stand, tea plates etc. so that we could do the whole thing 'in style'. We sat and chatted in the sun for about 3 hours.... which was so relaxed and lovely.
And - yesterday morning - this wee beastie arrived on the drive too!
It's a brand new (26 miles on the clock) Discovery 5.
It's the car provided by the insurance company until our old Discovery is sorted out.
(Basically we've got it because the 'normal' vehicles provided to cover periods of accident repair aren't capable of moving a full size harp or towing a 3 1/2 tonne car trailer!)
It's ENORMOUS and it took me several hours to pluck up the courage to drive it!
Now I've got used to it... I actually quite like it.
Ofcourse 'Petrol Head Mark' has fallen in serious love!!
Sadly my old Discovery was declared a 'write off' this morning - so we're now in the process of negotiating a settlement and finding a replacement. We won't be buying a Discovery 5 though... Mark told me last night that this car is currently being sold for £65,000!!!!!!!! (Now I'm even more nervous about driving it......!) Mark's tasked me to go up a local 4X4 garage this afternoon and see how much a similar condition, 15 year old vehicle will cost.
How did I ever find time to teach????