Apr. 8th, 2017 02:21 pm
kazzy_cee: (solar)
25: What's the weirdest place you've ever broken into?
I have never broken into anywhere - what an extremely odd question.

In other news - it's a lovely sunny day AGAIN! It was sunny but chilly earlier, but now it's warm in the sunshine. All the kitties are basking and I have been able to get a coat of paint on the garden bench Youngest Cee bought me for Christmas. I have had similar benches in the past and they benefit from being painted before they are assembled as this prolongs their life by many years. The coat of very thin varnish they are shipped with is just not up to the job which we found out to our cost the first time we bought the style of bench in the past. It's so warm the paint is drying extremely quickly, so I should be able to get a couple of coats on before this evening and then it might need one more, but hopefully tomorrow I can finally put it together and enjoy sitting in the sunshine on it.

It's been so light and sunny the last few days that the solar panels have been generating electricity like crazy and we have an app where we can check what they are doing which is fun. We've also exported a fair bit of electricity back to the grid, so hopefully the next cheque we get from the Government will reflect that :) Under the cut for a copy of what we've been generating for those interested.

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I've nearly finished the dragonfly commission. I'll hopefully post pictures tomorrow.  Happy Saturday all!
kazzy_cee: (ani cat)
My entry for [livejournal.com profile] monthlydiaryday is under the cut as yesterday was the 12th.

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It was a good weekend as along with the above we managed to get a lot of stones out of the flower bed at the front of the house. Presumably it was a rockery of some kind at one point. Lots of crappy paving slabs and blocks, but also some rather nice large pink granite rocks which I shall save.

Later this morning I'm going over to see [livejournal.com profile] lilachigh's garden and have coffee. I'm hoping the promised sunshine will continue today as I've risked putting some laundry on the washing line outside. I shall pick her brains about plants while I'm there. I need inspiration as I'm really keen to redesign our back garden over this summer. It will be a slow process as it's expensive so I don't want to make mistakes!

Happy Monday all!
kazzy_cee: (ani Eddie whoosh!)
Also - I don't appear to know what the date is as I posted the Day 18 answer for the December meme yesterday.  I really should know as I'm putting items on my advent calendar tree so I should have worked it out *head/desk*. To compensate I am completing the one I missed, which is: Day 17 → something that made you happy this year.

Lots of things made me happy, but the biggest thing was accepting an offer on our old house and getting the moving process underway, closely followed by moving and deciding around a week afterwards that it felt like we had been in the new house forever.  A good feeling.


Right - under the cut are some photos of the new completed tiling and a very messy kitchen and a photo of the stained glass mirrors I made.

A few photos )

In other news we danced at the belly dancing Christmas party last Thursday and I forgot to say it went very well.  There were around 85 people in the audience and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Our troupe have been invited ot dance at a show in Surrey in March which is exciting and our teacher will be putting on a show of her own in October for which there will be paying customers! She wants us to perform a few dances so it sounds like we will be learning a lot of new things. 
kazzy_cee: (3D)
Day 18 → your favorite photo this year

That's a tricky one!

I suppose the best photos are related to our house move.  Anyone interested can see the Estate Agent's photos here, and it was these that persuaded us to view the house and then of course the rest is history! ;)

In other news - the kitchen tiling is nearly finished. Some tiles needed to be cut to fit and Mr Cee had to wait until this weekend to do that as it's too dark in the evenings to do things like that outside - also - cold! So tomorrow is going to be grouting day and then it just needs a coat of a protecting sealant to ensure it's all water tight which I will do on Monday.  Hoorah!  There will be photos once the grouting is done as it does look rather fabulous now, but will look even better tomorrow.

But for now I have to persuade Lady to stop sitting on my lap as I type, as I need to clean the counter tops and get some dinner sorted out...

Happy Saturday!
kazzy_cee: (ani red Christmas tree)
Day 11 → talk about volunteering/charity this year is the December meme question.

I donate every year to charities close to my heart so that is an ongoing thing. As far as volunteering goes - I haven't done anything useful this year.  I did volunteer to dance in the belly dancing show - does that count? On Thursday we have our belly dance Christmas party and I volunteered to dance again :)

In other news the kitchen tiling is coming along...

Photos )
It already looks much fresher and will be far more practical behind the sink and gas hob (much easier to wipe down and keep clean!).  The tiles are white marble with grey and the odd brown vein running through which so far looks fabulous.  Hopefully we will finish putting the tiles up today and then it's just a matter of treating them with a sealant (as marble is porous) and then grouting them with white grout which should tie the whole thing together.  Really pleased with it so far.
kazzy_cee: (3D)
Day 10 → a photo of you taken over ten years ago

So that would be before 2006..... I really have very few photos of me!  Under the cut is one of me looking bored, but in fact I was listening to the instructor telling my two boys how to climb into the trees to do the assault course at a Center Parcs holiday in Suffolk in July 2003.

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In other news the tiling of the kitchen is progressing and the Christmas tree is decorated and looking fabulous.

More tomorrow.
kazzy_cee: (ani falling leaves Autumn)
I've just caught up with my f-list and seen all the lovely recs at [livejournal.com profile] buffyversetop5. Run and see them! There are loads of lovely things to read and look at!

What else have I been up to you ask (well maybe you don't, but I'm listing it anyway):
under a cut to spare you, includes some photos )

Last night Mr Cee and I went out to see Doctor Strange which was great fun.

teeny spoilers )
Afterwards we had a meal out, so it was nice it turned into a date night.

This weekend is busy as we have lot of 'little' jobs to do around the house. This morning I even got ahead and bought 3 Christmas baubles! I'd better get on!

Happy Saturday!
kazzy_cee: (3D)
I now seem to be able to upload photos!  So here is the main living space - it's hard to see as both photos were taken when outside was really bright so my poor little phone camera wasn't cooperating and makes it look darker than it is indoors.

However, you can now see the horrible dark charcoal grey wall, and now we have a white wall with the little recess for the doors picked out in a very pale green light reflective paint.  Trust me, it is very much brighter.... (also note sprawled Tiger in the second photo *g*)

Today I am putting together flat packed wardrobes.  It always takes a lot longer than I think it will, but they were delivered at 7.15am so that was a bonus.  I have 4 carcasses to put together for our bedroom, and so far one of them has taken me around an hour and a half.  I'm hoping the next three will be quicker now I've worked out how to do it.

Right - back to it!!


Nov. 29th, 2015 07:15 pm
kazzy_cee: (winter)
Well I think it's definitely winter now as it's blowing a hoolie outside and the temperature has been very cold over the last week.  I also don't like that it's been getting dark around 2pm for several days - all I want to do is hybernate!!

However, I have only got until Wednesday to get myself sorted out for the small Christmas fair I am going to try and sell some of my stained glass stuff at and so I have been braving the cold and working in the garage to make some "stock"....
The photo above (clicky for larger) shows some of the items I've made which include tree decorations like stars and angels, and leaves and larger items such as Christmas tree and snowflake suncatchers and tealight holders.  I am not going to make anything else now as I don't want to end up bringing things home and I really have no idea how much I might sell so I don't want to make too much.  I've also taken photos of things that I can made 'to order' if people are interested, and printed off some business cards with a proper trade name and everything....

In other news Youngest Cee has been to more interviews and turned down a full time job as it wasn't going to be easy to get to or in the sector he wanted to work in.  It was a good ego boost to be selected from the over 50 applicants though!  It looks like he might have a voluntary internship at one of the large museums in London - he was interviewed this week and they seemed very positive and will confirm next week.  He also has an interview on Monday for a short term paid internship at another organisation (I'm not goiing to jinx it - but if he gets it it's going to be a very pretigious thing for his CV).  He is quite nervous because he really, really wants to get the three month (possibly six month) opportunity - so good vibes for Monday morning would be appreciated!

Once Wednesday is out of the way I shall be writing and sending Christmas cards out as it will be December!  I have mostly bought all the things for the people I buy presents for, just a few bits and pieces if I see anything nice. Good grief - I am so organised! :)

However, I have let the housework lapse and so that will urgently need to be sorted out too - you can't quite write your name in the dust in some rooms.... but it's close!

Happy Sunday all! :)


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