I wish.... ...no babbling brook here - still pulling up water from the well to stop the garden from becoming a desert!
A professional has painted the top of the stairs today - hooray! So nice to have it all done.
He also cleared a nettle/weed patch in the garden...
I need to make sure the weeds don't grow back again!
While he was doing that, I was (once again) employed on preparing and painting shutters. I prepared and undercoated two big ones (the kitchen window) in situ as they were too heavy too lift off and then took one off the middle room window. These shutters are really bad, with the paint mostly fallen off and the wood not in very good condition. However, they are saveable, I think and will certainly look a lot better painted.
Once I had cleaned up, I moved the sofa into this middle room, as this is where Tor will sleep next week and the fire is being moved in here soon too, so it will be a really cosy room in the winter. Also, the heat from the wood burner will go upstairs and help to heat the bedrooms, so it's a win/win situation!
Maybe I'll get a chance to do a little more on my socks tonight...
...they're nearly finished!