As those of you who read this blog regularly will know....my darling sister Esther and her 3 children are arriving early on Friday morning, for a short visit from their home in Eastern Australia. To say I'm excited is a complete understatement!
They will mostly be staying at my parents' farm...it's much bigger than here with plenty of room for the children to let off steam...(my niece is 9, my nephews 7 1/2 & 4) and I can stay there too along with our youngest sister, Lucy & her little boy. All of us together again (the first time in over 3 years) Sheer bliss.
But halfway through their 2 weeks, the 4 of them will stay here for a few nights....it's so convenient to be able to walk to pllavces & not use the car...the park is here....the Roald Dahl museum...the Coffee Tree....the churchyard... the cinema (very important!) and our beautiful new theatre too. It'll be so much fun! In anticipation, we have been transforming our (one and only) spare room at the top of the house.
Today, I'm going to show you the 'before' pictures. As Esther reads the blog, and I want her to have a surprise, I'll wait until they're on the way before I post the 'after's!!
Our attic room is a beautiful one...overlooking the churchyard and the treetops! It's where I do my writing, too. But a little while ago we had the roofspace above properly insulated - which meant that everything that had been stored up there had to come down into the room. Cue chaos. I didn't really want to show these pictures, as I was so ashamed! But I feel better now that it's so different....so here goes....
I live with my gorgeous husband, Paul and our wire fox terrier, Alice, in a small country town.I have cooked professionally for 30 years (boy, does that sound OLD!) and now run Sugar Moon, an online brownie business, as well as a small wholesale bakery, which I love. In any rare spare time I'm working on my first novel and a cookbook based on my business. I love Mozart above most things, but also adore reading, movies,visiting different countries,walking Alice, eating & all things foodie as well as spending time with my beloved friends and family....I hope you enjoy my blog!