A busy day for me yesterday as I had to work and then we went to friends for a bar b que , however when I was at work a few people asked what i was doing for the weekend and I replied honestly and said watching my husband start filling in our porch!
I of course am on hand to supply tea and interference! Yes interference, you know , when you say are you putting that there? should you do x y z first? I thought we agreed that we'd ( the royal we'd of course) do it this way?
We had the wood delivered on Monday for all the things that are about to happen around the house.
and it's all in the carport ready to be used. While I was at work yesterday Paul started and cut and put together the base that you can see on the right in the photo.
And this is the porch. we are going to enclose it between the two brick pillars. Moving the doorway forward and putting in a new front door. By doing this we will be able to have a full sized coat cupboard inside on the left and a lovely new entrance.
These are are plans , we have of course tweaked them and will be having a stained glass window and not the six bar glass in the door. Paul will be making the window.
So this morning Paul's been removing the tongue and groove wooden ceiling from this side of the porch because this will be plasterboard once it becomes part of the hallway.
Now a few years back we had wasps going up the edge of the pillar and into the roof space, we don't normally worry about wasp making nests and would just leave them to go about their business. Unfortunately this being so close to the front door and getting more and more wasps buzzing about, we had to have it destroyed.
So today as Paul removed the boarding the old wasps nest slowly emerged!
These nests are such a wonderful work of art, how they have turned wood they have stripped from fencing and trees into building material for their nests.
This nest would normally be a much lighter pale brown/cream but this is several years old so as darkened up.
lots of dirt? at the bottom.
alas these things are too fragile to save and this is the end of that beautiful natural structure.
such fine waspmanship!
And so Paul's out there clearing up and getting ready to continue with the build.
Now I'd like my readers/followers of the blog to let me know if you are happy with me sharing all the other things non doll related on this blog or if you are thinking... I don't want to know /care about that where are the Sasha's!! If the consensus is we don't want this house /life stuff, I'll move it onto a separate blog and just do only doll related posts here. when I do these types of posts I feel like we are sitting having a cup of tea and a chat but some may not want this chat, So now's the time to let me know .
Moving on to doll related but this time not Sasha , as I mentioned before I have been buying a few other dolls, since my Sasha fix seems to be fulfilled at present.
I have long been fascinated by the BJD dolls ( Ball Jointed Dolls) because of just how realistic their posing is.
So over the last couple of months I have bought myself a few. The one I'm showing you today was the last to arrive although she was the first one I ordered. her wait time was supposed to be 30 to 60 days , so around two months but she did not arrive for four months!
What I loved about her is her quirkiness , she is such an individual style and I wanted her as soon as I saw her , so please meet Suki Sue.
She's with her rabbit sitting in the Alpine bed.
I'm looking forward to getting to know and play with her. Seeing what poses and places she can go.
Well I must go and see what Paul's up to plus do some sorting out of my own.
have a lovely bank holiday for those having one and a lovely weekend for those not.
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