Me, taking a water break at Dempseys corner orchard
This week seems to have flown by, with the school holidays rapidly coming to an end :( I do enjoy having the girls at home for two full months, especially with the weather being so nice 'most' of the time. This week the walls got painted in the study 'twice'. The first choice of paint was a pretty shade of robin's egg blue, it looked lovely on the tiny swatch card, and a similar colour looks great on Jemma's chest of drawers.Once we had covered two walls though I had to admit it was a mistake! It looked far too clinical and a bit sickly. I had already taped all the window frames and doors so it was just a case of painting over the blue once it had dried. The second choice is a subtle shade of oatmeal, which looks perfect. So perfect in fact that Jemma decided that she quite fancied the study as a bedroom! She has been kind of 'lost' in her beautiful, but large current bedroom for the last 2 years and the study with a little filing room off the side did make sense, now that she is in her final couple of years in high school. So we have spent quite a lot of time moving furniture, sorting out files, old school work etc... quite a project. Tonight her bed got moved in and her little bedside table and it is looking very cosy.
We enjoyed a shopping trip to Halifax over the weekend getting some final retail therapy out of the way. During the week on one of the nicer days we spent a morning picking fruit at Dempsey's corner orchard, a short drive away. The blackberries are coming on nicely down the lane behind our house and Amber and I often go and pick a bowl full as they ripen. Picking peaches and plums at Dempsey's farm