Saturday, 4 September 2010

Front Door

This post is designed to convince Anthony that we need a new front door.  He seems to think that the uPVC beauty currently in place is great (something about insulation and safety.  Pffft, who cares for practical concerns when you could have a PINK door?!)

Image by zanoushka

Or maybe purple? Image by Canon Spark.  (Side note – check out this set on Flickr – coloured doors galore)

Somehow I don’t think either of those are going to convince him.  Also, the front door will need to be in-keeping with the age of the house.  The front  looks like this (second one along, red bricks, obviously sans the snow):

You can see it from the inside here.

I’m thinking white wooden door perhaps, or untreated wood? Some inspiration:

Image by meg nicol

Image by beeeeeker

Love this one! Image by franklin_hunting

Image by la fattina

Image by Andrew Stawarz

Image by dflintandco

Image by dflintandco – lots more here – 123 more to be precise.

 

Image by dflintandco.

Now I just need to hope that I can get something similar at a reasonable price.  And then find out how you hang a front door.  I have a sneaky feeling it’s more complicated than it seems…

Thursday, 2 September 2010

West Wales

We’re back in the real world after a short trip to Pembrokeshire.  We visited Saundersfoot and Tenby:

The weather was glorious.

There were some amazing views. (Really very many. This is the edited-within-an-inch-of-it’s-life selection)

We stumbled upon the view below by accident – there was much oohing and aahing.  If you have a magnifying glass you can spot the golf course where we played golf the following day.

We had the opportunity (possibly once-in-a-life-time!) to attend a pig race.

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We visited some of Anthony’s family in their great new home in Saundersfoot.  I got to meet Michelle and her lovely family for the first time!

After Saundersfoot and Tenby we moved a little further north, and stayed in a really cool place – Gellifawr.  It’s in the middle of nowhere, but really worth it. We were spontaneously upgraded and stayed in the Eagle’s Nest Cottage, which has been converted from part of an 18th Century Mill House.

The upgrade meant there was room for our friends Kayleigh and Scott to stay with us (how glamorous they are!).

Thanks for the great company guys! There was some wine, and some cheese. It didn’t last too long.  (There was also some Tequila, kidnapped umbrellas and a run-in with some Fairy Liquid, but that’s another story.)

BEFORE:

SHORTLY AFTER:

We took a trip to Fishguard (yes, more views):

And also visited an ancient burial chamber:

And the beach!

We played some golf (can you see my golf ball REALLY close to the flag? Closer than Anthony’s? ‘Tis true!)

I got to wear my new bargain-silk-scarf:

There was also some antique-shop-hunting:

And generally a lot of fresh air.  Looking back on it all now, I can’t believe we squeezed so much in.

Gellifawr

(image above facebook-pinched from Kayleigh).