Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Four Years On and Another Leap Day!

Today is a bit of a special day for me as it's 4 years ago today that I bought this house.  Nothing special about that you might think, but although it was 4 years ago it's only actually the first anniversary because the date was February 29th!

The first thing I did once I'd got the keys was investigate the shed (I'm a shed kind of girl who knows her priorities!).  It was painted a VERY bright blue (it's now cream) and had lots of interesting bits and pieces left in it and it smelt wonderful!

I didn't move in for another 5 days and at this time on the 29th Feb 2008 we were busy filling cracks in walls and preparing to paint.  I had wonderful friends who helped me and over the next two days we painted both bedrooms - changing the walls from strong colours to cream took several coats of paint and was hard work.  Then the bedroom carpets were laid and I moved in on the Thursday.

Stupidly I didn't take any pictures of the house and garden when I actually moved in, but this was the garden when I started tackling it and clearing the ground of ivy and other weeds

And this was the bathroom at the end of the first day of replacing the bathroom suite (much of the Edwardian plaster had blown and fell off when the tiles were removed!)

It's a lovely house with a very special garden and I'm looking forward to many more years of living here even though I can only mark the actual day every 4 years!


Rustic Vintage Country said...

Oh yes, sheds...I love them and remember spending many happy hours in my dads shed when I was quite small. Happy 1st (4th) anniversary! Suzy

Iz said...

I love the smell of sheds - and summerhouses, especially my Granny's old "shack", as she called it. It really stirs up my emotions!

Jo said...

It's nice when you find a house that you feel is home. February 29th must be very lucky for you, just a shame that it only comes around every four years.

Toffeeapple said...

This post reminded me of my uncle's shed in Bristol, it smelled of his woodworking things, gorgeous.

Happy anniversary!

Living to work - working to live said...

That looks like a beautiful garden!