So it’s been a bit quiet around here for a little while. Sorry to those of you who were desperate for more thrilling updates on boilers and ceilings (and who isn’t desperate for those?!)
I’ve been a bit busy working, being too tired, watching tv, being too tired, sitting around and being too tired which is not a good combo for DIY-ing or blogging about DIY-ing.
I’ll try and do some round-ups of the bits I have been working on but for today I thought I’d revisit a post I wrote almost a year ago and do a general progress report as it is coming up to a year of owning The Penthouse.
A year ago I was still waiting for the paperwork to go through to buy the flat so I wrote a big long list of all the things that would need doing. Let’s see how far I’ve got…
Ceilingmaggeddon is over. In fact it was over a month ago but I’ve been super busy at work or sleeping since then so let’s just pretend it has only just finished. Just to recap, the ceilings in my flat were
I caught up with some old friends at Tom & Ali’s beautiful wedding and, as we are now occasionally grown up and sensible, we were swapping house renovation/purchase stories.
I thought I’d vaguely transcribe my summary of how The Penthouse is getting on and what is next so you get an overview too.
One of my earliest purchases for the flat was in fact a brand new keyring. Yes, this is a post about a keyring.
When I bought the penthouse I decided it was time to treat myself to a new keyring (because that is the wild fun stuff I like to do). I really wanted one that said ‘The Penthouse’ on it but couldn’t find one online. Also, if you search ‘penthouse’ online you will get products relating to the magazine of the same name…
I then looked into personalised keyrings and found a few ‘meh’ options online until I stumbled on Keytags by Various Projects. They have some very funny options available to order but they also do custom keyrings.
So all in all the penthouse stuff is going well. Lots to do and not really enough time to do it but also fun and interesting.
Then the ceilings nearly made me cry.