The old adage says that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions......
I was planning to write and post at least four more book reviews and several photo posts in the last week, but we have been having some much-needed work done on the wooden flooring throughout the ground floor of our house. This necessitated removing every book (there were a lot!) and scrap of furniture from the dining room and hall, and somehow finding room for everything in the other rooms.......
I ended up with the piano in the kitchen, where it still broods in solitary state, tripping up unwary members of the family whilst awaiting its imminent destruction. Nobody in the family can actually play it, and it is occupying room we cannot really spare
so we have made the sad and difficult decision to dismantle it, salvage
some of the nicer wooden parts to convert into book shelves and take
the rest of it in pieces to the dump, as we cannot find it a new home anywhere. Nobody wants a free piano, it seems, and even the rag and bone scrap collectors won't touch it due to its size :-(
On a happier note, the wooden floors are looking absolutely stunning after being stripped, sanded and given multiple coats of varnish. Gone is the gloomy and grubby-looking antique pine, and instead we are enjoying looking at our gorgeous light honey coloured flooring. We have now replaced the permanent furniture and books in the dining room and have been busy emptying the living room instead in preparation for the floor in that room to be done this week.
Book reviews and photos will appear sometime this week - I hope :-)