I haven't been online much the last couple of weeks, only to check my emails. Most of my time has been spent delivering these.
It's not something I do regularly, in fact this is the first time I've done it - but needs must and all that. It can be quite monotonous so whilst on my rounds I decided which houses I would like to live in and which I wouldn't. Some made me feel very dissatisfied with my own house and some made me feel very grateful. I re-landscaped gardens and tried to peek inside front rooms. I also made some observations about being a delivery person.
1. A trolley-load of phone directories is very heavy.
2. The phone directory has been cleverly designed to be bent and squashed through even the smallest letterboxes.
3. If you aren't careful, some letterboxes could snap off your fingers.
4. People who happen to be outside and helpfully take the phone directory from you are not being helpful - we have to mark the delivery method on a sheet (the default being letterbox) and this slows us down.
5. Letterboxes are not always where you would expect to find them, one house had the front door fitted upside-down with the letterbox at the top. I couldn't deliver to that one.
6. All that walking is very good exercise, but I don't think I'd want to be a delivery person full time.
All this extra work didn't leave much time for thrifting, but I did manage to pop into the charity shops one day after job no. 1 last week and found the beautiful candlesticks at the top of this post - it's been a while since I found anything that made me catch my breath like they did.
This is my own front door - UPVC - I don't like it, not one bit, but it came with the house. Sadly the previous owner also removed the original tiles and brick ledges. I won't even start on what he did inside the house!
Greenery and moon-gazing hare outside, plus tiny mouse on windowsill.
I could really do with some spring colour in those pots, but I probably shan't get around to it.
I much prefer my neighbours front door across the road which has the original intact. Her frontage is also much better tended than mine (but then she is retired). I wonder if she'd like to swap houses with me. Still, the positive thing is, when I come out of my front door, my view is her pretty door, whilst her view is my not so pretty door.
I do have an original 1930's front door stashed away - I rescued it from another neighbour who was replacing his (with UPVC) with the idea that we could replace our 'not to my taste' front door with a lovely original one. We haven't yet, but maybe one day.
I ordered some Moo cards last week, they should be here soon, I'm so excited about them, here are a few of the pics I used (blasts from the past):
Thank you Clare at Daisy Darling for awarding me the Kreativ Blogger award - check out Clare's lovely blog and website if you haven't done so already!
My posting may be a little sparse over the next few weeks as I really need to get on and make some things for the Vintage & Handmade fair, which is looming a little too close for comfort now.
Enjoy your week!