Those selfish animals of mine forced me to get out of bed just before 5h00 this morning. Jessie starts a sort of wild ride on one of my hips, which is a bit odd but not terrible, but Choco has started reaching up next to my bed and swatting my face. It’s not nice to be woken up that way, especially when it’s dark and cold.
Anyway, as I trudged down the passage to feed the vermin and get my coffee going, it struck me that I could turn this into a positive thing: since I was up, I may as well use the time to get going with my day and tackle the Big Item on my list – tidying the lounge. I have a friend coming for tea tomorrow and there is no way I can let her into the flat the way it is now. Literally or figuratively.
In order to reach the Tidy Lounge state, I need to finish a mosaic mirror frame that a friend has commissioned. It is round, nearly one metre in diameter, so I am working on the lounge floor to give myself enough space with it. Happy to say I have now completed the first stage of grouting, and tonight it will get the second. (I know not all mosaicers do it that way but I prefer it, I think it gives a smoother and better finish.)
I chose iridescent glass in shades of mother-of-pearl through to a soft peachy shade. It picks up the light in different ways, and looks amazing.
Right, enough of that, I’m off to continue with my resolution.
To be continued…