27 October 2010

Randomness

The last few weeks have flown past, with their good bits and their really not so good bits.....but in the midst of it all there has been little time to post. So today's post has the title of randomness....

Milan

I realised that I hadn't finished my holiday round-up......After my trip to Venice I took the train back to Milan to spend a couple of nights with friends and to have a wander round Milan - I've been many times to the city (about 8 or 9) but still love to visit the Duomo, eat panzerotti and do a little shopping....




House update:

Remember the fireplace I removed in the kitchen....the one that left the scary hole in the wall.....


Well, my friends 75-year old father came and bricked it up.....


And then plastered over it....hole no more!


I've painted the living room and the bedroom pale grey - it's by Dulux and called Clouded Pearl 3 and I am happy with the result. The ceiling in the hall is no longer bright red - it's now white and the walls will be joining it soon......the curtains are made and hanging in the bedroom and one day, sometime in the not so distant future, I hope that there will be a kitchen!

Shoes

A meeting in Glasgow yesterday allowed me 15 minutes to run into a couple of shoe shops to replace my favourite shoes that had died a death last week (a hole in the toe in pouring rain is never a good thing).



I am a lace up shoe fan, a buckle up shoe fan.....have to be really as my feet are so skinny shoes without laces or buckles just don't stay on.....these brogues - black leather and black patent leather are just the thing.....made by Bertie.

And as for the view from my window on Tuesday morning....no filter...just the amazing red sky....



4 comments:

Arctic Mum said...

Oh, these were lovely randoms! Cool shoes - so elegant! And a farewell to the fireplace sounds good.

life in yonder said...

I love the random photos of your every day tid bits.

I think you are brave for closing up the fire place... I think I never would have dared to do something as bold... unless the chimney didn't work and you could not use it...

Bethany Hissong said...

Did you take the photo of the candles in the church this time or on a past trip? I just found a bunch of photos from you and this one like this was in there! I love it. I also love your shoes... that's the artist in you coming out!!

Di said...

Hi Beth - well spotted - it is an old photo but so represents what I love about Milan and the Duomo that I couldn't help myself but to post it again ;o)