Angela, Marlene and Jo, if you could please send me your contact details to thriftdeluxe at gmail.com I will parcel some fabric up for you. Although I won't be able to post them until the start of May, due to roof hangover cashflow issues, if this is a problem then I apologise.
Speaking of the roof, the work is done! As I mentioned, things got off to a shaky start on Monday, but after that it was plain sailing and by Thursday afternoon the work was done. The scaffolding was removed on Friday and the skip was taken away, so by teatime on Friday we were all done and dusted, other than a bit of sweeping on the footpath at the front of the house. The building assessor has visited all ready and given us the thumbs up too.
The guys did a great job, were exceptionally polite and didn't cause too much disruption. We took a deep breath and paid the bill and now we just have to wait for the insurance certificate, guarantee and other bits and bobs to arrive. The tiles are a near perfect match to the originals which is just what we wanted, so we have lost none of the "character", if 60's houses have character.
I have now been given the role of dressing the side window every week at the charity shop. The manager was very impressed on her return (I think she was genuine, not just glad to have one less job to do) and I confess I have received a lot of positive comments about it, so that's a good thing. The manager also asked me to pick out the outfits for the main window yesterday. I don't know if she'll use them, but it was fun to do it, but also hard as there's so much space to fill. Kezzie, I'll try to get a photograph of the window, although we have sold quite a few things since I first did it so it doesn't look quite the same as it did on Tuesday.
We are changing our phone and broadband provider this week too, so we'll be saving a few bob and hopefully won't have too much disruption, fingers crossed.