Last weekend was a getting sorted sort of weekend. I got rid of the mattress that has been sitting in my dining room for a few weeks now. It was on my bed, but I replaced it with the Emma mattress that I’d recently reviewed. I held onto it for a few weeks, just in case I didn’t like the new mattress, but I love it so all’s good there. It was quite a new mattress and it seemed a shame to throw it away. I offered it to a couple of local charities, but they either didn’t have the space or were a bit sniffy about taking ‘bedding’. So I put a note up on our local Facebook page offering a fish tank and a mattress free to someone who could collect and my hand was soon bitten off on both counts. In fact, I ended up delivering the fish tank as it was to someone very local and then I had the space freed up. I saw the future resident of our tank: a turtle who has to currently share his tank with fish (there is a divider to separate them). The lady who had it had a lot of pets including a chameleon. I was glad to get rid of the mattress because it was taking up space, but we will miss being able to use it as a background for phtos.
As well as getting rid of unwanted items, we spent some time making these coasters. They are my Mother’s Day present from H. They took a couple of days to make as they needed to dry between coats, but I’m quite impressed with them.
I’ve had a busy week on the blog, but I’ve been powering through my to-do list. I did a few photo shoots for various posts and this one I took in the front garden. Mostly I like to take pictures in the back, so people don’t look at me as if I’m mad while I’m taking photos.
On Friday I needed H to let me take some pictures for another review: a suit. Whilst he helpfully got changed, getting him to take some useful shots proved difficult. I wasn’t convinced the photo shoot needed the addition of a water pistol, but H apparently felt it did. Thankfully I did get a few decent shots in between, but it was quite hard work.