Well I got really sick and tired of looking at the space around our fire, it was dreary and hard to keep clean with all the fire wood traipsing in and out, dirty feet coming in and out the sliding doors. So I decided to give it a little make over today (one of many I'm yet to start!!). Firstly I packed the kids in the car and went to Romsey to pick up a lovely big cane basket to store the fire wood in, we had seen these a couple of weeks back when we'd been up there for a drive.
Then it was just a case of getting rid of the old, a good old fashioned vacuum and mop to make sure it was all spotless and then I placed in the basket filled it with wood and hung the painting up that I had picked up in a gallery in Perth about 15 years ago.
And although I'd still like a few new things in this space, I think for now it looks great.