Day 296: Tiles Chosen, Ensuite Taking Shape, and an Evening at Nando’s

My eldest and I went out around 7.30 this morning (before I’d even had breakfast!) to three tile shops and came back with six more sample tiles. We knew that at least one of them would be ok.

When we got home we laid them all out on the floor and my daughter came up with a combination of three – two for the walls and one for the floor. When we discussed this with the plumber he asked us to rethink one of the tiles because it was a different shape to the rest.

After we worked through all of the tiles again, she came up with white lustre for the walls and then we’re going with a feature wall and the floor in a different colour. When I calculated online how much this would cost, I was horrified. I hadn’t realised how much tiles were, and we hadn’t even picked expensive ones. It’s going to look lovely though.

The ensuite update

The builders made good progress again today. Here is the wall with the cubby holes cut out ready for the shelves.

The floor is also down and there was more prep work going on. They were here for a good nine hours today.

After doing a full day’s work today and managing everything else going on, I was feeling a bit tired. My eldest had gone round to her friend’s and my youngest wanted to go to Nando’s to get chicken and chips. I said that I was going to have a lie down on the sofa for a short while first, so she played the piano with earphones in whilst I had a lovely nap.

Nando’s for dinner

We scanned the code outside the restaurant and got a table straight away. We’ve been there before so we know the drill. We walked in with our masks, sat at the table, scanned another code to bring up the menu and we placed our order online. Then we waited for the food to be brought over. All very organised and my chicken, chips and salad was delicious.

I had a lovely chat with my daughter and I was pleased that we’d made the effort to go out.

Until tomorrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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7 Responses to Day 296: Tiles Chosen, Ensuite Taking Shape, and an Evening at Nando’s

  1. Sheree says:

    You’re really making progress

  2. Kalvin Cinco says:

    Great job!
    I miss eating at Nando’s! I used to eat there regularly with some colleagues when I was in the UK for work.

  3. Tile is expensive, but seeing as how you picked large tile you won’t be using that much. Things are progressing, how exciting.

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