Remember ...

If not now, when?

Monday, 1 March 2021

Summerhouse Rescue

Summerhouse Rescue.

Just before Christmas the summerhouse became a dumping ground for stuff destined for charity and recycling ... I’ll get rid of it all after Christmas I told myself.  Out of sight, out of mind until then.  

Sound familiar?

The summerhouse detritus included a pair of armchairs bought at the beginning of last year that quite simply were a mistake online purchase.  They looked just perfect in the pictures but the reality was that the backs were too high for the intended room and the result was an over cluttered space and a jarring eyeline.  

So they had to go. 

A piled up hot mess of arm chairs, Roman and Venetian blinds ... You get the picture eh.  

Anyway, I quickly turned a blind eye to the mess at the end of the garden and moved on.  Then the lethargy that is winter ailments took centre stage in “after Christmas“ and we missed our charity/recycling window when we went into lockdown 2.0. late January. 


(More on that dated CD rack, bottom left, in another post)

And now in late February, with the opening of charity shops still a distant dream, I was facing the spring birdsong evenings without the cosy comfort of the summerhouse because of the charity donations sitting in the summerhouse where I should be sitting!



But fear ye not.  A few days ago I awoke to the thrill of a spine-tingling eureka moment!  I “repurposed” the unwanted armchair squatters and repositioned the bits and bobs, and after a whirlwind clear out and spring clean the summerhouse is now back in business. 


My repurpose idea  brainwave was to actually USE most of the bits and bobs in situ, like the armchairs.  
A plan so simple you could pin a tail on it and calm it a weasel!
Totally useless stuff (blinds, a dated CD player etc etc) were placed in the car boot ready for when the recycling dump starts up again. 

Think I deserve a spring evening G&T in here, don’t you?

Please follow this link to see my little summerhouse in moving pictures form!

Have you had any eureka moments lately?

Hugs, Mary x. 


#guernseytogether #guernseylife #eveningaperos #springevenings #springeveningbirdsong #eveningbirdsong #summerhouserescue #summerhouse #summerhousestyle #summerhouses #summerhousedecor #summerhouseretreats #summerhouselife


  1. We have been having a clear-out prior to moving... may have overdone it! Big, empty rooms!!!

    1. How good that you’ve cleared out in advance of moving. And you’ve made the house big and spacious too, which buyers love, so it’s a win win for you Jacqui.
      Hugs x.

  2. Mary, your summerhouse is the perfect place for a G&T; to curl up with a book; to sit and contemplate looks a lovely, calm relaxing space and very coastal in its design. I know you live not far from the sea; and I can imagine looking at your summerhouse that you can see the sea from the windows - even if you can't. I love those armchairs; they look so comfortable.

    That was a brilliant Eureka moment!

    Take care

    1. No Vronni, I can’t see the sea from these windows, but I can HEAR it as I sit here IF the wind is in the right direction!
      Hugs x.

  3. It seems to have turned out very well Mary (there I remembered your name for once - lol) I love the colour scheme hun, well done. x Jacqui x

    1. Thanks Nancy!!! It has turned into a very cosy space indeed, a living area extension to the house. Ask hubs to put one up in your garden, then you can use the My Summerhouse Insta location too, Jacqui!!
      Hugs x.

  4. I was diagnosed as HEPATITIS B carrier in 2013 with fibrosis of the
    liver already present. I started on antiviral medications which
    reduced the viral load initially. After a couple of years the virus
    became resistant. I started on HEPATITIS B Herbal treatment from
    ULTIMATE LIFE CLINIC ( in March, 2020. Their
    treatment totally reversed the virus. I did another blood test after
    the 6 months long treatment and tested negative to the virus. Amazing
    treatment! This treatment is a breakthrough for all HBV carriers.