It seems like a long six weeks since we ordered the sun blinds for the downstairs windows and bifolds, and the blackout blinds for the bedrooms upstairs, but on Thursday this week they arrived.... The chap from Premier blinds worked really quickly and in a few hours all 12 were up! And the best thing was they all fitted perfectly, unlike our other previous attempts.
The '3%' material is dark grey so you can't really see them when they are up and when they are down, they cut out 97% of the UV, but you can still see through them... The wonders of modern technology!! We could have really done with them last weekend - it's typical that today the sun has gone and it's overcast with no need for blinds... Having them in the bedroom is great though and it's much easier to sleep in a slightly darkened room. And we can now have guests to stay in the upstairs bedrooms without needing to pile pillows and duvets in the window sills to try and block out the light.
We also reached another milestone this weekend, as we welcomed the 100th visitor to TBISO. It will soon be time to record the commentary that goes with the house tour... Not bad seeing as we have only been here for 3 months...!