The progress at Lilac Hill is staggering! The bathroom is completely walled in and the hallway is nearly complete. The black and white room is being furnished currently and there will be pictures soon. The argyle room has been rearranged to suit an occupant. Vivian's brother Grayham Merriweather (Gray, for short) has moved in! He is quite the jet setting playboy but he has promised to stay awhile at Lilac Hill and help Viv with renovations. While she's happy for the company, Gray has not been much help so far since he rarely is home! When he's not brokering business deals or checking in on investment properties, he's out on hot dates. This man about town is very popular with the fairer sex and doesn't he love it!
There are a few new pets in the house as well. Pip the dog has made fast friends with Tick, so they mostly hangout in Viv's attic bedroom. Once the black and white room is finished, Cousin Prudence and her poodle, Chaucer, will be arriving. The child of missionaries, she grew up mostly in the far east and recently earned her Master's in Asian studies.
Viv has been enjoying sewing curtains and pillows lately and is trying to learn to knit. She loves making things for the house and mending for Gray. She still has no interest in cooking, but hopefully cousin Pru will!!