Friday, 14 May 2010

Bits & Bobs

Apologies for being such a slacker on the blogging front this week but things have been slightly chaotic around here!  As most of you probably know from my incessant Facebook/Twitter moaning, the upgrading of my house has me on the verge of a nervous breakdown!

We've been getting up super early (for us) to let the builders come in and do their stuff and then at night having to lug stuff around so that they can move to the next's like musical box moving!!!  I now have shiny new radiators, which are lovely.  The only downside is that they are smaller than the old ones, so now I have nice undecorated patches in each room!!  Same goes for the carpet which now has the holes for the radiator pipes in the wrong place....eek!!

I also have a new space age boiler that looks like it could fly alien space shuttle all by itself. It's amazingly more efficient than the old boiler and really kicks out the heat...hopefully will save me some money too!!  Yesterday the electrician was supposed to come and re-wire the house but for whatever reason didn't make it, so they are coming on Monday instead.  I think this is the part I'm looking forward to the least because as I understand it, it involves ripping wires out of the wall!!  Let's hope I'm overreacting and all will be fine!

Then on Wednesday my new should be kitchen arriving.  This is what I'm most excited about!  My current kitchen is awful and very badly designed, part of the problem being that I have four doorways leading into and out of the kitchen!  Never mind as of Wednesday it will be gone and I will have modern convenience in it's place!!!

Thankfully it's now the weekend and we are going to chill out.  Chick is waiting impatiently for Glee to start. I have a bottle of Vino in the fridge calling my name and am about to jump into my PJ's for at least the next 18 hours!!!

Also in being such a slacker this week I completely forgot about drawing the Lisa Jewell book draw and the winner is HAYLEY!!!  (We did film it as usual but my memory card has corrupted again and I can't download the video!!) Hayley to claim your prize please e-mail me by Monday at 5pm if I don't hear from you it will be re-drawn and given to some-one else!!

Hope y'all have a grand weekend!!!


  1. We have some gaps in our bedroom carpet where we took out a fitted cabinet... still we're hoping to do some major work on our house later this year, and then we'll be getting all new carpets!

  2. I have missed the blogs!You need to find a hunky man to sort out the mess now.
    Hope you have a chilling weekend.

    The Organ Grinder.

  3. @Rachel....Sounds exciting! Not sure that we can afford all new carpets....may just have to have holes!!

    @Organ Grinder....Well you know my address so you can just go ahead and send a hunky man round for me ;-) xxx

  4. Just stopping by to wish you a happy SITS Saturday sharefest. Hope you're having a great Saturday!

  5. @Krysten....Thanks for stopping by. Loving your blog's soooo cute!

  6. Congrats Hayley! Oh vino.. if you & vino ever need company .. give me a shout! ;) x

  7. @Emma.....will do hun! Do you think Jon would drive you over for a vino night???

  8. What a fun blog! I think spending extra hours in pj's is PURE perfection! Hope all of your house stresses fade away quickly! : )

  9. Blimey - no wonder you've had no time to post! We'll be starting our renovation soon and I'm dreading it!

    Hope you enjoyed your weekend - I've got to watch this Glee that everyone's talking about - I feel like I'm missing something big here!

  10. Ohhhh, are you gonna post pics your redo?

  11. @Life with Kaishon...Thanks....the stress levels just keep getting bigger :-)

    @muummmmeeeeee.....Move out Lottie...that would be my advice. I'd rather move than go through any more's an absolute nightmare!!

    Kristin....If it ever gets finished hunny, I shall happily post some pictures!! x