Friday, 4 December 2009

Sorry for the unexpected break in Service!!!

I was back, honestly! but, just as I was about to explain that we were having a new kitchen and I might be coming and going for a while, everything became chaotic! I've mentioned the sort of state this place was in when I moved in, and the home making process is proving lengthy!

It took us nearly three weeks to get everything packed and sorted so the building work could start (we are in an upstairs flat) we do have two brick built outhouses downstairs, but they all had to be cleared sorted and cleaned to allow us to move all the stuff inherited from my beloved's father when he passed away. Then we had to do the packing inside. We had to have the kitchen stripped completely so new ceiling, floor, walls replastered, electrics. etc. etc. Builder did a fantastic job, but then the kitchen fitter was delayed, so we spent nearly an extra week "camping out". Not fun! My room was full of the kitchen equipment and new units, so I couldn't get the my computer, or my craft cupboard and desk, so all art craft and stitching has had to be forgotten.

But - we now have a beautiful new kitchen which we love. Just got the new skirting board to varnish, and new floor covering and we're there. No more climbing into broken down old cupboards to retrieve things, and no more screaming and shouting,"I hate this, how can anyone cook here?"!!! every night. Joy, joy, joy! I will post before and after pics in a bit so you can see I'm not exaggerating ( no really, I'm not).

Finally, I must mention that I lost a beloved auntie this week. Auntie Nell was 97 and totally wonderful. She was the last of my mum's brother's and sisters ( 10 children in all) , and had been a "granny" to all my cousin's children as well as her own two dearly loved grandchildren. I'm pleased to say she hadn't been ill at all, and was in her own home, with her independence intact. Auntie Nell was a wonderful knitter, crocheter, and dressmaker, she spent much of her last years knitting for children in third world countries. She always liked to have something to do, but she always had time for people. We are all missing her dreadfully, but she's left us a wonderful legacy.

Hope life is going well for you all. Many apologies to my friends who's blogs I normally try to contribute to on a regular basis. I look forward to catching up with what everyone has been doing whilst I've been away - normal service for this blog will be resumed asap!


  1. So sorry about the loss of your dear Auntie! 97 is a good age, but given that we're programmed to live forever, it's no age at all! Anyway, I'm glad she passed away without the distress of illness.=)

    I totally understand about the renovation issue. If you look on my blog some time and click the 'renovation' tag link thingy, then you'll see what I mean. We used to live in a Council flat back in the UK and they decided to give us all new kitchens and bathrooms and also re-wire us! 3 weeks of total chaos, during which time we really had to move to my mum's. One part of the job was done each day, so it took an age and then another about 2 years afterwards for us to get all re-sorted out, trying to fit it in around busy lives and my lousy health. Then we left the country!!!!

    Onwards and upwards, hun! Looking forward to reading more from you in the coming days.

  2. My condolences on the loss of your aunt. Sounds as if she will be missed by many.

    As for your kitchen, congrats on that. It always gets worse before it gets better with remodels, but it's worth it!

  3. I'm so sorry about the loss of your Auntie. 97... incredible. Never easy though to lose someone you love. Hugs for your heart.

    Hugs also for living through a reno. Not easy at all! The end result always seems worth it though.

    bunny hugs,

  4. Good to see you back again. I was wondering why there had been no posting for a while. I totally understand your renovation diversion...My husband is a carpenter and I waited 12 months for kitchen cupboard doors! The upside was I could see where everything was :-)
    So sorry to hear you lost your dear Auntie. It brings to light,we are the next generation. I wonder what the world will be like if we get to 97?

  5. So sorry to hear you lost your Aunt. We still have chests of stuff packed up from our last move in April 2000. All stuff I want to keep.
    Congrats on the new kitchen I love my kitchen.


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