Sunday, 8 January 2012

Monday, 19 December 2011

Thursday, 1 December 2011

life without grant, aaron, piers and co

i thought i'd miss them.  I really did.  i even got abit emotional when i said goodbye.  they've been here since the end of june.  but it is so nice.  now when it get's to 8.15am i know there'll be no van  revving up the drive and at 8.30 there'll be no need for any cheery hello's or pleasantries.  i can just pad around in my grungey nightie and shout at the kids in peace.  bliss.  then after i come back from dropping them off i don't even have to pretend to do anything important.  i can just sit down and have a cup of coffee and listen to chris evans whittering on and maybe even stroke the cat.  heaven.

there is however a rather alarming patch of damp on the freshly painted ceiling.  please god don't let me have to get them back in.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

eh voila

the new kitchen!

the good news is that pumpkin survived the extension (his tail is in shot) and sad news is I think the old kitchen units are being banished back to the basement.
right,  just got to get sink, cooker, taps, worktop, splashback, blinds, and a life.

Monday, 7 November 2011

no more the caravan ...

yup we're in the house.  with running water and electricity and heating.  it's amazing.  i can't tell you how nice it feels to have my own bath again.  obviously there are hitches - for example the bath tap is broken and the french door doesn't open and nobody really knows how the thermostat works but we're really nearly there.  on sunday we even ate our lunch in the new kitchen.  i took some photos to prove it.

so what of the dark month?  october 2011.  it was so bleak i couldn't face posting any updates.  not that there were any really.   my builder crush disappeared onto another job - the two timer - and then when he came back for a day i burst into tears.  meanwhile the whole family developed whooping cough in the caravan - coco's still coughing - and my pelvic floor hasn't been the same since . . .

Monday, 26 September 2011

in out

The bathroom was supposed to be up and running by the weekend.  It wasn't of course.  But we'd got the bit between our teeth so decided to move back in anyway.  I even hoovered.  Needless to say it's Monday and we're back in the caravan.  No loo, no sink, no electricity and tons of dust - what were we thinking?  anyway it's going to be a heatwave this week.   

Never again.