I am so exited to write this today. Our house has been returned to us and we are getting used to a completely transformed space. The work is not entirely finished, there are a and there is painting to be done but we have a fully functional kitchen. On Sunday we enjoyed a home cooked roast dinner for the first time.
I spent a good part of Friday morning restoring our living room to its former glory. It is nice to have a space to retreat to. Then I went to work and left the house to the builders. I spent the entire Saturday moving boxes from various locations in the house to the kitchen and tidying things away. I also spent a good few hours cleaning plaster dust of surfaces, floors and any nook and cranny I could find. There was a lot if it. There still is. It also seems that our stuff has magically multiplied whilst stored away in boxes and it turns out that our new kitchen units are less deep than the old ones, none of our cutlery trays fits in a new drawer. I am glad that we have a utility room with extra storage. Richard focused his energy on the new/old guest bedroom, which is very nearly ready. In the evening we escaped the mess and partied heartily well into the night at our friends house. On Sunday (with a sore head), I returned two wrong stools to Ikea and got he correct ones. I had accidentally picked up the ones that were too high. On the way back, I picked up a Christmas tree. Then we got ready for Alistair's party. Yes, we were
I have now started working on my sewing room. As it transpires, I am sharing this room with the family computer, which is not really what I wanted but it could be worse. I have bought the cheapest Ikea table combination I could find and assembled it more or less successfully. I managed to insert two drawer bottoms the wrong way but I don't care. I have now plenty of work surface to sew. I still need some shelving to put all my boxes and of course a selection of my favourite pictures.
I have no photos of our new living space yet, but I'll try to take some over the Christmas break. Instead, I am giving you a few highlights of Alistair's party.