Monday, 31 December 2012

Last post of 2012

And it is already 2013 in parts of the world. This seems strange.
I keep telling myself I AM a quilter and that life will return to normal come the installation of the kitchen. This is scheduled to start on the 14th of January, when they will spend a week removing the old kitchen, removing the tiles, rewiring for the new appliances and extra sockets and replastering. The following week they will install the new kitchen and template the worktops. And then finally the new worktops go in, the kitchen gets hand painted and the hob is installed, and the sink and taps go in. Yay!!! I have to admit I am dreading all this but not the end product.
I have started to move stuff out of the kitchen into the new dresser. This is what is known as trying to fit a quart into a pint pot.
I am so pleased to have discovered these lovely red boxes from Ikea. Not only do they help in making fewer trips from the kitchen to the dresser but I have also found they fit nicely into my American style fridge freezer. I knew these fridges were a bad design after I stayed in a friends house who had one but it was the only option for a 90cm wide space. Since then of course they have bought out French style ones which are also 90cm wide. When this one breaks down it WILL be replaced. In the meantime these boxes help incredibly.
Meanwhile the UK has had the wettest year on record and all of that was condensed into the last 8 months of the year. Everywhere is muddy, there have been landslips on the road leading down to Monmouth and Monmouth itself has been on Flood Alert for most of December and it doesn't seem as this will be changing shortly. Frank loves it!

We had been going to spend New Years Eve up at our pub but DH is not feeling 100% so we are being old codgers and staying in. We might not even make it to midnight.


  1. Happy New Year!

    We are spending the evening very like you.

  2. Sally. Your be thinking back to this time next year and the upheaval of moving and new kitchen will be a distant memory.
    Happy New Year.

  3. Hope all goes well with the house and your health is good in 2013!

  4. Hope your health improves and house improvements go well in 2013!

  5. If you don't make it to midnight it will still be New Year in the morning. Have a good one.

  6. Happy New Year! All the best for a happy and healthy one with a darn sight less rain! Frank may possibly be the only one enjoying wading in mud - my dog loathes it!