I can't stand it anymore ! Why on earth did I decide to get our kitchen replaced right in the middle of the school holidays ?

What an absolute nightmare. We have been without a kitchen for well over a week now. I am currently washing up in the bath and force-feeding the kids microwave meals. Last Friday, after a lovely day on the beach at Frinton (visiting Uncle Albert) I came home to find the replacement kitchen window in the wrong place ! I had to stand on tip-toes to see out of it !

On Tuesday, I was informed that the granite worktops we had chosen weren't available and so we would have to choose something else. Then, I came home on Thursday to find the kitchen units unpacked. On closer inspection it became apparent that the doors were not the doors we had chosen. To make matters worse, when the builders turned up to start fitting the kitchen, it didn't fit !!! Now you know why I'm shouting ARGHHHHHHHHH !!!

On Wednesday, our new AGA was installed - YAY ! Meet Betsy - the lovely new addition to our family.

Unfortunately, as the electrician hasn't done his job properly, we are unable to use her - BOO HOO !! Please don't ask why she's called Betsy - it was Grace's idea. She just came wandering into the kitchen and said "Ahh, look at Besty - isn't she lovely!" Yes, she certainly is. It's just a shame you can't see her in all her glory - she is NOT spotty though. Hubby put his foot down and wouldn't allow us to have spotty AGA - spoilsport.

OK - deep breath. I've counted to 10 so many times and now I've got to the point where I just don't care anymore. I can't see an end to this whole fiasco. But everyone keeps telling me how lovely it will all be once it is finally finished. All I can say is .... IT HAD BETTER BE !!!

In between all of this mayhem, I am trying to keep up to date with the website orders - do you people never go on holiday ??!!! I managed to unpack my huge felty delivery and split it into stock for the website and stock for Ally Pally. I have now realised that I am likely to be short on stock for Ally Pally so have had to place yet another order. Fingers crossed it will all arrive in time.

Components for all of the lovely new Blooming Felt kits are starting to arrive and all being well, we'll be able to start assembling and packaging the kits within the next couple of weeks - this is VERY exciting. I just hope everyone likes them !!

Now, the lovely embroidered ribbon that I stock. I went to place an order with my supplier and to my horror found that a few of the most popular ribbons on my website have been discontinued. How can this be ?? So, if you love "The Hedgehog Family", "Watch the Birdie" and "Fancy Flowers", then you'd better place your order now because once it's gone, that's it. I can't get any more. Sorry.

However, I have replaced them with some lovely new ribbons - "Football Mad" - for all the little footballers out there

and "Twit Twoo" for owl lovers

These 2 designs are already loaded on the website and waiting to go to new homes

These next 2 will be here very soon "Nelly the Elephant" if you like elephants

and "The Little Mermaid" for wannabe mermaids.

Right, gotta go. More stuff needs ordering for the show, the latest lot of website orders won't pack themselves and the bath is full of washing up !!

Sarah xx


A Thrifty Mrs said...

Keep saying 'this too shall pass'. You'll get through it, it'll be done soon and you'll have a new lovely kitchen.

Yvonne said...

Oh Noooooo... poor you Sarah!!! I know you don't want to hear it at the moment ... but it will all be worth it in the end and will be a dim and distant memory when your taking freshly baked bread and cakes out of the aga and the wonderful aromas are filling the house!
Lovely new ribbons too... they will be very popular.
Lots of love xxxx

flutter said...

Oh Sarah, I hear your pain. I had my kitchen done through the easter holidays.. It's no fun. But it will be soon over before you know it. The kitchen looks wonderful.


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