Sunday, 6 February 2022

Week 5 One Daily Positive and Project 365

Kitchen install is getting me down, it's taking so long as everything is handcrafted for a seamless fit. Rewired, re plastered, new plumbing, outside tap and plug socket installed and a new concrete window sill cast ready for the wooden sill to go on. Can hardly move in the lounge which still has an oven sitting in it. I'm either out or up on the top floor to get some space and order.

I've had a migraine all week. Although I've been able to do things, I do then badly, I take a long time doing things and I spend a lot of time in between tasks with a heat bad, medication and lying down in a darkened room.

29 Saturday Having gone to bed with a migraine (cause yet unknown) we popped out to Dunelm to purchase blinds and exchange bedding (I bought the wrong size) had coffee and Gluten Free cake in the Next cafe. Home to a bath and spend the rest of the day lying on the bed and/or sofa.

Despite the chaos downstairs, there is always room for a cat and dog.


30 Sunday Awake at 6am, downstairs to blog, head still a bit groggy. Off to the flat to finish the cleaning, dog walk in the Forest of Dean with child 2, his wife and our grandchild then back to theirs for dinner, home late and straight to bed.

Bob desperate for small person to wake from their nap so he can play.


31 Monday I stayed in all day apart from a visit to the neighbours early evening. I sorted gifts and cards for posting, made some stuffed letters for grandchild and great nephew, sorted through my material box and admitted defeat with trying to salvage my Nan's sewing box and rehoused everything.

A simple design fault. 2 separate cupboards so no thought went into which way the doors should open, both on the left. Will be rectified, just waiting to swop a door.


32 Tuesday I popped out early to go to B&M and Aldi on the outskirts of the city centre, but I got in the wrong lane and ended up in the centre of Worcester, shopped in B&M and Asda instead and home by 10.30am. Sorted out some emails, bills and made a start altering a pair of curtains for our grandson.

Any bit of sun and they're in it, they did argue over what they considered to be the best bit.


33 Wednesday Coffee date with a Dubai expat was cancelled so I went into town anyway to post a parcel to child 3 in Australia. Quartz work tops installed and room has to be left sealed until tomorrow, so builder went home and isn't back till Friday. Afternoon spent cleaning, crafting, sleeping and evening spent in front of TV blogging.

It would appear a Hobbit has moved to Malvern.


34 Thursday We caught the train into Birmingham, I wanted to buy some material and Peter wanted to visit the fish market, we grabbed a coffee and had a picnic on the train on the way home. Evening spent in front of the TV.

Been looking for this type of material for ages.


35 Friday Coffee date rearranged I walked into town and back, I decided to take the dog with me as he's allowed in this coffee shop. Still got the migraine. Dropped my overlocker in for repairs and took my DBS to my new job. I said I'd like to start after half term, they seemed a bit shocked and told me the other candidate starts on Monday. They shouldn't have asked me for a starting date then.

Fridge, freezer, washing machine and hob to be installed. Tiling and fascias to be done by the end of next week.


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16 comments:

  1. Oh no! Sorry you have been suffering all week with a migraine. With that and the kitchen no wonder you are not feeling great.
    Aww! Bob looks like he was waiting patiently to play. hehehe
    That material is so cute and the kitchen is looking great. x

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    1. Bob is always waiting to play, just not with the cat

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  2. The kitchen's looking good so far. Must be a pain with the time it takes. Hope the migraine is easing now.

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  3. It must be hard having the disruption of the kitchen install let alone with a migraine to deal with on top of it all. Hope that you are feeling better now. The kitchen looks like it is coming along nicely though. Lovely photo of your dog and cat enjoying the sunshine and I love the hobbit door. #project365

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    1. The Hobbit door is great, it just appeared overnight

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  4. Nightmare with the migraine but good you've got your DBS back and I'd be with you, I'd want a bit of time to get myself organised to start a job #365

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    1. I just want time to sort the kitchen and rearrange the downstairs properly

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  5. So sorry to hear that you have been struggling with a migraine. The new kitchen looks gorgeous, I love the colour and hope you got the door swapped over

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    1. We love the colour also, but that blue is the protective screen, it's a different colour underneath

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  6. I am sorry the kitchen is getting you down. But it does look amazing and I am sure will be totally worth it. Renovating kitchens and bathrooms gives me a cold sweat especially with the boys, but both of ours need doing really. Love the idea of a train picnic and the material looks good, what are you planning on making?

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    1. I'm so glad there aren't any kids at home, it was bad enough having a loft conversion, without being without a kitchen for so long

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  7. Kitchen is looking great despite the trouble and strife! What will you use the material for? #project365

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  8. Sorry to hear you have had a migraine all week and that the kitchen is getting to down. Hope it gets completed soon.

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    1. thank you, hopefully all finished by next week

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