Monday, 27 April 2015

The wanderer.......

....has returned.

I've missed my blogging friends over the last six weeks or so and hope this finds you all well.  I can't wait to start catching up with all your news and musings. It has been pretty hectic and messy around here I can tell you, so much so I haven't managed to put pen to paper (or fingers on keys even) but I've written a little ditty to put you in the picture.

Oh for a bit of peace!
Just ten minutes to escape the mess
The banging the crashing the sawing the drilling
The comings and goings of men
Sparkies and chippies, plasterers and painters
Deliveries, and parking and skips full of rubbish
there's no end

Walls are knocked through and ceilings renewed as are the window and door 
The kitchen ripped out and tiling removed and also a brand new floor

The hammering, the knocking, the chiselling, the dust
The dust - oh the dust -  in the wake of the work
Finds its way to places unseen
in crevices in corners on ledges and sofas
On curtains and carpets and more
The dusting and polishing, the sweeping and Hoovering
Makes no difference it never looks clean.
Sniffing and sneezing, coughing and wheezing
That darn dust gets everywhere 
No doubt about it I've definitely felt it
But knock it?  - no  - I'll not dare!

We've "lived" in our living room for five weeks or more
With two rooms  of furniture and  boxes to store
kitchen paraphernalia in all shapes and sizes 
Where the crockpot and microwave came into their own 
and meals were produced In various guises.
The kettle's worn out with the endless brews 
Made for the builders who've invaded our home

 I'm starting to see that proverbial light
At the end of the tunnel - yes please
The beginning of the end is almost in sight
But not without problems it seems.
Why oh why at the warehouse 
when those boxes are packed 
Do they not check that all is there 
Saving us time in sending it back 

So, my kitchen/diner is almost complete,  just
A few finishing touches to make
I can't wait to move back into my new abode
And enjoy the PEACE 
Make tea
And Eat cake!

I'll be back again very soon.


  1. Definitely, eat cake. x x x

  2. Looking great! (And I understand about the dust!) x

  3. Oh, but it will be so worth it in the end. Already looking good.

  4. Nice to hear from you, Patricia! I enjoyed your little ditty, and can't wait to see the pictures of your new kitchen!

  5. Boy, do we know about doing the kitchen, such a mess, as you say, gets everywhere. It will be worth it though and another job done before getting too old!

  6. Your kitchen looks lovely. Enjoy the peace and quiet! Jx

  7. In a few weeks time when you are enjoying your lovely new kitchen the past few weeks will soon be forgotten.

  8. Hurrah! You are back!! Lovely to see you, and your kitchen looks mag! Lxxx

  9. Hello! Lovely to hear from you and to know that all is well with you. Your kitchen looks fantastic!!! A lot of work to be sure, but well worth it from what I can see!!! Hope you enjoy it and having the workers gone! xx

  10. Having working in the house is certainly stressful, isn't it, P. We had a six-week bathroom reno which drove us crazy! Not long now, and the new kitchen looks beautiful, just what I'd love too! xx

  11. Oh. Patricia, I hope your renovated home will be wonderful and you'll enjoy your morning cup of tea (coffee) with cake.

  12. Welcome back, your new kitchen diner is looking wonderful! It must have been a difficult few weeks for you. I remember the stress in having our kitchen out of action for a week and it was awful let alone having that number of weeks disruption! The end result looks worth it! Sarah x

  13. Good to see you, Patricia, and to know you haven't been swamped by all the upheaval. The new kitchen is already looking great.

  14. I'm sure you will be able to fully enjoy and appreciate your 'renovated home'.

    Have a good weekend

    All the best Jan

  15. The kitchen/diner is looking good. These big jobs are such an upheaval aren't they? We are modernising our present house one room at a time, one big job a year. Firstly it was the kitchen, then the bathroom, lately a new cloakroom. etc. My husband enjoys nothing better than DIY with the help of specialists wherever we go! I hope by now you're enjoying that cuppa in your beautiful new kitchen or taking a little break in your camper van. Speak soon, Linda :)

  16. Dear Sweet Patricia, First of all and most important . . .You Are Missed! Not just by me, but my all of your blogging sisters. I love your new kitchen, it is gorgeous and that stove (cooker) it is a thing of beauty:) I do hope that everything is going well with you and that you will be back blogging soon.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)


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