Thursday, 6 August 2009

Sink or swim

Let's see if I can't get a few of the many things I need to tell you about all fitting neatly in to one posting.

Last Saturday, the Family W attended a wedding in Henley-dahling, at the rather fancy Phyllis Court, no less. Unfortunately the weather wasn't playing ball, but that didn't dampen the spirit of the occasion and a great time was had by all. The ceremony was held in the Grandstand which overlooks the Thames, pretty much at the point where the Regatta ends - a really lovely setting. Immediately after the ceremony, we set off on a boat ride up and down the river; hubby & I really enjoyed this as we'd never been on a boat from Henley before and it was great to see the town from a different angle, not to mention all of the gorgeous houses we got to admire (enviously) and the wonderful countryside. During the ceremony and while we were on the boat, two friends very kindly looked after DC so we could relax for a few hours; when we returned from the boat ride, they brought him back and he sat very quietly during the speeches and the wedding breakfast - bless him, such a well-behaved child!

Kitchen News

When we left to go to the wedding on Saturday morning the kitchen looked like this:

Less than 36 hours later it looked like this:
Quite an improvement, I hope you'll agree. Not quite finished, and not having a sink all week has been a little awkward at times, but Tim will be back tomorrow and hopefully it will all be done by the end of the day. Except for the painting...

Then on Wednesday our new carpet will finally be fitted (not in the kitchen, I hasten to add. Carpets and kitchens don't mix, do they?), which means that apart from just a tiny little bit more decorating (paint in the kitchen, wallpaper in the bedroom replacing the current upside-down stuff, and wallpaper in the living room) we will be finished, hopefully, and it will finally feel like we can relax and actually start living here.

D.I.E.T. news
So, the plan was to lose some weight in time for the wedding last Saturday. Well, yes, that was the plan. But as Robert Burns wrote: 'The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley'. Very succintly put, Robbie. And so it happened that I managed to lose the grand total of minus 4lbs. And we all know that two negatives make a positive, so I leave you to work out what actually happened...

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