Monday, December 3, 2007

Tell me it will be worth it...



This is my kitchen at the moment. Excuse me while I just lie down in a dark room and cry will you. I am a cook. I cook. I practically live in my kitchen. What on earth will I do for the next 2 weeks? The wind farms round here will be going nuts over the next fortnight, as we'll be living off beans on toast until I can get to a cooker! I must convince myself this is all for the greater good. But it's very hard looking around at the mess and the dust. Oh, and as I wanted the oven moving, to be able to sort out the electrics, they've had to pull up our bedroom floor.

Gin. Need gin. Or chocolate. Or both....


So I will remain calm and think about the raffles taking place this week. Well, some of them will be taking place. You'll have to check back on a daily basis to see if I'm being nice or not!

This prize has been donated by the ever marvellous Kerrie. 500g (I think, my scales are lost somewhere in the rubble) of aran weight silk. It is beautiful, a very pretty smokey grey. Yes I know it looks blue, but trust me, with all this chaos here today, you're lucky to see anything!

And once again Blogger is mucking me about. I've uploaded photos, but instead of seeing them on the 'create post' page, all I've got is rows of letters and numbers. And I can't provide a link either. Arghh! Frustrated. Noisy. Dusty.

No gin left. Or chocolate.

Brandy anyone?

9 comments:

Working Mom Knits said...

Good Lord Woman! Get yourself to the pub! I was kidding yesterday when I mentioned martinis, now that I see your loving conditions; girl, you need liquid refreshment - STAT!

ps: mmmmmmmm...you know I love me some aran silk! That color is wonderful...

Fran said...

Raffle, what raffle? How and where and when and why??? Please give out the instructions, I wanna join in!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Keep going! It will get better - I think!!!! Lucy x

Rosie said...

Gin! good plan. Chocolate! good plan. Baked Beans for 2 weeks...hmmm, do you have a sandwich toaster? I've managed to make some quie acceptable meals in the sandwich toaster: fillinfs like egg and spinach; dark choc and apple. the family will have to be patient and take turns, but they can have fun making suggestions for new fillings.

the vicious chicken said...

Oh, poor you - that does look very stressful. Get thee to the shops, stock up on chocs and gin, and hopefully the chaos will be over before you know it - and then you'll have a shiny new kitchen to cook in to your heart's content :o)

All best wishes in the meantime,
VCx

Michaela said...

The blanket raffle Fran. The one I've been going on about for the past however many weeks and months! The one you and your mum have already bought tickets for!

sharon said...

I think you should move to the pub until this all clears up. but you can do it!!!

yvette said...

You definitely need chocolate and liquid refreshment, just breathe deeply and think how gorgeous it will be when it is all finished.;0)
p.s I just found some squares that missed the post office, do you still need some?

Monkee Maker said...

It will be worth it. There, told you.

Do you have any designs of your kitchen you can show us? Or are you keeping it as a surprise? I'm seeing a professional stainless steel arrangement that the likes of Nigella or Gordon f-ing Ramsey would be proud of :)

Good luck with it anyway, and I hope you were able to get more gin. And wine. And beer. And cider. And brandy. And did I mention wine??

ps. My thoughts for the day are from the rather marvellous calendar I won from Rosie at Caught Knitting. And talking of calendars, I LOVED the sound of your Mum's one from Harrods!!