Monday, 15 December 2008


This week has been a week of anticipation in the funkyhouse. Of course there is all the usual excitement and busyness of the festive season. But we have also had the anticipation of a new roof being put on the house. It's been a long time coming and I'm relieved to see the new slates going on now. Here are a couple of views


and after.

Much better don't you think? I must say the roofers have kept me busy making cups of tea on what have been very cold days for working outside. So much so that the kettle exploded on Saturday. Attempts to buy a matching replacement have been difficult. I did find one, but on getting it home and unpacking it from its box it was covered in scratches......I wasn't a happy bunny (or monkey for that matter) and back to the shop it had to go. I refuse to battle with shopping centre crowds any more, so I've ordered a new one from Amazon and in the meantime am catering with a saucepan!

Without doubt this week the most exciting thing was the anticipation of a parcel. I won a giveaway from lovely Simone at Linden Grove. Iwas so excited when I found the parcel on the doormat on Wednesday evening after work that I could hardly contain myself.

Inside were these beautifully wrapped little parcels.

They were opened feverishly to reveal these little beauties.

You will be shocked to know that I've already eaten the chocolate. The large heart is on display in the dining room filling it with the fragrance of the most delicious Christmas spices and the little pink heart sits prettily on my jacket.

I'm so lucky to win these beautiful handmade items and I was so shocked because I never usually win anything. Isn't the kindness and generosity of fellow bloggers absolutely amazing!

Thnak you Simone.


Simone said...

I am glad that your roof has been fixed and sorry to hear that your kettle blew up! Thank you for featuring the giveaway. I am blushing a little at your kind comments. I am glad you liked the chocolate and have eaten it up already. There's no point in saving chocolate is there?!!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Congratulations! I'm not shocked that you have already eaten the chocolate - I would be shocked if you hadn't!!

MelMel said...

Glad you have a new roof!

wonderful win...what super gifts....yes fellow bloggers are brill!xx

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

Hi, atleast you know you'll have a lovely dry christmas with that posh new roof.Lovely giveaway gifts, come and say hi, you never know, you might get lucky and win again,Annie x

Anonymous said...

The houses are collecting and the roof is looking good! I can just imagine water boiling in a saucepan!

The packet was full of goodies! How nice!

Have a lovely day!


Angel said...

I don't envy you having work done!

Good for you to see new slates, especially before the really bad weather sets in.

btw-so glad you ate the chocolate already-well deserved.

Best wishes to you and yours.

Maybe meet up in 2009? I can't believe how close you must live!


This Vintage Life... said...

A new roof for Christmas...what else do you need?!
Lucky you; lovely bit's you won.
Deb x

A Saucerful Of Secrets said...

Hi there,I am pleased to let you know that your name was chosen for my christmas giveaway,e-mail me your details asap so I can get them off to you.Merry Christmas to you,Annie x

nimblejacks said...

so Hoe's the roof? On I hope with the blowy rainy weather that's around?Chocolate eaten? well come on it would have gone off otherwise :D