Monday, 28 September 2009

A Horrid Few Weeks....and an Apology


It's been a disrupted few weeks here in the Funky House. I just haven't had the time or the inclination to blog and in all the hoo haa and yukiness going on I forgot to post the result of the giveaway I did earlier in the summer - I expect everyone has forgotten about it now! Please accept this virtual bunch of sunflowers as an apology to you all. To choose a winner I did my usual scientific thing of chucking all the names in a hat and this time pulled out Steph's name at Curlew Country. I'll be in touch with you Steph to get your details.



The reason for all the trouble at home was because we had some work done on the kitchen. Everything is o.k. now and we are getting back into some kind of order but we have had so much trouble with deliveries, things being measured wrongly, rude incompetent staff at a certain DIY store that it really has been a dificult few weeks to get through and my mind has certainly been woollier than normal (and that's pretty woolly). At least we have had a gorgeous September and have been able to enjoy the last of the summer flowers




as well as some gorgeous sunsets.





I have also managed to make some damson gin. Last year I missed out on making this delicious winter warmer because there were just no damsons on the trees. Luckily, this year we were able to obtain some from my Mom-in-Law's neighbour. It will be ready by December and I shall look forward to sipping it as I'm watching something suitably cosy on the long winter evenings in front of the t.v. I am hoping for another series of Lark Rise to Candleford and until then I'm settling myself into the new series of 'Strictly', deciding who will be my favourites for this series.







Well, I think that's enough for today as I 'm trying to find my way back into blogging gently. I think this has been a rambly post and hasn't made much sense.....but I think that's just a sign of my messy brain at the moment. Oh, before I go, here's a peek at the new, unfinished kitchen.


19 comments:

Tabiboo said...

Oh dear it does sound like things have been pretty frustrating. Can't wait to see the rest of your kitchen and congrats to Steph.

take care,

Nina x

Pipany said...

No it's been a lovely post thank you! Good to see you back, though sorry to hear about your building traumas. Hopefully all will be well now (and I'm with you on the subject of gins and Lark Rise!) x

Curlew Country said...

Oh my word! Thanks so much and I feel hgugely cheered up particulalry as I've been in bed with the lurgy for a few days. Thanks so much to you and Mr F!

Looking forward to seeing your kitchen, we've finally had aour new worktops fitted by my dad (bless him) after a year of the sitting in my garage! It all gets a bit much doesn't it. Hope you feel perkier soon and can sit bak and enjoy a lovely season of cooking and getting ready for festiveness in your new kitchen. Do I need to email you my address btw?

Much love and huge thanks
Stephx
P.S. Have just spoken to hubby who does TV previews as part of his job on the paper and the word is that Lark Rise is coming back at the end of the year - oh joy!!!! I'm making do with the new Doc Martin for now and its marvellous.

Simone said...

It's nice to see you back blogging again. I am sorry to hear about your kitchen troubles and hope that things are on the up for you.x

Catherine said...

Glad things are getting back on an even keel again! Sneak peak at kitchen is VERY tantalising...can we see more...please!!

Lizzie said...

Lovely to have you back - thanks for the sunflowers, and the photos are great as usual!
Would love to try damson gin - maybe I'll try making some next year.....

jo said...

Glad your geting back to normal. The sneaky peek of your new kitchen looks interesting. Can't wait to see the finished item.

Jo xx

MelMel said...

Hello!

Sorry you have had a tough time...the snippet pic of the kitchen looks lovely!x

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear of your building troubles, but your post was really interesting. I love the pic with the brick wall and yellow/orange flowers (what are they?). Sadly I was on holiday the two weeks my damsons fell from the tree. There were hundreds, all rotting on the ground. Boohoo. Jan

Justine said...

That Marmite jar from Waitrose will look perfect in your new kitchen! Funnily enough, it was the first thing my hubby spotted. 'Want one' were his exact words.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Things must have been stressful by the sound of it. Your gin sounds lovely. I made an elderberry liqueur recently. Would love to make a damson gin.
Hope troubles are over and that you can get on and enjoy your kitchen.
Have a loveky weekend
Isabelle x

Felicity said...

oh poor you! hopefully that's the worst over, the sneak peek of the kitchen does look lovely though, hope you have a nice relaxing weekend, fliss xx

Lucy Loves Fabric said...

Oh what a shame!! Hope things are looking up in your lovely kitchen... the hub of the home! : ))

Lucy xx

louise said...

How long does it take for that Damson Gin to ferment? Sounds like you could do with a tipple just now! The sunsets have been amazing, with the pinkest skies I can remember. x

magsmcc said...

You know, a friend gave us a huge tub of windfalls lately and I have had no inspiration great enough to propel me to the stewing pot... until now. The magic gin word! You even encourage me to crawl out from the weight of the few weeks that we've had here too! Thanks!

Sal said...

Hi there..hope all is well with you!
Thank you for your kind comments on my blog when I was ill...very much appreciated!
Love,Sal ;-)

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Hi You! You've won a few buttons on my Bloggy Giveaway! You were first out of the hat!
If you would email me your details and i can get your little parcel sent off to you!

x Vicky x

Helen said...

Kitchens are horrible things to go wrong . . . have a hug!!
Love Helen x

lemonade kitty said...

Love that snippet of kitchen and the sunset pic is lovely,just found your blog and I,ve added you to my followers, Lucey