The saga of the dining room has almost reached its conclusion. The relief!
We did, indeed, go to stay at my MIL's for a week. Such a good decision to scram from the crime scene. The dust in the dining room and kitchen has been horrendous and it was such a smelly job too. Now, the concrete has hardened nicely and the workmen are returning on Saturday to do the rest of the work. It is anticipated that by Tuesday it will all be done and I can put the dresser back in there. Yipee!!!! Currently, my china is bubble-wrapped and kept in plastic storage boxes in the bathroom. My kitchen paraphernalia is in the top room of the house, just laid out on the floor. The furniture from the dining room is squashed into our, already very small, living room.
But things are on the up!
Just so pleased to be home and cosying up. Everything is slowly but surely going back where it belongs. We're expecting delivery of the remaining dining room furniture in a couple of weeks and I really can't wait.
The weather has turned chilly here and I am so looking forward to lighting the fires and spending my evenings on guilt-free crochet, reading and Downton-Abbey-watching. The little barn in our garden is all stocked up and we are ready to hibernate:
I'm also looking forward to cooking some proper old-fashioned, hearty meals. I saw this book in a local (amazing) kitchen shop at the weekend and I can't get it out of my head:
The photo is taken from Amazon and, as you can see, it gives you a preview of the book if you fancy having look. It is such a lovely read, loads of fab-looking recipes but it has that 'oooh' factor that makes you want to sit down with a cup of tea and devour it from cover to cover. It has gone straight on my wish list. As soon as I can fit back in my leather leggings (unexpected sojourn to MILs and a week of delicious homecooking has done wonders for morale but nothing for the waistline) I will be buying myself an enamel pie dish and cooking up a storm.
Hope that everyone is having a good week so far - have been checking in with a few blogs here and there but I'm looking forward to a proper catch up now.