When we started on this modernisation project it seemed that we’d never reach the end.  But today has proved us wrong.  Today we have achieved tiles on the walls and a fully working GAS oven and hob.  Today we have finished all the major painting projects (just some touch ups and skirting to paint – none of which can be done for the next week or so). Today we had the radiator in the kitchen fitted (which should make Pa Stitches very happy – his new warm and toasty corner is in place ready for his next visit).  We’ve had the sofas cleaned – no more small chocolate ice creamy handprint reminders of baby Rose’s last visit.

Charlie has had less of a good day.  He had a spa day appointment as he was decidedly woolley, scruffy and smelly.  Unfortunately he was so woolley, scruffy and smelly that the poor groomer had to resort to extreme measures.  So 4 hours of brushing and clipping and bathing later, the poor soul has the dog equivalent of a pudding bowl haircut…..
I feel like a bad mother.