My building ‘project’…


I don't think I've mentioned exactly the extent of my project – my hubby always likes to refer to the work as 'my project' thus absolving him from all responsibility should there be any problems!!

Anyway the new central heating system is up and running and is an absolute dream. No longer are we either sweating buckets or freezing in the Dawson household. The loft conversion is complete except for the bathroom, but unfortunately we are still waiting for the stairs to be built so we can actually access it!

The first floor extension has started but we have no roof on this side of the house so we cannot use our dining room (why do all kids and husbands love dinner in front of the TV?). Once this extension is up we will be extending a couple of bedrooms and building a further one with another bathroom.

Still left to do:

  • Refurbish a bathroom and cloakroom.
  • Extend and fit new kitchen.
  • Landscape back and front gardens (rubble and cement mixers are definitely not a good look!!).
  • Redecorate and fit new carpets and flooring.

Hubby reckons it would have been easier to bulldoze the house down and start again, and I'm beginning to think that he has a point. Hey ho, I'm sure it will all be wonderful when it's finished.

My builders reckon the bits that are in process will be done in a couple of weeks. Lovely guys, great workers, but the words 'salt' and 'pinch' do come to mind!!

Is it just me or does having your house refurbished turn you into a bit of a cynic??

Anne x


  1. judith ann cook April 12, 2009 at 8:45 pm -  Reply

    we have,nt seen you on qvc for quiet a while,have you been away or have you been not so well.i have been a customer from when qvc started.

  2. Margaret April 16, 2009 at 4:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne, missed you being around are you not doing so many shows now , hope you are keeping well miss the lovely lilt and your easy way with discriptions. Hoping to see you soon. Best Wishes Margaret.

  3. Jill Wheeler April 20, 2009 at 9:15 am -  Reply

    Hi Anne. Where are you?! I have really been missing your lovely sense of humour-and your stories;especially when you ‘digress’! Hope you and the family are well,Jillyxx

  4. maggie shankster April 20, 2009 at 8:28 pm -  Reply

    hello ann.missed seeing you ,are you back soon,hope so

  5. christine April 21, 2009 at 3:00 pm -  Reply

    where have you been have you left qvc? missed you

  6. Bea April 23, 2009 at 9:49 am -  Reply

    Hi Ann, i like the other emailers have noticed a huge gap (not literally you understand!)where you used to be.I seem to recall hearing one of the other presenters saying you had been poorly,i do hope this isn’t true. Come back soon, we miss you. Lots of love Bea xxx

  7. Kath April 23, 2009 at 4:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne, I’ve missed your smiling face on QVC and your general chit chats. Have you now left QVC? Whatever you are doing I wish you and your family all the best.
    Take care

  8. Lorna Neeson April 23, 2009 at 8:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anne, my daughter was just saying yesterday how much she was missing your presence on QVC, especially your warm Scottish “twang” which makes us North of the border feel quite at home. So here I am clicking onto your blog to find out what has happened to you. Sorry to hear you have not been so well. Do take care, hope you are on the mend soon – look forward to your return in June.

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