As you know if you have been reading my blog for the last couple of weeks, we are making a few changes to the house to get it Christmas-ready. We had the paint issue last week where the colours, when painted on the wall, simply didn’t match the colour chart. Eventually we decided on a shade called Egyptian Cotton, which we painted on the walls on Monday. Although that also dried a different shade we are happy with the end result … or maybe we just couldn’t face painting it for a third time!
What I didn’t mention on my blog last week was the saga with the sofas. We had decided to buy some affordable sofas to get us through Christmas and potentially pass on to Sophie when she has found a new home. They arrived last Thursday and I nearly cried when I saw them.
I hated the colour, the size and the style and they were really uncomfortable to sit on. I wasn’t sure if the company would take them back but thankfully they had been delivered late and Sophie was able to use this to encourage them to offer a refund. They had to be re-packed in the plastic that Chris had ripped open when they arrived so we had to stick it all back together … a great way to spend two hours on a Saturday afternoon!
So, with the sofas being returned and the old sofa we had been using in many pieces courtesy of Chris’s saw, we had a problem … people coming for Christmas and nothing to sit on. Fortunately we have conservatory furniture, which is now in the lounge and we have ordered some new sofas with a delivery date promised for the week of the 16th December. I hope they stick to their promise! I’ll keep you posted.
Sophie hasn’t been too well this week with a stinking cold – Chris and I have managed to avoid it so far so instead of having time off work altogether she has been working from home, so I was quite pleased to get out of the house on Wednesday morning as I had a Gatineau facial booked.
They had offered me a facial as we have the TSV on Sunday (pictured above) and it would be a good opportunity to use the products on my sensitive skin. Despite a dreadful journey there, road closures, the changing of the guard in Windsor, a full car park and my oil light coming on, it was a lovely relaxing hour and my skin felt soft and smooth afterwards.
Speaking of TSVs all of them from now until 21st December are on Easy Pays so if you need to spread the cost keep checking out the TSVs.
Yesterday was Daniel’s birthday and we finally met up with him at 8.30pm for dinner, followed by present opening and chocolate cake eating. It’s a shame we couldn’t have stayed longer but Sophie had to be up at 6.15am for work, bless her.
I have a busy weekend ahead with the Saturday Night Show (we have a great Doll 10 collection kicking off the show) and of course Gatineau on Sunday. And then on Monday I am with Simon Wilson for his second-to-last day of Butler & Wilson shows this year so I hope you will join us for that.
Can’t finish without saying well done Palace for a great performance against Liverpool last Sunday … keep it up, boys.
Have a lovely weekend