Monday, 1 November 2010

Back in the land of the living

Hi folks!

I'm back! - I didn't think I would be away for more than a week but never mind.  Thanks for all your lovely comments about my disastrous week I had, they were all really appreciated.

Last week was half term, so I thought it would be a good chance for a bit of R & R.........

We still had ongoing issues with Comet who, after 3 attempts still didn't rearrange the installation of our new Range.  However, they did take the money for it and had the audacity when we asked for the refund to not refund all of it.  It's now in the hands of the credit card company.

We ended up getting a chap who lives local to us, to fit it, and indeed charged us less than Comet did.  He, whilst installing it, recounted lots of horror stories involving Comet, so it's a company I will not be using again.

Here's the newbie anyway, and I'm mighty pleased with it.

Half term was a flurry of activities, most of which I couldn't keep up with.  We did take a trip to the big smoke and went to the British Museum, one I had never  been to before, and what a fantastic place it was too.  I forgot to take my camera so no photo's I'm afraid.  It's great that we can visit the capital and take the opportunity of going to so many free museums, housed in such fantastic buildings.

As the boys' are looking at Egyptians at school, it was a good opportunity to go to the Egyptian room where the 'mummies' were housed.  It's incredible that after all these years we are able to look at what the Egyptians did.

By the end of the week, I was pooped, so I thought why not take a trip to the Vintage fair in Frome for a bit of retail therapy - always good for the soul!  It was extremely busy, but a great atmosphere with vintage music playing in the background.

I did resist a lot of things, but came away with Mrs Eiderdown (I did pick it up, put it down, walk away twice).  Excuse the poor photo's - this weather is not conducive to good photo's!

I also added to my Practical Household magazine collection - this one is a Christmas issue so I'm looking forward to having a good read of it.

I love this vase with it's green lid.

This little plastic basket is so pretty.  I've got nowhere to put it so will have to do some juggling around of a few bits this week I think!

Lastly, a dog book end which will look lovely propping up some old Enid Blyton books.

I hope everyone gets off to a good start this week.  I'm craving for some normality, and more importantly, catching up on everyone's blogs!

See you in the week.


Serenata said...

Great range! I've got the 'mini' version which we have had for about 10 years now and I love it.

Lovely goodies you got, I especially like the dog book end and your gorgeous eiderdown.

marigold jam said...

We've got a Rangemaster too and I love it - am sure you'll have many years of happy cooking on it now it's fitted! Hope this week will be a better one for you. Glad you got some nice goodies at Frome - enjoy putting them all out where you want them.


Amanda said...

Sounds like you've had a really good break! Love that doggy bookend! Little J and I went to the Tutankhamen Exhibition at the Trafford centre last week. It was fabulous. We both really enjoyed it. Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Andi's English Attic said...

This half term has been one of the busiest, so I agree with you.
I really like the dog bookend.
I've heard bad things about Comet too. Hope you get it all settled quickly. The range looks fab. xx

delia hornbook said...

sounds like you had a lovely break I love half term. I love your quilt, and your finds. I have the little basket in yellow but its not as in good condition as yours but very 50's ;-)Enjoy reading your magazine i have a few of them there always good for a bit of a giggle ;-) Take care Dee x

The sewing room said...

I love your rangemaster, probaly because i have one too and would never change it. Great finds at the fair i love your eiderdown you will be cosy under that have a great week Pat.

MelMel said...

Hello, nice to see you!
Love the vase too!
What a neat find!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

I love your finds, especially the little basket!
As for Comet, grrrr. We've had issues with them in the past. I still can't look at our small freezer without pangs of anger over taking me.
I hope your credit card company can sort it out swiftly.

sylviesgarden said...

Isn't it annoying when you pay for a service and they fail to deliver what they should? Service in this country is getting worse and worse. Thankfully you managed to get it sorted though, I just hope you get all your money back.
I love all of your finds especially the dogs, so sweet.

Country Girl said...

Grr to Comet too! We once bought an oven, the agreed to keep it til we were ready for it, then they sold it to someone else! Took weeks for them to get another one in. We've never been back to them since.
Glad you enjoyed half term and what lovely finds!

Donna said...

Lovely to see where my eiderdown ended up. I hope you enjoy it :-)

It was a great fair wasn't it? Just sorry that I was too busy to chat to some of the lovely bloggers who came x

Lori Lynn said...

Your new cooker is lovely, and I love the two books you got at the Faire! And Mrs. Eidie...she's a dream :-)

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Green thumb said...

Hi Sarah!
Hope you have fun with your new Range, at least more than you had with its purchase!
The Egyptian collection at the British Museum is amazing, one day you should visit the one we have in Turin, it's the 2nd hugest one after the one in Cairo.
Have a good week

bellaboo said...

Welcome back.Love the new range...all ready for the Xmas cookfest!
Love all your finds,but the dog bookend is my favourite!
Have a good week. :o)

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

LOve all your purchases Sarah. Yes, I've heard lots of bad things about Comet in the past and avoid them like the plague. Hope it all gets sorted soon.

Isabelle - Suzy Gaby and Maud said...

I recognise those pumkins on the picture on sidebar. I ordered some through you before I got in to blogging. For some reason, I didn't know that you made them. I forgot the name of the website I had bought them from. I love your new oven!
Isabelle x

Tabiboo said...

Darn those big organisation - fingers crossed it all works out.

Love the new purchases.

Nina xxx

Shabby Chick said...

Ooooh love the range! Looks fab. Our new one is sat in the garage but hopefully will be in soon. We have the same oven gloves!

Your finds are great.

Mel xxx

Andrea said...

The Range is fantastic, bet you are so chuffed to finally be sorted!! Some great buys too! I love the the little basket x
Andrea x