Renovation

First Fix Electrical Stresses

After much deliberation of where to put power points and switches, the electrician has finally started. Easy you say? Nuh-uh! It has been the cause of much stress and bickering between me and my partner. I’ve never considered myself as indecisive until faced with the decision-making of the location of so many light switches and just as many, if not more, power sockets! I think my partner will throttle me if I mention another location I want a power point as it might be handy for plugging in a hoover!

You can never have too many they say… So we’ve put the damn things everywhere!!! I started to think I was being over dramatic. That was until friends came for a visit and then quickly asked me to stop explaining the four different locations you could turn the hall light on and off, and how the two landing lights need to work independently of each other…. Ok they laughed initially and then practically begged me to shut up! It’s taken hours upon hours as I’m not prepared to make a mistake. It has to be right, but really I’m rather fed up of it now in all honesty.

The kitchen layout is currently holding up finalising the electrics for the kitchen as well as laying cables for the endless amount of spot lights. This of course is also causing a hold up in deciding the location of the light fitting that will be sitting precisely over the middle of the breakfast bar. We’ve also got UFH thermostats to be hard-wired, an alarm system, heat sensors, sky cables, telephone and tv points to think about. It’s a minefield! That’s all I want to do is look at sofas and paint samples, and not ponder over sockets.

 

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Homeware

Sniffles & Statement Cups

So I’ve neglected my blog over the last two weeks whilst suffering with flu, that then turned into sinusitis! Yuck! Just before I started to feel under the weather, House of Fraser had a 30% off sale and I thought it was a good time to purchase the Biba cups I’d been lusting over!

The day they arrived I was as excited as you can be with sinusitis I suppose, but the delivery certainly did cheer me, even if it was only slightly! My apologies go out to the delivery man who had the pleasure of me answering the door. I ┬áhesitated taking the box as I’d just been putting drops into my eyes and didn’t want to accidentally touch his hand. Yes, I had an eye infection too for good measure! Anyway, enough about my lurgy and back to the cups! The white and gold is not dissimilar to a starburst pattern, and quite striking. My other obsession besides gold is black, which meant I also ordered the black and gold cups which are in the style of Art Deco. I’m sure you’ll agree they are really beautiful. Not cheap, but definitely worth it!

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