Day 742 sanding the kitchen worktops & Caitlin & Scott’s leaving do! 🇦🇺⚽️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

I’m tired today but I guess that’s hardly surprising. It’s been sunny but pretty cold outside so I decided to sand down the kitchen worktops as I need to get the kitchen finished and it’s driving me mad.

There’s the trigger though…. I “need” to get the kitchen finished, I don’t particularly want to.

I’m at it by 9am. Don’t do anything by halves me.

Within about five minutes, my whole body is vibrating. Don’t you just love a job that you start and wish you’d never bothered.

It is in pretty bad nick so it takes a bit of work.

After about 3 hours it’s all sanded down and ready for the oil. I had to charge the sander battery 3 times during the job so to be fair, the actual sanding maybe didn’t take quite as long.

The oiling was fun. It was really quick and gave instant results.

Not sure the photos really do it much justice.

Really should have moved that orange cloth!!

So despite not really enjoying it, I am really chuffed with the outcome. It definitely needs another few coats so I’ll do one later on.

This is another one of these situations where I need to make myself be damn proud of what I’ve done. Read that sentence again… need to make myself… 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤣

It’s been a productive Sunday morning. ♥️

Of course I had to go for a nap afterwards!! I was so cold and tired but I didn’t really sleep. It was still nice to have a rest.

I’ve started watching Downton Abbey… it still makes me laugh as I used to think I hated period dramas… I’m incredulous at the life people lived and not even that long ago…. Ironing the newspapers?!? And I think I have a hard life… eh naw!!!

So this afternoon we went to the pub next door for Caitlin and Scott’s leaving party. Caitlin lives two doors down. The daughter of Rachel two doors down 😬😘

They are heading off to Australia tomorrow morning to start a new football coaching job in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

We’ve known Caitlin since we moved here 6.5 years ago and she is such a lovely girl. She always has a smile for everyone. I really miss her when she’s not here.

She’s not been here a lot! She’s been out coaching football in the States on and off for years. I hardly see her when she’s home but when I do it’s always really nice to see her.

I’m so proud of her for following her dream and doing what she wants to do in life. She knows what she wants and she goes for it. I’m very envious as I wish I’d had carried on travelling when I was younger. She’s seeing so much of the world and experiencing things that so many people do not. I always say that travelling to Australia and New Zealand in 2004/5 is one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I came back and jumped back into the rat race because I thought I should.

They stood while Holly, who owns the pub, read out a fab poem she’d written for them and there were hundreds of photos taken.

I really have to rethink the horizontal stripe. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤣

We both felt really privileged to have been invited to share their last night with their family….. not last night ever…. At least for a good while.

Caitlin and Scott ♥️ you both have so many beautiful chapters left to write and we both wish you the most amazing journey. 🇦🇺⚽️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Stay safe everyone 🇦🇺♥️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

4 thoughts on “Day 742 sanding the kitchen worktops & Caitlin & Scott’s leaving do! 🇦🇺⚽️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  1. Those counter tops came out sooo nice! I love your kitchen and I agree with you about settling down too young. There are times I regret doing that, too, so I’ve decided to believe in reincarnation so next time I come back I can be a world traveling fool hehe.

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    1. That sounds like a great idea. I’m so proud of her for following her heart. It’s a small village here so even more impressive for her to leave and see the world. Thanks, we can’t afford a new kitchen so just have to redecorate!! 🥰

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  2. The kitchen counter top looks amazing! Great job!!! And I so relate….there are so many times I postpone doing something and when I get to it and its harder than it seemed – it’s just – ARGHHH! But I also love the feeling of a job well done! 😀

    Also, there is always time to travel!!! It is never too late to see a few new places. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I love it now that it’s almost done but I have been at it for months now…. A clear house is definitely a clearer mind for me.

      I want to go everywhere if I’m honest. I want to see the whole world and yet feel a bit trapped by life as it currently stands. I believe it will come though so that’s a start!! ✈️🛳🚐

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