18 December 2013

Last Order Dates and other news

As everything winds down for the Christmas break I thought I'd better post my last order dates.  It's been a busy end to the year and so I'm looking forward to some time off and catching up with jobs before planning new products for next year.  If there's some lighting products you would like to see please let me know!

So I have time to make up orders these are the LAST ORDER DATES FOR DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS:

UK 2nd Class - Tuesday 17th December by 3pm
UK 1st Class - Thursday 19th December by 1pm
UK Special Delivery - Monday 22rd December by 1pm

This will give me time to make up your order and get it to the Post Office before the deadlines.  Orders placed after these times I will do my best to get to you before Christmas but I can't promise.

Orders placed on or after Tuesday 23rd December will be posted w/c 6th January.

It's been a bit of a stressful couple of weeks.  We decided to get our open plan living/dining room redecorated.  It's one of those jobs we've been putting off due to the large amount of furniture and "stuff" requiring moving in order to get the job done.

Previous occupants had taken out the diving wall and installed an RSJ but there was an obvious bump in the ceiling, the paper was starting to crack and come off and there was some dodgy plaster cornice where one room was at a different height to the other!

It all started really well.  Got decorators booked to sort out the ceiling so a carpenter put up a picture rail to level out the cornice.  Turned out the living room cornice was an inch higher than the dining room!

Then the plasterer sorted out the RSJ - looked like the original builders hadn't even covered it with plaster... don't ask!

That's when it started to go wrong.  We had to wait for the plaster to dry for a couple of days but then the decorators phoned in sick so what should have been finished last week stretched into this week. That meant we had to delay the carpet.  It should have been laid today.

On Monday/Tuesday they re-papered the ceiling and that was their job done and my parents-in-law are helping out with the painting so we're just about back on track for the carpet on Friday.

I can't wait to get the room back.  The house being in chaos and having the only aerial socket in the house in said living room means it's been a challenge to keep up with our favourite programmes (thank goodness for BBC live streaming and catchup TV on the internet!)

Isn't Christmas supposed to be a relaxing time of year?!  Next time we decide to get a room decorated it won't be a couple of weeks before Christmas!!

Wishing all my followers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog this year.