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Forum: General Chat 25 Oct 20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Thank you for that suggestion Michelle, thatís a...

Thank you for that suggestion Michelle, thatís a great idea and Iíll look into getting one. God love Amazon!
Forum: General Chat 25 Oct 20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Mobile I honestly canít understand why any retailer...

I honestly canít understand why any retailer would sell such fairly useless units!

Thank you Karen
Forum: General Chat 25 Oct 20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Apologies for the delay, we are on a bit of a go...

Apologies for the delay, we are on a bit of a go slow with the kitchen. Itís taking my FIL a lot longer than he expected, we suspect heís bitten off more than he can chew. Thereís been a few mistakes...
Forum: General Chat 22 Oct 20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,948
Posted By smithlane
Mobile When my partner took out our en suite in 2015 he...

When my partner took out our en suite in 2015 he encountered a similar problem. It took him ages to fully rip it out causing all sorts of damage to the walls then promptly left it for 4 years until...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Oct 20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,380
Posted By smithlane
Mobile I honestly donít see how they can still say exams...

I honestly donít see how they can still say exams in their current form are going ahead next year!
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Oct 20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,762
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Couldnít agree more

Couldnít agree more
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Oct 20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,762
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Interesting, thank you. There is also the...

Interesting, thank you.
There is also the difference between how schools have handled moving onto online learning. There is sometimes a huge gap between different schools, there certainly was where...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Oct 20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,459
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Fantastic news, you both deserve it! Fingers and...

Fantastic news, you both deserve it! Fingers and toes crossed you get to go
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 19 Oct 20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,762
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Are the GCSEís the same between England and...

Are the GCSEís the same between England and Wales? If so then that would be where this impacts the children unfairly
Forum: General Chat 17 Oct 20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
So we have got to the end of the week and are...

So we have got to the end of the week and are getting there slowly but surely! We now have the 2 ovens wired in so at least I can use them but the work surface isn't being fitted until next...
Forum: General Chat 17 Oct 20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
That's good you've got them put to work :pgig:...

That's good you've got them put to work :pgig:. When is the kitchen starting? So will the fitter put the tiles under the new kitchen? Our tiler is starting on Monday so can't wait to see them down
Forum: General Chat 17 Oct 20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
You've done so well living like that for a year,...

You've done so well living like that for a year, I'm not sure I could cope! It will be totally worth it in the end
Forum: General Chat 17 Oct 20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Oh my goodness, I can't imagine not having lights...

Oh my goodness, I can't imagine not having lights upstairs! I really shouldn't complain :pgig:
I feel so guilty about Boris but we are giving him a lot more attention and cuddles to hopefully make...
Forum: General Chat 15 Oct 20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,935
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Huge hugs to you all, what a worrying time for...

Huge hugs to you all, what a worrying time for you.
As others have said, please donít feel guilty you couldnít have known.
Fingers and toes crossed these abnormal tests turn out to be nothing xx
Forum: General Chat 15 Oct 20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Thank you Michelle! He really is great, has saved...

Thank you Michelle! He really is great, has saved us a small fortune too which weíre immensely grateful for
Forum: General Chat 15 Oct 20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Thank you! They really are a godsend, I think it...

Thank you! They really are a godsend, I think it would have taken another week if they were all flat packed!

Choosing a colour can be a nightmare canít it. Iíve stuck to the same palette of greys...
Forum: General Chat 15 Oct 20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Oh wow exciting. Yours looks like itís been...

Oh wow exciting. Yours looks like itís been delivered and stored much neater than ours, we had parts all over the living room 😂

We are having to lay the tiles after as we couldnít find one who...
Forum: General Chat 15 Oct 20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,109
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Iíve had a couple of clients buy and hate the...

Iíve had a couple of clients buy and hate the Evoque so wouldnít buy one from their experience.
I know someone with the new RR Velar and she loves it but itís out of our price range as they havenít...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Yes thank you, Iíve applied for both. Itís a...

Yes thank you, Iíve applied for both. Itís a shame it wasnít as much as it could be as I bought an expensive piece of equipment last year
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Well I obviously hope that wonít happen. Iím...

Well I obviously hope that wonít happen. Iím still only up to about 60-70% of my pre Covid capacity so I canít afford for it to drop much further
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Perfect thank you both. I hadnít a chance to read...

Perfect thank you both. I hadnít a chance to read into the rules yet but Iíve had a couple of panicked clients message today so Iím glad I can reassure them now
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 15 Oct 20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 938
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Can I still work?

With London going in to Tier 2 from Saturday Iím not sure if I can still work as I am a mobile beauty therapist.
About a third of my clients live in Surrey but most live in Richmond or Kingston...
Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
The fitting has started! My FIL is doing it...

The fitting has started!
My FIL is doing it singlehandedly so it's quite slow going but we are making progress.

Day 1

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Forum: General Chat 14 Oct 20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Thank you Rachel! Have the units lasted well? Oh...

Thank you Rachel! Have the units lasted well? Oh I know it's like an addiction :pgig:. I know I don't have anymore space but just can't help myself buying more :d:
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 14 Oct 20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,502
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Does the virus extrude itself from the body, form...

Does the virus extrude itself from the body, form up into an arm and hand, pick up a baseball bat, and smack you on the head?

😂 This made me lol, thank you Andy. Letís keep the positive vaccine...
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 12 Oct 20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,141
Posted By smithlane
My SIL is Eastleigh and from what I was reading...

My SIL is Eastleigh and from what I was reading yesterday that area and Southampton has some of the lowest cases in the country so fingers crossed your DD will be ok

Sorry Sue I quoted you not...
Forum: General Chat 12 Oct 20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Mobile So the painting is done thank goodness. I had to...

So the painting is done thank goodness. I had to do it over 4 days as the priming coats took longer than I thought, it was like painting with milk!
I went with Cornforth White from Farrow and Ball,...
Forum: General Chat 12 Oct 20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Thank you Lynda! My god itís such an upheaval...

Thank you Lynda!
My god itís such an upheaval I cannot wait until itís done. Hopefully by the end of the week weíll have something resembling a new kitchen 😃
Forum: General Chat 12 Oct 20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Thank you. Yes to be honest this has cost more...

Thank you.
Yes to be honest this has cost more than what we originally wanted to pay but then weíre saving money with my FIL fitting it so I think itís evened itself out.
Iím sure yours will look...
Forum: General Chat 12 Oct 20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Thank you! 😂, I know what you mean. Whenever...

Thank you!
😂, I know what you mean. Whenever anyone new would come into the kitchen they were always shocked when they saw them. Itís definitely a topic of conversation 😂
Forum: Current Virus Issue Forum 8 Oct 20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,380
Posted By smithlane
Mobile I wish the govt would just make a decision and...

I wish the govt would just make a decision and stick to it. I agree with those that think it should be a mixture of exams, teacher assessments and coursework as there is no way the usual GCSEs can go...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 7 Oct 20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By smithlane
Mobile We are planning to tack on The Keys to our 2022...

We are planning to tack on The Keys to our 2022 holiday and have put aside 5 days. I was thinking 2 nights Key Largo, 1 night Key West and 2 nights Marathon but not sure if thatís the right amount of...
Forum: Beyond the Parks 7 Oct 20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Hi Rachel, a week is a perfect amount of time...

Hi Rachel, a week is a perfect amount of time (although I would go for longer!)
Your kids will be the perfect age, there is as much or as little to do as you want. Ami accommodations were who we...
Forum: General Chat 6 Oct 20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Thank you Katie. The table is definitely growing...

Thank you Katie. The table is definitely growing on me so Iím fairly certain Iíll go with that one.
Forum: General Chat 6 Oct 20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Thank you CFB. I hope youíre enjoying your new...

Thank you CFB. I hope youíre enjoying your new dining area. Would love to extend the kitchen out into the garden to make the whole room bigger but itís just not worth the expense (especially with...
Forum: General Chat 6 Oct 20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Thank you! The cupboard with no doors on it...

Thank you!

The cupboard with no doors on it is actually a fairly new unit as we used to have the old boiler in the corner. My OH put it up but had serious doubts it was strong enough to hold the...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,264
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Ooh I love threads like these and reading...

Ooh I love threads like these and reading everyoneís plans!

We are currently re doing our kitchen and then the main bathroom will be straight after so hopefully both of those will be done by...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Mobile If only you lived a bit closer Helen, Iíd be...

If only you lived a bit closer Helen, Iíd be dropping him over first thing 😂

A client of mine is a dog sitter/walker and regularly looks after 3 Vislaís (from different households) at once as well...
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Thank you Rachael, I really hope it does too!

Thank you Rachael, I really hope it does too!
Forum: General Chat 5 Oct 20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,999
Posted By smithlane
Mobile Thank you Karen! Well we have enabled each other...

Thank you Karen! Well we have enabled each other with our collections 😂.
Ooh will you be doing a refurb thread? Would love to see your plans!

Iíve seen a great display cabinet in IKEA that...
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