Congratulations on the new baby in your family and happy birthday to two beautiful children!!I love that coffee machine. It looks wonderful there on your counter.I always find the doorbell rings, when I'm in my pj's...which in my case is a pair of cotton bottoms and an old tee shirt!! Glamorous..huh!Have a wonderful weekend! Pat
Congratulations Aunt Sophie! I was laughing out loud at the window cleaners story! How funny and I can just imagine you hiding out behind that door. Doesn't it seem like someone does something forever when you want them to be done. Maybe you should have answered the door since they may have given you free window washing with that short T~shirt on. LOL! You had an adventure on your first day off after being back at work.
Congratulations Aunt Sophie!do you let me add you to my friend list.I thought I have asked it before but it seems not!
Good morning from America:) I love the appliances! I'm glad it's Friday too. Hope you have a lovely weekend:) Take care!!
Argh! Don't you hate it when you get caught like that. I felt like I was living through the drama with you! I had to slip a package out the door to the mailman recently. I forgot he was coming and hubby had stepped out. So embarrassing. But I do love your new blue machine even if it doesn't work.
Love the coffee machine! And thank you for the great laugh this morning. I can just see you hiding behind the door! :-)))Penny
Ooooh I love your coffee maker I have been eyeing a red one of those for a while now!!!! I had a really good chuckle over your morning ! I hope that you have a nice day off,and a nice weekend!"see" you soon!
That is a funny story Sophie.You did the right thing. Stayed behind the door until they left.Love the color of the coffee pot, even if it doesn't work.Have a fun and relaxing weekend!Rosemary
I think my window cleaner is used to us by now! He frightens the life out of my oldest who is always sleeping late in the mornings during the holidays - she's convinced there's someone breaking into her room and panics everytime! Love the coffee maker. I'm find Marco Pierre White strangely terrifying!Kimx
LOL! I can just imagine you hiding behind the door to dodge the window cleaners - somhow mine always come on the day that I haven't made the beds or picked up the pile of laundry - wonder what they think when they peer through people's windows?!
Hi SophieDoing a bit of catching up on your posts.Congratulations on the newest family members arrival :-} How wonderful! I hope your sweet cat is feeling better - I love the picture of him in the doll carriage.
Congrats on your new nephew! Laughing about the window washers. Why do people disturb us when we are trying to be comfy and grungy?!Karla
What a funny story!I always seem to get caught too!When you're all showered and make up on nobody calls,but the minute you havent showered yet or makeupless(is that a word) everyone comes knockin!Congratulations on your new baby nephew!What lovely news!
UGH! Yes, I have the same things happen. In fact, I will probably write about this later but I will give you a sneak peek, I had a plumbing leak under my shower (in the hall below) today. WONDERFUL! I called the plumber and asked if he could come later today (so I would have time to clean first). Well, he showed up 15 minutes after I called. I have not de-soap scummed or de-molded my shower for who knows how long. It was SO EMBARRASSING to have a plumber standing in my disgusting shower looking at every bit of scum and mold. I always seem to be caught in a less than glamorous situation. Why can't I be perfectly dressed and my house in perfect order when these disasters occur!I've hid many a times when the doorbell rings unexpectedly.Thanks for the laugh. Glad to hear I am not the only one.Melissahttp://theinspiredroom.wordpress.com
HAHAHAHAHAHA!Funny story~ gotta watch those window cleaners!I love the pastel unuseable appliances you collect~
Oh Sophie I was laughing out loud when I read about the window cleaners. I too have had this happen to me many a time (especially when Ella was a baby.)Unfortunately it also happened with delivery people, that time I did have to admit defeat and answer the door... not a pretty sight. I'm glad its not just me who lounges in unflattering pj.xFaye
Oh Sophie,What a story !!!Now I wish you a wonderful, calm weekend.Many love greetings,PatriciaP.S. I love your coffee machine !!!
Congrats on the new addition to the family!!!! I think I've been your mate today - I am looking remarkably similar in attire - nightee is longer though, but I have the haystack!! and oddly enough the pink Roberts radio!!!
Yes, I just had to face the ex with hair afright (though it's mostly always afright - unruly redhead curls!) But we're having Burgers for dinner tonight and watching a movie that I hope to get lost in so all's ok. (wish my ex would get lost) Have a restful weekend! Blessings... Polly
Now Sophie - you know I just got past my last little bout of depression. I'm fragile right now. And here you almost cause me to rupture something laughing so hard at the thought of you hiding behind your door for 10 minutes. You nut! Can you imagine the stories you've robbed those poor fellas of telling down at the local pub? You could have had THE cleanest windows in town, had you opted not to hide. lolBy the way-hope Spider's vet appointment went well!!Kari (of the dirty windowed house)
I love the "haystack hair" comment!I too have done that before when the bug killer guy comes around! Thanks for letting me know that someone else does this too! :) Have a stress free weekend! Lisa :)
Congrats to being an Auntie again! and on your lovely clean windows! What a stylish mother you have!! I have news - I have a buyer with a buyer and a short chain!!! Yippee -so off we go again to look at two pre war semi's - yummy - perfect for my vintage stuff - I am sooooo exited - I am dreading leaving my home I adore it but needs must - we want to live and work not work to live - so feeling down and up all in one moment...... Want to paint the kitchens of both of these houses today in F&B but hubby will need working on!! Have a nice weekend Catherine
Haha great story! I've been there LOL... It's like the know when you look the worst...
What a great story! I usually feel compelled to look as busy as possible when men are working at my house. God forbid I'm caught sitting down with a cup of tea and a book. If they ever caught me in my pj's, I'd probably die of shame! :)Congratulations on the new baby!Mary
Congratulations Sophie, and happy birthday to them both. Hope your cat is feeling better. Love the window cleaner story, laughed out loud at the scenario, I think we have all been there!Hope you have a great week-end.Hugs.Sandi
Congratulations on the sweet new baby Auntie Sophie! I adore being an Aunt!!LOVE, love that coffee machine! Too, too perfect for your kitchen!I will have to tell you the story of what I looked like when our adoption case worker arrived (a day early) to to our final family evaluation. Hmm...maybe that is an idea for a post!I was giggling out loud because I have so been in that position! It always happens!Hugs,Sue
Hi Sophie,Great story! - I am sure window cleaners are used to seeing all sorts though!! Hope Spider is getting better.Enjoy looking at your coffee machine!Niki.
Okay, Sophie - I've finally gotten my giveaway stuff posted on my blog. You MUST enter. I insist. (but no pressure, take your time...lol)
I get overjoyed to hear of other people collecting items they'll never use. Sometimes something just strikes your fancy and you have to have to completely nonpractical reasons.Congratulations on the new baby!Love,Julie
Oh and btw, I added you to my blog roll if you don't mind. If you do, just let me know and I can take you off. Thanks!Love,Julie
Congatulations on the new addition to the family, glad it all went well.The window cleaner story made me howl! When I was a teenager I used to sleep with the curtains open and I lost count of the times I uses to slide under the sheets just after he'd started cleaning!Love the coffee machine, at least you won't have to clean it!Julia x
Oh Soph, what memories came rushing back when you mentioned the windowcleaners...I remember well the "little man" who came to clean our windows (my wonderful neighbor Violet "Bubbles" Loxley (she was a west end actress of some talent) used to say, we have a little man who comes and does our windows, should I send him round?" My GOD the Little Man was all of 6'1 and looked like HE should be on the West End...so naturally I said, sure, send him round...so what do I get? A little man, a little man about 5'3 with whiskey stains on his coveralls and a pipe hanging out his mouth...a little man, too right, but could he make that leaded glass in the windows shine!!!
Funny funny Sophie! I think we have all been caught looking that way and had to duck and hide! How uncomfortable :) But to have my own window washers....that would be great!
Sophie, I can just picture it, that is funny and you know how much I like your pink radio.
lol. how funny :-)that sort of thing always happens to me too :-)
First of all, congrats on the newest member of your family .. so adorable!!!!! How fun it will be to have the same birthday for both. Although I do believe that the children might not agree later on in life. ha.I am laughing about you hiding behind the door. I have done the same thing, however it was with a salesman at the door. He was actually looking in my kitchen window before he knocked and there I was looking quite shabby indeed! We made eye contact and I nearly went white cause all I had on was a very short robe, a towel on my head and no makeup or underwear. Afterwards I was trying to think if I had been bending over at all. Oh my..!! I hid behind a wall and prayed he would go away..which he did. Hope your week goes great! Love the old coffee maker, too.xo,Becky
OMG! that happened to me on Friday! Tree surgeons - three of them at 8.30am. Aah panic, I was dressed, but I was also chatting away to myself (I know, I am sooo odd) and dancing to some seriously sad pop music when one of them popped his head through the kitchen window. They were here all day, so I had to bake some fairy cakes as we had no biscuits. I iced them too, in pink icing! very funny.I am loving the baby photos, aren't they both divine? No wonder you are finding it hard to keep away.Just lovely.Victoria x
You are so funny! And the never-to-be-used appliance looks lovely.
just like something out of a comedy sketch, how funny, I'm sure they have seen worse than your attire. But I can understand your horror. Love the blue coffee machine even if it doesn't work it looks fab.jules
We certainly know how to make good tea here in Yorkshire. Hope school is going OK, I understand about the return to school blues, I suffered from them for over 25 years.Denisex
First off I wanted to let your mom know that she will require a stern talking to for even thinking of throwing out such a beautiful espresso maker - even if it doesn't work. It's lovely and I can see why you rescued it. Of course any stern lecture that I would give to your mom would be followed by a smile and a hug :o) Secondly, loved the story about you being in a short t-shirt, with panda eyes and haystack hair. I could totally picture it, and could sadly picture myself in this same situation. Yesterday I was in my pajamas until 1:45 pm - any number of people could have come by in the time. I would have hidden, and HAVE hidden when it's happened in the past. Kindred souls you and I are :o)alliewww.mycozyhome.typepad.com
Congratulations Sophie. I'll bet the baby is just too sweet for words! The coffee machine is adorable! I'd leave it out just to look at it!Have a wonderful day,Kitty
42 Comments already? What the heck? Well, I already KNOW what the heck. You're just SOOOO nice, well written and funny! Therefore, I'm passing on the "You Make Me Smile" award to you. Pick it up on my blog whenever you get the chance!Kari
Hey Sophie! No most people here don't get anyone to do it...maybe some rich folks or elderly who need help. I paid someone $65 one time to do mine but usually I think most people either don't do it or do it themselves. I like to hear the differences too! Don't ever be shy to ask :)I remember learning about the nappy/diaper thing when I was in school and laughed so hard!
Hi...just stopping by from Kari's blog to say congrats on the "Smile" award she gifted you with!I enjoyed reading this post as Saturday found me in jammies all morning and I did give the cat a bath in said jammies and turns out is was lunch time and I ordered pizza delivered and had to convince Hubby to get the door instead of me!Nice to meet you...have a great day!!:)
Enjoyed the window cleaner story:) Congratulations to your sister and her husband on the arrival of the new baby. How clever of her to have both babies on the same date.
Hi Sophie - we viewed one of the houses on Sunday and loved it again so much they had to lever me out !! Didnt bother to view the other as this one is for us. The other is more handsome but this has all the lovely original features lovingly restored and the other had had them removed. This has got a wonderful cellar which is quite unusual round here. I hadnt seen out the back or the cellar the first time cos I was so evercome with the back room cupboard!and it was pouring down. Anyway it has an arched fireplace in the cellar and it so dry and cosy - I am thinking sewing room and Alan is thinking wood lathe! I am soooo excited about it, I am going to have alcoves! The garden has a ricketty summerhouse but I think we could replace it with a nice new one paint it F&B in and out and I 'll have that. The garden is lovely and the guy was so proud - there is an aviary next door and Alan is itchiing to see it. It backs on to the WI Hall and apparently its quite noisy on a Monday when the over 60's have their dance night!! I had a lovely old doll my Nana bought me when I was little (pot head etc) restrung this weekend and she is lovely - she wants to move too and she will have pride of place on the old wooden potty chair I have has since I was little...I could go on forever......X Catherine
Ha,you missed getting the windows done for free...love the coffee maker you must get your taste from you equally tasteful mum.Love the Roberts radio,I want a Cath Kidston one but too expensive still.pop over to my blog to pick up an award for making me smile,hope Spider is doing well and your new nephew is thriving,Kat xx
Sophie, 2 things:a) have you figured out that whole "enabling your e-mail" thing? and b) you realize you have to do a certain number of posts per week, right? And I think you may be starting to lag a little behind. I'm only telling you this as your friend. It's what I'm here for. Oh okay. That's not really a rule. I just need to read more new things about your life. Dang, I'm almost a stalker. Only not. I'm too lazy for that. Well, that and I live in a whole other country.P.S. I sent you a little something today. A VERY little something so don't get too excited - it's not a bag of grits or a bottle of Texas Pete sauce. Think smaller. Much smaller. And flatter. lol
Congratulations on the new baby.Your story about the window cleaner struck a chord - I am glad it doesn't happen to me only!To be a window cleaner eh? They must see some sights don't you think?We now have the same coffee maker too! Good taste or coincidence.Thanks for dropping by - Oska is much better now. I hate it when the boys are hurting - you don't know what to do for the best.Love Ax
Hi SophieCongratulations to a proud Auntie. Does your little nephew have a name yet?I had to smile at the window cleaner story. It could have been worse...a friend of mine once opened the curtains when in the nude to find the window cleaner outside the window! I think that it would have taken me several cups of tea to get over your experience too. I felt bad enough last week when I had changed into my old pyjamas only minutes before a ring on the doorbell and it was the man from UPS with a package! He did give me a strange look as it was the middle of the day.Thanks for your kind words on my last post.Marie x
Sophie, come pick up your award...your grits will be getting off soon...won't be using UPS tho lolSandi
Hi Sophie,What a funny story!! Don't you always get someone at the door at the worst possible time?? Good idea to hide and pretend to be out..I have done that before too!Love the coffee machine. I wouldn't have let your mum throw it out either!All the best,Kathy :)
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