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Hello my name is Donna. Thanks for visiting. I live in an Edwardian house in inner city Manchester, I love Baking, car booting, hunting around charity shops, and crafting.I work full time.I have two grown up children. And lots of spare time.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Merry Christmas

I forgot we managed to get the tree up last weekend. We painted the ripped wallpaper and  put it up. I can't keep waiting for the insurance to get there finger out. At least the tree hides all the damage.
We bought some lovely baubles in Liberty on our trip to London so had to put it up.

With doing that and trying to get everything back into the elar my back has given out. I have to call in sick yesterday. Go to the doctors for some medication that to be honest isn't working. I am sat here with so much to do.But I'm not going to worry about it

Because I've got the second series of the Crown o watch. I spent a lovely afternoon and evening lying on the sofa watching it. The pain is bearable in that position. I am really enjoying it. Just wish the queen would smile more!


Wednesday, 13 December 2017

13th December Finally!!

I can breath again. It's finally finishes I just need to put every thing back. That might be tricky as its all been in the garden and its frozen at the moment. Oh well I have faced more than that over these last few weeks.
We feel like our house hasn't been ours. This saga with the Insurance company has gone on and on.They are now saying they are coming on the 20th December 2017. To re-repair the drains. Lets see. I am not stressing about it any longer. We are all alive and well. So what if the house isn't perfect for Christmas it will be next year.

Monday, 11 December 2017

11 December 2017

Finally! It's nearly finished

Friday, 8 December 2017

8th DEcember 2017


I love cats my mum loves cats and my children love cats.I have always had cats We have two very spoilt boys Pudding and Chips. Who are still only babies at 4.

I have been on a rescue mission tonight before work I'm on nights this week. There has been a cat straying for quite some time near a busy main road. She has had one litter of kittens we only managed to save one a few weeks ago by trapping him. We tried and tried to get mummy but she was just too clever for the trap.

The little boy has been re-homed and I am told is very happy.

Due to the weather forecast and the fact that we thought she could be pregnant again it was time to try and trap her. We baited the traps with hot chicken and smelly fish and straight away we had her. Or so we thought.

It was this little sod. We had taken her home yesterday after she followed my daughter to the bus stop. We let her out and I took her home.
I had to leave the rescuers as I had to get to work. But as soon as I arrived I got the message I was hoping for we had her.

She's now warm and safe and that's the main thing. The rescue will take her to the vet tomorrow to make sure she's not pregnant and get her neutered. 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

5th December 2017

Well the engineers came yesterday with there cameras again to look at the drains. But this time they were bringing the BIG BOSS with them. My daughter who still lives at home told me not to let him go until he told me he was going to fix the drains. Or at least get his phone number, so he took ownership of this problem.
Anyway they found an anomaly!! basically that means water sat in and under the drain. So they are digging the paths up again and sealing them.

Lets hope they fix it this time. And I can get on with putting my house back together.

I don't know when I will get the time to do this I am on three nights this week and working everyday next.

On a brighter note I have just treated myself to this. With codes and Quidco I did really well with money off and free gifts

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Cellar first coat of paint

We have decided to just go ahead and paint the cellar. If we wait for the insurance company to respond to us about the drains, we will be waiting forever. I spent 3 hours on the phone to them yesterday being passed around to different people. They arranged to come out today while I was here to reassess the drains and show me on the camera. They sneakily came yesterday while I was in work. OH well they will just have to come back.

First coat on. I will have to contact the flooring people and delay them coming.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017



On  a brighter note in all this mess and chaos, I decided to wrap some presents. 

   And its not too early 

I can't wait for all this mess to get sorted so I can have my house back to normal for a little bit.

Cellar update part 2

The cellar got plastered last week 

As you can see all plastered. 

Saturday night and it starts to rain. The water finds a new way in. The drains are still not fixed properly. I an sick and tired of talking to the insurance company about the shoddy workmanship of the companies they keep sending out.

They are sending another drain company out to correct the work of the other one.Heres hoping we can have it done for Christmas. 

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