Wednesday, 4 April 2012

I am Sorrel Ready!

All the dog snot has been removed from cottage windows/paintwork/doors and strangely enough the cat flap
A mummified mouse has been removed from under our bed
Fresh flowers have been put into the spare bedroom alongside a pair of worn fluffy slippers and of course, a spare towel has been laid out tastefully upon the neatly unwrinkled eiderdown
and  every surface has been double sprayed with a generous helping of febreze


I am ready!

38 comments:

  1. How about a little Lindt chocolate on the pillow?

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  2. Iris
    Mabel would eat it AND the pillow!
    x

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  3. Are you prepared for all the comments this post is going to induce, though?

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  4. I didn't know I'd been invited.

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  5. All the best ! I am sure you will "shine" through it all, John. Would love to read your mind at moments though ... lol

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  6. Thank god for Febreeze....When I had my dogs I would put a Fleecy dryer sheet in the vacuum which helped with the doggie odors.

    Have a good visit, may your MIL be on her best behavior.

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  7. I can fully understand the Febreeze. I remember cleaning out my Dads central vac and the concentrated dog stench therin...yike... Sounds like you are ready, the chocolate would have been a nice touch but I can see the problem.

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  8. Glad you got it all done!

    I wonder what Albert will gift Sorrel with on this visit.

    I do hope S have a lovely time with you and Chris. She must love you both very much to step so far out of her comfort zone into your wild country life for a few days.

    megan

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  9. megan
    she is a sweet, sweet woman who does not possess a bad bone in her body!
    she hates bulldogs, detests birds and couldn't cope with a rural crisis if her life depended on it
    and I love her dearly!
    x

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  10. Be careful of the Fleecy dryer sheets they do horrible things to bearings.

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  11. Well, after these Herculean preparations, I hope you actually enjoy a delightful visit. Though perhaps a neighbour would take pity on you, and take your in-house animals for a holiday during the visit. No?

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  12. "I am ready"
    Famous last words if ever I heard them.
    Jane x

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  13. It will be fine. Wonderful, even.

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  14. Mommyfied...

    I'm worried!

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  15. Do you hire out? My house needs the same treatment!

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  16. Got enough wine??
    Good luck!!
    xo

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  17. Are you wearing any of your new duds for the occasion???? You must have to wear suspenders to keep the old trousers in there proper place at this point ...you svelte thing you!!! You should be very proud ......it is NOT easy to drop even a pound.....I am really impressed!!! And am almost convinced to give it a go!!

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  18. Put on your best Ian Hewitson shirt, belt and braces and you'll be fine!

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  19. Towel, tick. Slippers, tick. Flowers, tick. Chocs, still to buy. Gin and Tonics, still to buy. Smelly soap, still to buy.

    My daughter's 3rd given name is Sorrell (but with a second L).

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  20. Just don't wander around in your undies again, or fall into pig crap, or take in any strange feathered friends, and all will go perfectly!!!

    Have fun!

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  21. How about the Welcome mat? Complimentary chocs on the pillow? Feedback form?

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  22. >every surface has been double sprayed with a generous helping of febreze

    Have you absolutely no shame?

    Nx

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  23. Thanks I'll be on the next train !

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  24. Oh, and don't forget the g'zunda!

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  25. Have to make a good impression eh John. Have a nice weekend.

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  26. Love your blog... the photos & the commentary, especially the canines.
    I am an American of Welsh heritage.
    Best wishes from Portland, Oregon, USA.

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  27. Well if she doesn't choke to death on the febreeze, she ought to have a great stay! Ready or not......

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  28. Pssst, 100 cans of Febreze, special bulk discount this week only, hurry while stocks last....

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  29. What a little bit of 'Shake'n'Vac'. Oh no I have a terrible image in my head now...

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  30. I know all will go well, and you'll have a great time!

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  31. I'm sure she will appreciate all the extra work to make her comfy. Hope you have nice time together.

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  32. Hope all goes well, hope your patience remains in credit, and hope you all have a happy and peaceful Easter.

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  33. welcome steven
    and thanks everyone
    "buffs up the banister as I type"

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  34. I have no mother or mother-in-law coming to visit, but would you please fly over to Onawa and clean up my cat-hair filled apt.? Well, you'd have to fly into Omaha, Ne and then hitchhike 35 miles!!!

    Cheers,
    Nancy in Iowa

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