Word Of The Week – Mess

The first week of the summer holidays certainly hasn’t gone the way I planned that’s for sure. On Sunday evening after stripping the living room wallpaper we realised it wasn’t going to be the simple job we imagined. I naively thought it would take Chris a weekend to complete. Little did I know the scale of mess it would actually create.

I definitely didn’t plan for the fact that the living room wouldn’t be fully functional for a week. On a usual week this would have been no problem. Throw in torrential rain and all of us coming down with a virus and it’s a recipe for disaster. Poor Chris has been coming in from work feeling lousy and getting straight on with it so it doesn’t drag on too long.

There has been extra dust, crumbling plaster, paint fumes and disorganisation galore. The level of mess for a clean freak like me has been a nightmare. Just for good measure I decided now would be the perfect time for an extreme declutter. We now have bags and boxes awaiting re-homing cluttering up the hallway.

I’m so looking forward to next week when we can finally sort out the mess. I’m hoping we all feel better too or next weeks word will be cabin fever !

The Reading Residence



  1. August 4th 2017 / 9:50 AM

    Oh no, what a week. I do hope you’re all on the up now and that the mess gets cleared next week x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. August 4th 2017 / 4:32 PM

    Oh what a fantastic partner. I hate disorder it really stresses me out so I can understand where you’re coming from I hope it gets sorted soon and you can relax X #wotw

  3. August 4th 2017 / 8:37 PM

    What a week you have had! I can see why you wanted to declutter too. We need to do this, I just can’t find the time #WotW

  4. August 4th 2017 / 11:13 PM

    I can imagine the mess must have been very frustrating especially when combined with rain and a virus. Hope you all feel better soon and that things start to return to normal next week x #WotW

  5. August 6th 2017 / 7:34 PM

    oh no Angela what a nightmare, how it gets sorted soon decorating is a nightmare x

  6. August 7th 2017 / 3:39 PM

    I hate it when you what you think is going to be a simple job turns out to be a nightmare one! I hope this week is faring better. catching up with #wotw

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