It was a weekend of no photographs, a weekend of awful wet and windy weather, when I was grateful for mainly staying at home in the warm and dry. I'm still working on a secret project that I will be able to reveal in just over a week's time. I did venture out to watch Strictly on Saturday night with Mum and Dad and took a huge mending pile with me, which I completed - there is something very pleasing about fixing clothing rather than consigning it to the charity shop or recycling bin - I'm a bit of a thrifty old bird on the quiet!!! Sunday was yet more staying out of the weather, more secret project work and rustling up a lovely roast dinner.
And so onto Monday, the day started out just fine, my Avon delivery arrived and I popped back to bed for a little while as I do have to get up rather early for the delivery. Later just as I was about to start unpacking the Avon, the door knocker went and it was Hermes with my Wilko's parcel - we don't have one anywhere near here so about once a year I do a big order of all sorts of goodies. As I started opening the parcel I realised I had blue ink on my hand and I straight away thought uh oh!!!! Remember I said I am a thrifty old bird?? Well about every two to three years I dye all my jeans back to a lovely dark blue colour, I can't stand faded jeans and would never get rid of them, I just dye them. Wilko's have the best price on Dylon's jean machine dye at the moment so I had ordered two packs!! I hastily moved the parcel from the lounge into the kitchen and this is what greeted me when I got the parcel properly opened.
The next job was to ring Wilkinson's customer services and I must say they have been really great. I sent them photographs of above plus this one of the empty box.
I explained that I had to go out so the lovely girl who was dealing with things promised me that if I got the photos sent to her before I went out, she would ensure that a manager saw them and would ring me back after 6pm. Sure enough I got a phone call just after six, profuse apologies for the poor packing and sorted out what was damaged. They are now going to resend my order less the storage stuff that I was able to save and clean up, plus will be sending gift vouchers as an apology/compensation. So fingers crossed that all goes OK - I have finally finished disposing of the parcel contents and cleaning my kitchen back up - I was impressed with how well the dye came off of the floor.
And now I need to make a start on some of the things that I was supposed to be doing today like dealing with my Avon and more work on secret craft project!! Have a great week everyone, mine can only get better after today!!