Saturday, 10 June 2017

An Awful Welcome Home!

Hello my friends!  First I what to thank all of you who visited my blog and commented these past weeks, even though you knew I wouldn't be able to return the favour!  You are so very, very sweet!

I have no card today, as we only arrived home yesterday and we have so much to do . . . I will explain!

We arrived home after a two hour drive at 03:30 in the morning, opened the front door and encountered a stomach wrenching smell, the whole house smelled like a rubbish tip of rotting, putrefying food . . . we had had a power cut eleven days ago and our two freezers had defrosted and all the food had rotted . . . meat, vegetables, ice cream had all turned to liquid and filled the house with a wonderful smell to greet us!  So, we had to clear that all up before we could get some sleep!  We managed to crawl into bed at 05:30 as the sun was coming up - well, it was daylight, there was no sun, only rain!

We have had to get a load of food now, as we have nothing left to eat, so I will leave you gentle readers, with a few video clips and a couple of pictures that we took whilst away (they aren't wonderful, as I have had no time to edit and they were only shot on my old phone).

Here they are, such as they are!









Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know!

If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


23 comments:

  1. Your photos are gorgeous, but I do feel awful for you for that terrible return home. Hope things are looking up!

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  2. How awful for you ­čś» hope you are managing to catch up on some sleep now. Lovely views - hope to catch up with you soon dear friend x

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  3. Oh Hazel I am so sorry....What an awful thing to come home too. I hope the holiday though was a good one but I suspect you wish you where still there? Sending hugs and love x

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  4. i can't imagine how awful that must have been for you last nite - and then the cost of all that food to boot!!!! are those vineyards on the hillside in your video??

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  5. So sorry you had to return to that Hazel, it must have been horrendous. I love the photos and the video and I've never seen so many goats in my life. The countryside and the beach both look gorgeous. Hope you feel rested and enjoyed your break even if the homecoming could have been better. x

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  6. Oh my gosh, what a horrible thing to come home to :( Ugh. I hope that you had a wonderful trip!! The photos are so gorgeous!! What amazing scenery!! I hope you are able to rest up and relax (and refill the fridge!!) Have a great weekend, my friend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. What a horrible thing to come home to! You poor things... Your photos are amazing. No editing required :)

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  8. Oh, my goodness, what an awful mess to greet you on your arrival home. I hope you have it all sorted now, and your home smelling fresh again. Get some rest and look forward to a wonderful summer.

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  9. Looks like an idyllic break but so sorry you came home to that mess and stink greeting you. Hope you can get some rest (and some shopping!) soon

    Kathyk

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  10. Oh Hazel I am so mortified for you, what a terrible thing to happen. Glad you have it sorted now although I am sure you are very tired yet. Beautiful photographs though thanks for sharing ;) big hugs Viv xxxx

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  11. Nice home greeting...NOT. I can't imagine 11 days off rotting. Yuk. Your photos are quite fabulous taken from an "old phone" and unedited! I wish my new phone would be as good~ Have fun shopping :(

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  12. What a horrible smelly mess to come home to...and at 3:30 a.m...Ugh! But happy you are home and can soon get back into a more normal routine. Your photos were beautiful, Hazel. TFS Hugs..

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  13. Ewww...can just imagine the smell. Bummer! Photo's of your trip look wonderful.

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  14. Oh my gosh Hazel...what an awful homecoming. I hope you've gotten some sleep and some fresh air throughout your home.

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  15. Hello Hazel,
    I am so sorry for what happened. Fortunately, besides being tired after travel and forced cleaning, there has not been a great tragedy. There are worse misfortunes. But we are always happy when the house welcomes us warm and pleasant smell and not such surprises.
    I hope that now everything will be ok. But the journey had to be great :-)) and will be something to remember.
    Hugs,
    Bo┼╝enA

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  16. OMGosh Hazel that sounds terrible. Your pictures though are very lovely.
    Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Glad to have you back. Hugs Veerle xxx

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  17. Oh, no! What an awful welcome, Hazel! I love the pictures you posted! Beautiful scenery!

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  18. Oh Hazel, I'm only just reading this now!! I'm subscribing to you rather than relying on Blogger, so I don't miss anything in future. Just a dreadful welcome home. The stuff of nightmares in fact :( Lovely photographs of your holiday though - focus on that! Xx

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  19. That is terrible!! I'm so sorry you were greeted with that mess when you got home, Hazel. I hope that things are getting better.

    On the up side, what a glorious place for your vacation. The scenery is breathtaking. xx

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  20. OMGosh Hazel, how horrible to have that happen!!! Can you put a claim in on your homeowner's insurance for the food loss?? Makes me sick just thinking about it plus the smell and clean up that you had to take care of. That sure wasn't a pleasant home coming!!! But your pictures are just beautiful, sure doesn't look like they were taken with an old phone camera at all! Hope better days ahead for you!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  21. Oh Hazel, what a horrible ending to what looks like a fabulous trip! I hope you have put it all behind ... looks like your cards reflect a better day! Darling!
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  22. I'm so sorry this happened, Hazel! What a gut-wrenching (literally) thing to come home to! Next time give your neighbors a key so they can empty the freezer for you if you have a power failure. Well, please God, there is NO next time of this happening! Your photos are great - it looks like you got away to a little paradise in the country! I'm glad you had the photos to "take you back there" the next day to wipe out the images of the mess. Bless you! Sending lots of hugs, Darnell

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  23. Sorry to be hear so late...what an awful homecoming! Take care Miss Hazel.

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Thank you so very much for your comments you lovely people, they really make my day! Hazel x