Fairy #Kitchentales

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This is my kitchen. Not cleaned up especially. Not styled. (Although I will put away the dishwasher tablets now I’ve taken the photo, mainly because children, cats and dishwasher tablets are a bad combination.)

Fairy sent me some Fairy Platinum dishwasher tablets to try and I was supposed to write a post about my kitchen. I am grateful to Fairy for the tablets, truly I am, and they’ve done an excellent job, but this has been the busiest couple of weeks of what I thought was already as busy as we could be. Marto and I caught up for the first time in days, sat in a (borrowed) car driving back down the M6 on Sunday after a race up north to see my grandmother, ill in hospital. We’ve been doing alternate shifts, work, parenting and cramming in obligation after obligation. I love Fairy, but, you know what. I love sitting down with a cup of tea and sneaking the last set of the Djokovic/Tsonga match followed by some football just a little bit more.

So, I put the dishwasher on and watched Wimbledon for half an hour instead. Wimbledon fortnight is about my favourite of the whole year and today is the first time in a week I’ve found time to sit down and watch it.

Mostly, the kitchen is the heart of our home. Tonight, however, it wasn’t. But was left in capable, Fairy, hands. Isn’t that the beauty of dishwashers.

This post is an entry for the “My Kitchen Story” Linky Challenge, sponsored by Fairy Platinum.



  1. Kate on Thin Ice June 30, 2014 / 11:32 pm

    So sorry to hear of illness in the family and thanks for taking part at a stressful time. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  2. Polly Davies July 1, 2014 / 9:16 am

    somedays i really wish we had a dishwasher!!

  3. Eleanor (thebristolparent) July 1, 2014 / 9:18 am

    I have a massive love/hate relationship with my dishwasher. I sometimes feel like I am its monkey slave as I seem to spend FOREVER stacking/unstacking/cleaning that bad boy. I should take a leaf out of your book!

  4. fritha July 1, 2014 / 12:49 pm

    pretty sure buying a dishwasher saved our relationship 😉 x

  5. Lori July 1, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    We love our dishwasher and now couldn’t be without it, especially when there’s other things that need doing round the house. I’m glad you got a little rest time amongst the madness x

  6. Vicky July 1, 2014 / 1:15 pm

    I love this post – it’s such a good twist on the usual kitchen posts, and shows that sometimes the heart of the home isn’t always styled to perfection! (On another note, I have massive drainer envy – I’ve been searching for a wooden one everywhere!)

  7. Jess @ Along Came Cherry July 1, 2014 / 5:54 pm

    I was never that bothered about getting a dishwasher, I always thought it was as much effort as washing up but it has changed my life!! I honestly love it and couldn’t live without it now x

  8. Alison Perry July 1, 2014 / 6:05 pm

    My dishwasher is a godsend. See also: my washing machine. Nothing gives me more satisfaction than getting a load of dirty dishes going alongside a load of dirty laundry, while I crack on with work (or in the evening, wine drinking and box set watching). Hope life calms down for you soon 🙂

  9. laura redburn July 3, 2014 / 7:53 am

    hope your grandmother is better. ha, from the title i thought this was going to be about fairies, not the washing liquid/etc!

  10. Laura July 4, 2014 / 9:20 am

    We didn’t have a dishes washer for yours but now have one and love it – so much easier – I don’t like wasting time of things like washing dishes/laundry etc although we all have too – fairy is great

    Laura x

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