Month: December 2014

Kitchen Drawers with a Difference

Every year in Las Vegas, a major event takes place that you may not have heard of before. It’s the “KBIS” – The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, the world’s largest international tradeshow event dedicated to its industry. KBIS is an inspiring, interactive showcase of new products for kitchens and bathrooms, including kitchen appliances, kitchen cabinets, and kitchen accessories.

Driving Home for Christmas!

It’s that time of year when everyone is all over the place! Everywhere you go there are people. Whether they are shopping or socialising or just out walking, Christmas is definitely not a time to escape people!  At DIY Homefit we confess that we find it fascinating watching groups of people during the festive season and trying to work out how they “belong” together. Are they out and about genuinely enjoying themselves – or just desperately trying to pass the time?!

Sliding Doors

At DIY Homefit we love the film “Sliding Doors”. Just to jog your memory, it’s the one where Gwyneth Paltrow’s life gets split into two parallel universes at the point of her catching or missing a train. The film charts the different paths her life would take in each of those scenarios. Especially at this seasonal time of reflection, it’s fascinating to ponder the great “What If’s” of our lives and wonder how things might have been if we’d either caught or missed our equivalent of that train.

Boxing Day Every Day

As we all know, Boxing Day is the day after Christmas, December 26th. There are various explanations of how the tradition of Boxing Day evolved, but it seems to date back to the Middle Ages and was a day when servants would be given the day off and would receive gifts, known as “Christmas boxes” from their employers. Even now, when gifts are usually given on Christmas Day, Boxing Day is very much part of the Christmas holiday festivities. Most people are lucky enough to have the day off and continue celebrating the season with family and friends.

It Fits!

At DIY Homefit we love Christmas! The lights, the festivities and the general celebratory atmosphere are a refreshing antidote from the day to day cares of life. It is also, of course, pantomime season!  One of our favourites is Cinderella. It has such a combination of fantasy and nostalgia that it never fails to bring a smile to our faces.