This is what not to do to the beautiful jarrah kitchen in your new house – leave the vacuum cleaner plugged in. Apparently they can malfunction, overheat and burn the place down. And yes, that paint colour under the soot was a fresh coat of hog bristle quarter strength! Luckily no-one was hurt, as we hadn't actually moved in yet. And now it may be a little while longer until we move in ... in the meantime I shall continue the hunt for inspiring interior decorating bits and pieces.