COVID 19 Update - Introducing changes to the way we work

We're open for business as usual and are following Government guidelines for the safety of customers and our staff. Below are a few important changes to how we're currently operating:

  • We're adhering to the 2-metre social distancing rule.
  • Our staff now carry gloves, masks and hand sanitiser.
  • Where possible, our preference is to be left to work in the room alone where the blinds are being fitted
  • We'd appreciate it if you could clear the area where we'll be working by removing any furniture/ornaments etc. This helps us avoid touching anything unnecessarily.
  • We'll call you on the day of your appointment to confirm that you and your household are free of any symptoms.
  • We'll only attend an appointment if we are free of any symptoms.
  • Unfortunately, it's currently not possible for you to look through our sample books. Instead, we'll hold relevant samples up for you to see.
  • We'll wipe down any surfaces that we've come into contact with and take all packaging away with us when the work is completed.
  • If you or a member of your household is 'shielding', we won't be able to come to your house. This is for your own safety until the Government lifts this restriction. We are, however, able to give you a quote over the phone if you're able to give us accurate measurements.

Best wishes and stay safe everyone! – All at Blindingly Obvious

The Big Apple - Kentish Style!

We love supporting local businesses and shouting from the rooftops about what's going on in Kent throughout the year, so...

If you're nuts about apples or enjoy the occasional glass of cider, put the Kent Apple and Cider Fayre in your diary which takes place just outside Maidstone in Sandling on the 6th and 7th October 2018.

Kent Apple and Cider Fayre

The event celebrates the harvesting of some of Kent's finest apples and showcases the quality of the fruit grown here, in the beautiful county of Kent.

Where is it?

The festival will be held at the Heritage Farm Park where the apples are grown:

Kent Life
Lock Lane
Sandling
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 3AU

Dates and times: 6th and 7th October 2018 from 10am - 5pm (last admission 4pm)

A rich history

The apple and cider producers at Kent Life grow many different varieties of apples in their historic orchards and they will be literally be picking them by hand only a few days before the October festival.

Rather than just buying the same mass-produced variety of apples from your local store week in, week out, why not head on down over the weekend and have a taste of up to 35 different varieties, with some even dating back to the 16th Century?

If you're a keen cook and want to try out something different in the kitchen, you'll also bag yourself a free apple cookbook with both traditional and newer recipes when you visit the Fayre.

Victorian Apple Press

If you love your Victorian history, then pop along to see exactly how it was done over 100 years ago. Forget about modern machinery and watch the giant press in action where the apples are cut first, then crushed pulped and squeezed to produce the finest (and freshest) apple juice you're ever likely to taste.

Fancy a pint?

If cider is more your thing, then as you'd expect at an apple farm, there will, of course, be a cider tent where you can tantalise your taste buds. Aside from your standard pint, you'll also be able to sample some tasty cocktails too. Unlike your local pub, there will be plenty of different kinds to sample including those of other guest suppliers as well.

Other attractions

As with most traditional fayres, there will also be plenty of other things to see and do including:

  • Live & local music
  • Demonstrations and tours of Kent Life
  • Traditional Morris Dancers
  • Apple crafts for the kids
  • Tractor Rides

AND if you want to keep the kids amused, Basil Brush will also be making an appearance at the Kent Life Fayre this year.

For more info or to buy your tickets for this event, visit their website here.

Ticket Prices

Kent Life is open from 10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm)
Adults £9.95
Children (3-15) £8.25
Concessions £8.95
Family (2+2) £32.95
Free entry for Kent Life Members

If you book online, you can save 15% on the prices listed above.