That girl was me (old hag more like). And what did I do ?
The kitchen counter tops look (almost) like new again.
A good clean and scrub, before I oiled the wood. It is something that should be done twice a year, but we've let one year slip by. It was high time.
We use Woca Oil from Denmark and it works very well. So far we've had no stubborn stains from normal (and more intense) kitchen use.
Since our worktop is Douglas fir and I don't want it to turn yellow or orange I use the white oil, which gives a nice patina.
The weather was fabulous and I worked with doors and windows open.
The dogs enjoying the late afternoon sunshine. Millie had been lying most of the day on that spot, looking, relaxing and sleeping. I say 'most of the day' because she had a break when Bert took them out for a stroll over the land.
And that was my weekend. Now I can look forward to a relaxing week ahead ;-)