Scuffs on the paintwork
Apr15

Scuffs on the paintwork

In my old house, I never noticed marked paintwork. I didn’t see where trainers had connected with skirting boards, chairs had collided with door frames, tea bags had missed the bin and dripped down the wall. I was literally blind to these things. I never thought I could change so dramatically. Our old house was all ready when we moved in – a new kitchen and bathroom and magnolia walls throughout. Yes, we changed it a fair...

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Journey to a new house
Mar15

Journey to a new house

It’s been a tough few weeks, but slowly, but surely, we’ve managed to transform a 1980s home to old people, cobwebs and dust, into a beautiful family home fit for the 21st century. We always knew it was there under the wallpaper and cobwebs, we just had to release it! We’re not done yet. There’s still a number of major projects to go, not least of which is replacing the old kitchen and knocking down a wall or...

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The new bathroom
Mar10

The new bathroom

I had no idea how long it would take to transform a bathroom. I guessed about three or four weeks. If you’d told me it would be seven weeks from work starting to me having my first shower, I would have been VERY upset. I hadn’t really considered what was involved in a new bathroom – ripping the old stuff out, plumbing, electrics, tiling the walls and the floor and FINALLY, putting the new stuff in. I also...

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Project 365: Week 10
Mar08

Project 365: Week 10

It’s not been the best week for photos, but it’s been a good week for showering – our new bathroom was finally ready to use! I couldn’t resist adding a couple of photos of it. So this is what we’ve been up to this week… Day 61 – Sunday 2nd March – as ever, the day was dominated by rugby. This is my younger son when he was susbstitute during their game. Day 62 – Monday 3rd March...

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How does your garden grow? I don’t know!
Mar06

How does your garden grow? I don’t know!

I’m no gardener. I don’t like planting or weeding. I don’t know what things grow well where, I don’t even know what things are called. But I love a garden. I love having space to unwind in, for the kids to play in, somewhere nice to look at out of the window. Strangely, I also really love cutting the grass. My old garden was a funny one – a front garden, a side garden and a back garden. It was quite big...

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Project 365: Week 9
Mar01

Project 365: Week 9

Week 9 of project 365 already and I’m getting into the swing of taking photos every day. I’ve realised that about 80% of my photos here are taken on my phone. The best camera you have is the one you have with you! The photos don’t tend to be beautiful, but they’re a genuine record of everything we get up to during the week. So this is what we’ve been doing this week! Day 54 – Sunday 23rd February...

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