Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Starting the decorating

Finally after waiting for what feels an age for the decorators to turn up, today they have arrived.
All six of them! 
We waited so long that they now have all the bedrooms to do not just the two kids rooms.  I would have 'before' photos to share but they started so quickly that they had the old paper off the wall within half an hour.  I did think we were mad paying for decorators, but the speed and quality makes up for the price.
I have been 'pinning' like mad on Pinterest so if you would like to see my bedroom mood boards then check out the link on my sidebar.  Hopefully this time next week I'll have photos to share.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Behind the scenes

We have been working away behind the scenes on boring things lately, new insulation in the loft and a new hot water tank and system.  I think it is the biggest tank I have ever seen, but with three girls in the house the bigger the better.   So our money is being spent on boring things and I am dying to get decorating.

Since Kirsti answered my pinterest query, I am now addicted!  I spend any spare moment trawling for ideas and making boards!  I love it!  Now to work how to take the pictures and use them on my blog page??

I heard from the decorater yesterday that he will start the girls rooms in three weeks time.  All paper, paint and fabric has been bought already so hopefully it will be a quick job and I'll have pictures to share.

In the meantime, pinterest and the Farrow and Ball paint charts for me!

Monday, 9 January 2012


Can anyone help me with pinterest?  I have emailed my application to join ages ago, but no reply! How do you get onto this site??

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had a great Christmas!  I have just had a blog catch up and it seems you all did!  We are finally settling into our new home.  I had a little panic after we moved in!  The house looked beautiful when we viewed it but not the same when we were looking at it empty.  You can really see what you have spent your money on then, a somewhat dirty, scuffed and more work than we thought house.  So it has taken me a little while to settle in but we are getting there.

Now that Christmas is over for another year we are beginning to plan what to do in the house.  The week before Christmas we had loft insulation put in which has already made a big difference to the temperature in the house.  Now where to start...  bathrooms? Fireplaces?  Kids rooms?  The other half says hot water tank!  Boring!

So nothing to show you all yet, but plenty of projects planned, hope you will enjoy the journey with me!

Have a happy new year when it comes,

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Three More Sleeps!

We are counting down the number of sleeps now until we are in posession of the keys to our new house!  I can't sleep for thinking about it!  Dreaming of where to put the furniture and scouring over the Farrow and Ball paint chart!  Here are a couple of the estate agency photo's to tempt you, but imagine it without the rugs as I have none! (yet).

Friday, 28 October 2011


Over on Modern Counrty Style Sarah has a great giveaway. 
I have been following Sarah's blog for some time now and I'm loving her style.  What I wouldn't do for a good nosey around her house!  That and I would really like her to be my colour consultant when we move!  Sarah is a fellow Farrow and Ball fan so if you are too check out her giveaway.  The rules of the giveaway were that I was to blog about the giveaway however I'm sure that makes my chances of winning get smaller and smaller!!  Good Luck anyway!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Forward Planning!

I think I'm good at forward planning! I really enjoy that part of my job in teaching, at the start of term sharpening my pencils, turning over a new leaf and thinking up some fun (but educational) activities. I have been working on a temporary basis in a local pre school nursery (part time) for a couple of years. I stopped working when my youngest was little but now she has started school this year I wanted to increase my hours. Since the summer I was lucky enough to be able to up my hours in the nursery. It did mean I had to reapply for my own job, I have an interview next week. I am dreading it! I love my job and hope I get it!
I am also doing a little forward planning on the home front too. Since we had the news that we got our house, I have been redecorating each room in my head! I think we will tackle the girls bedrooms first as they are quite dark and masculine. My oldest daughter who will turn nine this year has decided that she doesn't want pink any more. I have to say I cried inside!! All those gorgeous pink blankets, lampshades, Cath Kidston bedding and accessories we have collected arrrgh! Luckily my youngest does want pink, so she gets it all. Anyway Erin is going for duck egg blue and has even chosen wallpaper for a feature wall ( she is so like her mum!) and is asking for blue accessories for her birthday!
(can't seem to resize this pic sorry)
The house is dated 1900 and sits very close to the pavement which the lounge overlooks. I think we are going to turn a study at the back of the house into a snug, where we can lounge around without feeling that we are being looked at. It also means I can keep the lounge tidy in case anyone drops by. I am going to go for a neutral theme with lots of cosy cushions and blankets and of course at last we will be able to use the cream armchairs. I saw this photo on the Centsational Girl blog and loved it, this is what I am aiming for!

Getting so exciting now, only another four and a bit weeks to go!