Apologies in advance.
New house means installing EVERYTHING again... I don't mean Iphone Apps.
I am referring to the big I - Internet! Wow who would of thought the Internet would have such a hold over my life. A feeling I really wish I didn't have but i'm a blogger.
We had a whole week without real TELE * Do you know I can survive without Tele, I'm not a big TV fan, if its not raining the babies are outside enjoying getting muddy! But I am feeling a little lost not being able to connect to the outside world. I don't even have '3g' or even 'E' I live in the sticks. I had to remove my 'iMessage' from my iPhone as I wasn't receiving messages from friends.
Well Mic sorted the Sky out so we have a working tele. its ok to have a TV back but we still don't have the internet...
Its such a bummer!! Perhaps it will do me some good not being on the internet as much as I was...
The world revolves around internet though, I refuse to go to internet cafes again that was my LIFELINE when I lived in spain. I'd have an alcoholic drink & an hours Internet time.
we should have he internet working here by now but it didn't go to plan; we still have no internet.
As you can imagine I've been non stop sorting the new house & getting on with the real life day to day things.
Well it hit me last night with my dreaded Migraine. As a M.E sufferer I honestly blame my M.E for my Migraines; Only Migraine sufferers will understand just how awful they are. They aren't 'bad headaches' I literally can't move; all i can do it lay down in my room with the blinds closed & try to sleep it off...
I woke up with it again today. fortunately the little people are being amazing for me. I've spent half the day on the sofa watching Chicken little films... I took some strong painkillers & I'm feeling ok at the moment, I'll need an early night tonight though. Just got to see how the week plans out, i definitely don't want to do too much though.
We have settled in really well in our new home though. The babies are sleeping well although they are both poorly at the moment ... snotty noses & bad coughs.
They are annoyingly waking up at ridiculous 5 am times at the moment. they have black out blinds so I can't blame the sun.
This time for waking is NOT helping my lack of energy. 9PM bedtime for me isn't helping either. I must go earlier. *Memo to self.
We had a small open house yesterday with a few friends they all loved my new 'Flat Pack Home' I really love it too.
Life is good. Even with a migraine. The sun isn't shining yet the babies are happily playing on the decking & the decking is a life saver for a baby that is not yet walking. No Muddy knees!
I'll try to keep you all updated with life as much as possible. With lacking internet its tough...
Back at the Hospital with Hugo this Friday.
Monday, 20 May 2013
Sunday, 19 May 2013
I should start by saying we have a Huge family... & trying to get everyone together at the same time proves I would say impossible.
But I think you would agree we gave it a good go! & we had such a giggle with it too! I integrated the family photo with a family 'lets have a snoop around my newly built house' cups of tea & cupcakes also persuaded them to come too.
I LOVE the laughter in this photo... we had a good day!
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Mic & I went furniture snooping last weekend. I had looked in a little boutique in one of our local villages earlier in the week & found a cute chest of drawers ... all shabby chic painted with Annie Sloan paint I had liked it but not in love with it. I told the lovely shop keeper that i'd bring my Husband in later in the week.
Well Mic & I did go back & we had money burning in our pockets ready to buy. BUT I couldn't bring ourselves to spend over £100 on a chest of drawers I just didn't love.
We decided to go & check out this really lovely quant little Antique shop that i had driven past before but never actually walked in & taken a look around.
Funnily enough it is right opposite Mics work & he had never even noticed it! Shocking I thought as I saw it the first time I drove past... Typical man then.
Strangely when we arrived there, I wasn't that impressed. I'm thinking because i couldn't fit the buggy in the store; it put me off.
nothing worse than walking around antiques & breaking something thats worth hundreds of pounds.
As Hugo & I waiting outside Luckily the sun was shining.
Mic & Emilyn had found treasure.
Treasure in the type of Beautiful Chest of drawers,
This was love at first sight!
3 large drawers with two small drawers at the top.
It was victorian with original drawer knobs.
It was PERFECT!
The Price was £225 which was slightly over budget but in my eyes totally worth every penny.
Then as i was starring lovingly at the beautiful chest of drawers I heard Mic calling my name ...
Yes it sure was. This time the most perfect Project for me.
A beautiful Dressing table.
*Which strangely I have fallen in love with how it is now. As in I feel it could ruin it by painting it & shabby 'ing it up?
The thing about this was the History that came with it.
All 1946 of it.
Hundreds of pages of old Music books.
History fascinates me; not so much sitting in a classroom listening to the teacher bang on about henry the 8th but seeing History with my own eyes.
Flicking through the music books looking at scribbled notes on pages.
Seeing how much the cost back then.
This Dresser has so much History with it.
A lady with the name Sheila Cryps owned it.
She was a Music teacher & also a Sunday School Teaching assistant.
|The drawer full of history.|
I'm going to keep everything from the drawer; feels wrong to throw it out. It's the drawers History not mine.
I love that we have brought them in to our very new home.
Giving our Flat pack house some history...
Really honestly makes me smile.
I love all the tea cup staines on the wooden top.
Thinking *what has this dressing table seen?
Having girls doing their make up at it... like I now am.
|These beautiful children's music books * I'm going to frame them & put them in the children's room.|
|This Memo book with handwriting in... dating back to 1946|
|Inside the Memo Book|
Keep an eye out on my blog * I may paint the dresser...
Monday, 13 May 2013
Hugo is just over 16 months & today we have had major developmental progress. He has been standing unaided; albeit for just a few seconds... but its amazing for me to see... you can take a look here - Hugo standing He has taken 4 steps in the past i'm so glad i blogged about it as it feels like a dream, he's never done it again. It seriously feels like i just made it up.
But my Mum & Gran saw him walk so I know he done it!
Hugos feet have been over corrected for about 5*ish months now as hes only 16 months old... thats quite a long time.
He is still wearing his BnB *(Boots & Bar) to bed 6pm - 6am & Can i have a quick rave about this Bar Bumper I recently had made - a little grey Monster eeek isn't it cute! The Lovely lady is called 'Bar Bumpers' she's on Facebook & Twitter.
|Look at that packaging.|
|I won this adorable little bar bumper key ring from the 'winning Wednesday' she does.|
|Proudly on my key chain.|
Sunday, 12 May 2013
I found out about this weeks Task whilst browsing the Quinny Caster page - HERE Then Quinny emailed me & Then the other Quinny Casters & I discussed ideas to get our non sleeping babies to sleep!. We even joked we could just get a photo of our babies blinking & pretend they were asleep.! *Luckily I didn't need to get that desperate*
Although I was excited as I am every week for new tasks; I also knew this weeks quite possibly may be the toughest challenge yet.
Hugo does nap but 20 mins max a day.
Trying to get him to nap in his Quinny Moodd will be even harder...
We decided to take a trip to Sheffield Park Gardens a National Trust Park with beautiful gardens.
My idea was to let Hugo crawl around to make him tired. Hmmm
|Mummy Multi Tasking *Like usual.|
We walked from the National Trust Park over a mile to The Bluebell Railway...
|Daddy Mic pushing Hugo - He loves the Moodd.|
|He was REALLY fighting the sleep...|
It got to about 3pm & Hugo was still exhausted but all the loud noises kept him going... until the tiredness took over & the comfort of the Quinny took over ...
|He has been awake since 10am & been busy crawling around... sleepy time now Mr.|
|Hugo fell asleep whilst the band played...|
|He must enjoy the sound of music...|
|Once asleep Hugo slept through the Train Horn & the train chugging away...|
Thursday, 9 May 2013
|New curtains up...|
I can't get over just how much I love our new house. (Bungalow) Good job really the amount of money we have invested into it.
I'm sat in my new kitchen having a coffee, eating Lunch with my little people next to me; them having their lunch...(long pause)
*Sorry i heard a car outside so ran to see if it was a delivery guy (The amount of deliveries we are waiting for is crazy) but it was the gardener... ooo very Desperate Housewife of me. *My Mothers Gardener*
The little peoples bedroom is really coming together. I could happily live in it. I am very proud of how its come together *I also put up one of the plates on the bedroom wall all by myself. *Happy Face*
I just need to find some unusual shelving & toy storage *No IKEA though ... Not that I have ANYTHING against IKEA... My old house was full to the brim of it. & I know my house is a Flat pack house.... but i don't want Flat Pack Furniture. it just doesn't last. IKEA is also in Croydon & I just don't fancy getting stuck in all the traffic.... YAWN>
|Finished bedroom - Minus mattress|
|These little crocheted Ice Creams were made by the VERY Talented Clare From Little Conkers She has a Etsy shop.|
Our Lounge - i've got SO MANY ideas for this space...totally a Work in progress.
I don't need to do a great deal to the bathroom. *Toilet roll holder ect ...
I am literally the happiest ever with my new Flat Pack House. I love that we are just a stones throw from Mum & Dads house.
I can bring my Molly & Beth (My dogs) Over to visit me whenever i want... *When they aren't muddy!
I just feel incredibly lucky. I know the babies, Mic & I are going to be very happy here for many many years to come.
I'll be sure to keep you up to date with the rooms too.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Emilyn back in 2010 in the Bluebells
Emilyn back in 2011 in the Bluebells
Emilyn & Hugo 2013 in the Bluebells *We couldn't take any photos last year as it was too wet & the rain squashed the bluebells...
Emilyn & Hugo love playing in the woods....
|Emilyn playing on the tree trunk|
|Hugo in the bluebells may 2013|