Category Archives: My Life

Our Halloween 2020

As you know I’ve been on a quest to find some different ways to make sure Halloween stays fun this year.

I’ve found balloons and cakes and bugs and crafts. I’ve even found mini breaks away and experience days. Halloween is sure to be fun this year and different in many ways. I’m happy that L won’t miss out just because he can’t go trick or treating with all his friends like he wants.

Halloween Craft Pumpkin tealight
Our Pumpkin tealight
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Getting Through Lockdown

Oh my word the last few months have been weird. In the weeks preceding lockdown I had come to the realisation that my mental health was really suffering and I needed some help, but then of course it became a lot harder to come by. 

The initial few weeks of lockdown were just what I needed, something to focus my energy and my mind on, then as it became the new normal things started to slip again. So I focused on the smaller things I could do to make everything a little bit better. 

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Feature Walls with MuralsWallpaper

After a long hard summer we finished our extension. Getting it built was only part of the project though. Sure having a larger, secure and watertight area was lovely but it needed flooring, decorating and furnishing. MuralsWallpaper were there to help.

MuralsWallpaper Feature Wall
Our beautiful feature wall

With the now extended living area, completely new spare room, storage cupboard and now distinctly longer hallway to paint and not much time or patience left and a very exciting, but out of my comfort zone, feature wall to arrange we needed help!

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Wild About Autumn

Autumn is hands down my favourite season, I’m definitely wild about Autumn. Chunky knits, hot chocolates a plenty, beautiful colours and a mix of wonderful weathers that can be delightful and dramatic all within half an hour.

The beach in Autumn
The beach in Autumn is beautiful

I’m sat here writing this, cosy inside as the rain is beating down against my window and oddly I’m looking forward to the school run. Because on the way home we can jump in puddles and run and splash and get as cold and wet as we please, knowing that home is waiting with warm blankets and a hot drink. The perfect way to brighten my very grey day will be splishy, sploshy fun with my kid.

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Fresh Blank Walls

Now that the building work is finished and the decorating is done we’re at the final stage of our build. Just flooring left and then actually moving into the rooms. Rooms with lovely, big, fresh, blank walls. Walls crying out to to be filled.

A fresh, blank wall
A fresh, blank wall

The spare room is going to be my room. A craft room, an office, a space for me to get on with my work and have some quiet. I have picked out some lovely blinds, painted the walls and know that I will be moving my hand painted bureau in.

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Our New Front Garden

An unexpected part of our extension has been the opportunity to completely redesign our front garden.

During the build we lost the top half of our driveway to house. We lost the whole lawn to rubble and dirt that wouldn’t fit in the skip.

During the actual works it was one of the few things that got me down, the very visible and constant mess at the front of our house. The first thing everyone saw and the hardship it caused actually accessing our home.

House sign
This is how it all started
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Norwich Foodbank at intu Chapelfield

Norwich Foodbank urges shoppers to donate at intu Chapelfield and top-up supplies ahead of summer

A Norwich Foodbank donation station has been set up at intu Chapelfield shopping centre to accept donations of food, drink and toiletries. The charity, Norwich Foodbank, says supplies run low during the summer months, as parents struggling financially have the added pressure of children being off school.

You can donate to Norwich Foodbank at intu Chapelfield 16 June – 7 July

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Bringing Organisation to Your Bathroom

Do you have a finely honed morning routine in your household or does getting ready and leaving the house leave all of you feeling a stressed out and rushed? If you’d like to bring a little calm to the chaos, you’d do well to start with your bathroom. After all, it’s the one room we all use first thing in the morning and the place we prepare ourselves for a productive day.

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6 Ways to a Cleaner and More Organised Home

At the start of each new year, everyone begins making a huge effort to take on the year with a cleaner, more organised home. It starts off being a not-so-daunting task, as we become filled with new year inspiration to keep our homes in tip-top condition.

However, fast forward a few months, and it becomes a chore we like to forget about. There will always be something more important to do than have a wardrobe clear out, or to start cleaning all the windows.

Keeping your home clean and organised doesn’t have to be as dull as it sounds. When your home is tidy and in order, those day-to-day jobs suddenly feel easier, and life seems to run more smoothly.

So, if having an organised and clean home can make such an impact on our life and mood, then surely we all want to know how to stick to it?

Here are six ways to enjoy a cleaner, more organised home all year round.

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Radio Silence

You may, or may not, have noticed that last week I near dropped of the face of this digital space I live in. No blogs posts, no Instagram, no chatting on Twitter. Radio Silence.

I know I don’t have to explain myself, or justify anything, well I had to explain to a couple of PRs why posts hadn’t gone out, but other than that I don’t really answer to anyone other than myself. But the thing is, I did disappear and I feel it’s important I explain why.

Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure
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