Happy Friday, it feels like this has been a long week and I am more than ready for a couple of days off.  The scaffolding for the extension has gone up this week to build the walls for the first floor.  It’s really exciting to see but I am looking forward to it being finished and not living on a building site. Without further ado here’s the highlights of the past week. Read After seeing so many people raving about this book I treated myself to a little Mothers Day present and bought Eleanor Oliphant.  I read a few pages… View Post

It’s been a long, hard winter and so now spring is dropping a few hints, you’re probably thinking of ways in which you can claw back some of the money you spent on heating and cooking in the last few months. Of course, buying your heating oil from companies such as Emo Oil is a good start, but you can carry on saving even after your tank has been filled up. Try some of these tips – your bank balance will appreciate it! Aim for the right temperature The integral thermometer on the AGA is notoriously off kilter, so just… View Post

It’s been almost five years since I started this blog.  It began during the summer holidays back in 2013 as a hobby for me, to give me something to focus on as we were trying (and failing) to conceive our second child.  O was about the age that G is now and posts largely focused on raising a toddler, with a few work posts thrown in.  Those early posts make me cringe and smile in roughly equal measure, but that’s where I was in my life and that was what I wrote about. As I found a little community within… View Post

It’s been almost a year since we received the planning permission for the new extension to our home and even though we’re now four weeks into the build it still feels very surreal that it is actually happening.  We have spent so many hours planning, discussing, making decisions, it is really exciting to see things starting to actually happen. We have always loved our house but with two growing boys and a fully open plan layout downstairs it was starting to feel that we were a little on top of each other.  The extension will bring us a large kitchen/dining/family… View Post