What no blogging! Well you know what I am like when the kids are on holiday , ever so slightly distracted from my routine!
We have been busy doing 'house-y' stuff though. Last year we managed to save £9,000 to go to Disneyland so we thought that this year we would any spare money to do nice things to the house and I am loving it.
So far we have done the girls bedroom and had wardrobes built in our room. We also bought a new bed and finally got some nice curtains in our room. Our room is almost finished, I just need to make a couple of canvasses and get a dressing table and rug and it will be done, but you can't buy it all at once can you?
Mark is painting the kitchen for me this weekend. Do you remember this post from 2008 when I was lamenting the fact that he was painting over my beloved red walls? Well, now he is painting them back red for me (it only took 4 years of nagging!). Insert a little happy dance here.
On a side note: clicking on that link to the kitchen in red was quite a shock. Where you see the TV on the side is now the door to my craft room and we also have wooden floors throughout the hall, kitchen and craft room which are not there in the picture! It is surprising what a difference four years can make! The poster is still on the wall though :)
We have also bought lots of bits and bobs this year like a nice mantle clock, a canvas for the lounge and a rug. I have also got my looooong sought after Dualit toaster and kettle.
Our most recent conversations concern the back garden which is really just a yard. We are going to tidy it up a bit and get some pots for plants and a nice little table that we can have a sunshiney coffee at in more pleasant surroundings. I can't wait, I don't want posh, just a little cottage-y retreat which for me is just perfect!