Saturday, 30 November 2013

A house, a house!

Last Friday we went camping. With a candlelit supper from tin foil, we slept on a thin matresses and got a bit spooked by unfamiliar noises. Albeit said supper was from the local curry house and our toes were kept toasty from the warmth of the radiator. Me and Jonny love an excuse to camp out, and what better than this. WE GOT OUR KEYS!

I left work early to pick them up with Jonny who carried me (seriously - without breaking his back) across our new threshold. We both had the biggest smiles. It's hard to believe that it is ours; it certainly didn't feel like it at first. The slightly studenty grubbiness and funny smells are disappearing though and it's becoming easier to imagine our new nest. Right now it isn't the prettiest of houses, so we've got our work cut out but boy do I love daydreaming about what sort of home it will become in the next few years. I can't wait to find out :)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Sunny Day

Today was a good day. One of those Sundays, when the room was flooded with light and things felt possible. Sometimes I find the pressure of what's to be ticked off the list a little overwhelming and stupidly taint the day with a defeatist mood before it's begun. Sundays especially, it can go either way. I'm an idiot, I know. Is it just me?

This morning though, we woke reasonably early and took the opportunity of cyan skies and sunshine to escape for a walk in Richmond park.

Amongst the squelchy leaves, we avoided angry-sounding deer and talked the afternoon of work ahead, our lives ahead, everything really. There is nothing like a bit of fresh air to get some perspective. Why do I NEVER bloody remember that one?

It was nice. I think Buddy enjoyed today too...


Wednesday, 6 November 2013


So, October has gone by and again I have rather slack at posting. It's been a lovely month though. For one, our niece Evie had her very first birthday. The perfect excuse to make some 'beary' cakes. J was actually in charge of decoration to be honest - he has a special skill of being able to make the sweetest little faces every time.

Of course, October also saw the 12 week scan of our little bubba. It totally blew our minds and it meant we could finally tell people too!! Speaking of buns in ovens, we've enjoyed a bit of baking again since being back at my parent's house. The oven in our old flat used to get a BIG lot of abuse from me and I was seriously doubting my ability to make even the simplest of cakes. It was the most frustrating thing ever. Thank goodness it seems to have been the oven to blame after all as things have been back on track. We had our old university friends over for dinner one Saturday night (how did we get so grown up?) and subjected them to a humungous serving of s'mores pie (ok, maybe not so mature). It was a massive gooey mess of brownie, biscuit and marshmallow that was impossible to serve with any degree of elegance. But who needs elegance with those ingredients? Sadly I didn't get a photo...

Mostly though, socialising has given way to weekends of working hard on our new project (sneak preview below). It needs a lot of time but working as a creative team with my Jonny has been loads of fun and hopefully it will all come together before too long. We're trying to get as much done before the new house takes priority. Eek!

That takes us to November... Yesterday in fact, when we exchanged contracts on our new property. Hooray!! In two and a half weeks, we'll have the keys and be on our way to making a proper little nest :)