So last time you saw me round here, I’d written a pretty heavy post. Since then it’s been a busy ol’ time in my life! October last year marked Chris & I buying our first house together. We’d bought a house back in 2011 but that technically just Chris’ and now we can finally say this ones ours!
It’s not been quite that easy though; as the past 9 or so months we’ve been building, renovating & making our dream forever home! I can quite happily say that it’s all been worth it. Now that I’m writing this from my warm bed in my warm house with plugs that I can switch on and off & a floors that you can’t fall through anymore.
Kind of unfortunately for us it’s not been the easiest process, which I’ll probably go into a bit more in a future post. But although there’s been no actual tears, believe me we’ve both been very close. It’s been a trying old time and not to get too soppy but it’s definitely made us stronger. Apparently moving house is meant to be one of the most stressful things to do. Whoever said that clearly had never been on a building site with a 3 walled house in the peak of winter!
I’m looking forward to sharing some of our before & after pictures once we’re fully settled in and pinterest worthy 🙄 i wish. For now though, it feels lovely to be back posting. Getting back into the swing of things & properly being on my blog again! Also, if you want to be really keen, we vlogged all about it here!
For now though, how’ve you been?
So today, the 8th November 2016 is my 24th birthday. A birthday I’m always going to remember.
For the longest time I’ve had something hanging over my head and it’s finally gone.
man coward who did the worst thing he could possibly do to anyone has finally gone. 2 weeks ago I found out I can finally stop looking over my shoulder and this year is going to be the best one yet!
In September I unintentially managed to do a full month of being makeup free. Give or take a day or 3.
I’d love to say I have makeup free days to let my skin breathe and yada yada. But truthfully it’s because some days I’m just far too lazy to slather stuff on my face.
I had a post all set to go up on the 27th August. All about how we were starting to look for a new house. Something a bit bigger than ours, with a garden. Potentially a forever home.
Here I am, with that post 100% not published but actually already in the process of surveys & solicitors.
We spotted a house on rightmove and set up a viewing. I remember before we got our first home around 5 years ago. We must have viewed over 10 houses before we fell in love with the one we call home.
So, we went out on a limb with going to see this house. We hadn’t even checked if we’d be able to get a mortgage (but more about that another time).
Turns out, we both fell in love with it. I tried to have my sensible head on as the house needs quite a lot of work. I’m currently calling it the green house as everything in it seems to be different shades of it.
Green carpets, emerald shiny wallpaper, niiiiiiice, ey?
I fell off the health band wagon as soon as we set off on our Eurotrip! I clearly just can’t say no to all the bread and cheese, sorry.
I’d been doing quite well and I’d lost a fair bit and was on my way to reaching my first goal. But holidays like that are once in a lifetime kinda things and I wasn’t willing to be all ‘oh no I can’t eat that’ about someone offering me a macaron!