Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Did someone say 'Nearly there'?!

Ever the optimist. That's me! I am happy to say we did make it home for Christmas... just! With a few days to spare. So, if you don't mind me catching up on myself here is my home for Christmas post, in February!
 I know. You're all over Christmas now. So I'll be quick!
 Our house is slowly, slowly beginning to feel like home. Trade white emulsion is taking some getting used to but as we gradually bring some colour out of storage our white box is taking on some character. Very different to what went before. But change is good.
Sadly we couldn't find Christmas decorations in time but being the self-sacrificing mummy that I am I ate enough Quality Street for the beautiful boy to make some new ones...
 We decided on a change to our normal tradition of walking in the year.
2011 was cycled in at Thetford Forest. And whilst I mention it have you signed this yet?

 We have done the Green, Yellow and Red routes. We have yet to dare this one! Mummy being a wimp clearly!
 We have been out and about exploring new Nature Reserves in the freezing weather. We are closer to the famous Norfolk Broads so there is much more inland water than we are used to.
 And work continues on the renovations. The inside is nearly done now. One room to go. My workroom. Rather daunting. I have yet to become proficient enough with the power tools to build the required shelving so it's going to take some ingenuity to get it sorted.
But there is one thing that really makes this house a home. Seeing this little boy settled and finding his equilibrium.
Life is being kind.
I hope not to be away so often. I am gradually finding a new rhythm to my time. I'll be sharing our adventure with you again soon.
And just to really please all you Orla Kiely fans out there, the wonderful people over at Conran Octopus  have sent me the most scrummy gift to offer in a giveaway for you to enjoy! I need to get to it don't I?! And I need to take some time to catch up on all of you too. I've missed reading as much as I have missed posting. t.x

32 comments:

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Beautiful boy - sweet dreams.
T x

Jelly Jam said...

Good to read your post again! We moved last week so I'm escaping the boxes for a quiet bit of blog time now my broadband is up and running. Look forward to more pics of your new place.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

So glad to hear you're settling in. I looks like a lovely area.

Amanda said...

Glad you're getting sorted.

Lottie said...

Absolutely brilliant that you are in your new home and it's looking wonderful

What a thrill to be nearer the broads - all that wildlife to watch with the beautiful boy

And spring is on it's way - so the most amazing time to be in your new home with so many surprises in the garden to look forward too. Bulbs, plants, flowering shrubs - what a great adventure you will both have.

I have been out of action again - so not much to read on my blogs - on the mend again now though!

xxxxxx

J said...

Great to hear from you again. It takes so much time to get settled, but it really does take time to make a house a home. Good luck!
Jenn

Louise said...

So great to hear from you again! Looking forward to seeing more photos of your lovely new home. I so enjoy your blog!

Menopausal musing said...

Lovely to see you both again. Christmas must have been really special in your new place. Good to hear that life is great for you both.

KC'sCourt! said...

Good to see your posts again. Glad you had a good Christmas in your new home.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Lynn said...

Lovely to see you back - Happy new home.
L.x.

Nattie said...

Happy new Year!! The best things are worth waiting for, lovely post x
Nattie x

Joan said...

Glad to hear that you are settling in your new place.

Floss said...

Lovely to hear from you. Thanks for your news and your beautiful pictures.

Kathleen said...

Welcome back! So nice to read you again & sending you some energy for the last push to complete. All the best to you & BB.

Life In a Little House said...

Enjoy your new place and that is some sign lol!! I say go for it wear your helmet and some pads hehehe....And what a beautiful little boy you have and what a sweet picture ~Love Heather

Serenata said...

So glad you moved in for Christmas. I had been wondering how you were. I just love the picture of your lad sleeping, don't they look just so serene when they are asleep.

Hope you get your workroom sorted soon.

katysclutter said...

Welcome Back, Glad to see you getting sorted. I think you did a wonderful thing eating all those chocs to make decorations, it can't have been easy! All the best in your new abode x

myminimocs said...

Welcome back...your house is looking lovely and very cozy...soon it will be all the way your home!!! great to read you again :)

Country Cottage Chic said...

Lovely to see a post from you & I'm so pleased to read that you are settling in.

Jayne

tea and cake said...

We have rellies near to Thetford Chase, and have walked there often. It is so lovely and peaceful, esp at this time of year. Lovely to see you back, x

Kitschen Pink said...

To the anonymous who just posted an offensive comment. This is not a democracy and I don't allow that stuff here. Beastly man!
Sorry to all my lovely readers who may have had to put up with that today!

Andrea said...

Glad you're back - have missed you in blog land.

good luck in your new home x

Candy Pop said...

Looks like you are settling in... More photos please! :)

Sandie's Patch said...

You made it!
It looks lovely so far, even with 'builder's white walls'!
I'll bet you've cycled off all the 'Christmas garland' chocolates by now?......

Good luck in your NEW HOME!

Sandie xx

prettyshabby said...

T it's lovely to read your news and hear that life is being kind, the house is looking rather lovely indeed x

posymoth said...

I'm new to your blog - looking forward to seeing how you 'settle in'

ps I loved how your improvised with your christmas decorations :)

Cakey(^-^*)/コンチャ! said...

The house looks gorgeous! I've recently moved to Norfolk - so lovely here! Hope you are enjoying your beautiful home xxx

Anonymous said...

Reading your blog again is like putting your feet in slippers that have been warming by the fire. I did not envy your restoration project durung all that cold weather.brrrrrr

alice said...

So pleased to see you are getting settled in! Looking forward to reading more of your adventures.

Karen, Surrey said...

Welcome back. We've missed you!

Planet Penny said...

Lovely to see you back Teena, and that finally you and the BB are settling in together. I found Trade white a bit scary at first, but now I so love the lightness it brings to the house. Also it gives lots of scope to adding colour with textiles (although my very bright crochet has ended up in the studio 'cos it scares the OH!) Looking forward to reading your adventures again! love Penny xxx

Beth said...

So look forward to hearing from you again. Blessings.
Beth