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