Monday, 29 August 2016

Making me HAPPY this week

It's been a long time since I've done one of my Sunday posts.  I have been making a (mostly) daily note in my journal of daily happies but I would like to get back to my weekly happy posts too.

Making me happy lately is;

1) Wardrobes!  After 5 months of living out of cardboard boxes it's been a relief to not only have wardrobes (took 3 attempts for IKEA to deliver them - grrrrrr) but I installed all the gadgets inside myself - go me.

2) Bestest neighbour ever.  Who knew that decorating and building furniture is so tiring?  In my previous life the men did that kind of work - I know, I know but I was more than happy to let them.  My neighbour (we were friends first) called today with a surprise bread delivery, wine was left in a bag over the fence and an hour later there was another knock on the door and there were 2 99's thrust at me from the ice cream van.  Who could hope for a better friend and neighbour?

Someone felt the need to beg.......

3) FINALLY getting round to decorating the spare bedroom.  It was dark blue when we moved in and felt so oppressive.  It's not finished yet but we have made a fair start on it.


You'll have to wait for an after shot!

4) Paper straws - they just make drinks taste better.

Excuse the horrid wallpaper - the living room is the only room that hasn't talked to me.  I have no idea how to fix it, I just know being in it makes me feel sad.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016


Wow, I have been away awhile.  I couldn't find the camera lead and then I just went bleurghhhhhh and don't even ask about the re-wiring!!!!!

I've been ready to start again for a few weeks now but the thought of trying to sort out what I wanted to share has put me off again.  So I have now decided that instead of worrying about it I'll just blog about one thing at a time until I am all caught up.  Hope I've kept a few people who like checking in.

H's middle brother got married in July.  It was quite local but we decided to check into the hotel for a few days to make sure H could rest as needed.  It was much easier not rushing round like a mad thing.  The downside was that the accessible room was lacking - who thinks it's ok to sell a room as accessible but the person in the wheelie can't push themselves into the room as the doorway isn't wide enough - grrrrrrr.  Anyway, that aside we had a really good few days and celebrated with 2 people very much in love.  I don't have many photos as I got kidnapped by the flower girls but I do have a few before the ceremony.

I loved the lights in the venue.  Do you think they'd look good in my living room?

H & I
MiL & I

FiL & I
Bride & Groom