Sleep. Lack of it. Since becoming a mum, I obsess about sleep as I know lots of you do too. I’m not getting enough at the best of times but when I do, I want to maximise it and make it the best possible sleep I can…the most comfortable sleep! In the uncharacteristically hot nights of late, I have been so relieved that we sleep on wool bedding and then when the temperatures drop, we don’t have to get out a new duvet. Wondering what I’m talking about? I did too, when I attended an event and listened to someone talk about the benefits of sleeping on wool…I thought I’d glaze over in honesty, but when The Wool Room** said they could guarantee a better night’s sleep whatever the weather, my ears pricked (along with about 30 other mums in the room!). Here’s why…Continue reading
It seems we’ve been in the “finishing stages” or our renovation project for over a year now and in truth, that’s exactly how long it’s been! The building phase of our renovation was relatively quick (approx 18 weeks in total) as we paid external contractors to do it all, totally re-designing the downstairs of the house and converting the attic space in one hit. But the interior design, decorating and finishing touches were always going to be left to us and gradual due to cash-flow, growing our family and time!
We painted the entire downstairs living space white and got that to a point where it was 95% finished (we’d like to change the sofa and some of the furniture eventually) and totally liveable and enjoyable as a space. The rest of the house we did room by room according to what we needed/used the most. However, I don’t know about you, but a room never feels entirely finished until you finesse it with textiles, soft furnishings and art work on the walls. It doesn’t feel like home until the edges are softened with colour and texture. So over a year after we originally moved into our renovation project, I’m looking at how I can finish the interior design with printed artwork**…Continue reading
It’s #mummyfriday and today’s post is another one about my birth experiences. If you’ve not read them yet, I documented both my first birth and my second birth experience here on the blog. But today’s blog post is something slightly different, it’s a thank you post, a thank you to the midwives that helped to safely deliver our daughter and son and kept me going in the process…