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in Interiors, The House Project

Our Kitchen Design – The House Project

Ok, so we’re nearing the last leg of our home renovation (if you want to see a video walk-through check it out here) and it’s time to think about the interior design aspect of the house project, in particular…the kitchen design.

Our kitchen was one of the first things we chose (in fact, we chose it before we even officially owned the house!) and it’s also one of the main steering factors of the house project itself. When we first walked around the 1928 semi, I could see the potential the space had for an amazing open-plan kitchen and living space…Continue reading

in Interiors, The House Project

The House Renovation Project – Renovation Update Week 13

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve done a formal video house renovation project update for you guys, so here’s where we are, at the end of week 13.

The renovation was supposed to be complete by this week, but we always expected it to run over by a week or two, particularly after the set-back of bad weather we had last month. So all in all, we’re happy that we’re nearing the finish line and expect things to accelerate over this next couple of weeks, with a finish date of the May bank holiday!Continue reading

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Postnatal Home Workouts You Can Actually Do – Part 3

Ok so if you’ve missed part 1 and part 2 of this series then…where have you been?! I’m focusing on working-out when it seems impossible (well it did for me anyway!), after giving birth! I’ve teamed-up with personal trainer Vicki Mellard, who has a wonderful ethos about feeling good about ourselves and has trained in pre and postnatal fitness…

I explained to Vicki that there’s a lot of pressure on new mums to look good and “bounce-back” to their pre-pregnancy body immediately. There’s also absolutely zero time to do anything about it when you’re a new mum as chances are you’re entirely absorbed in this new life you’ve created and working-out exactly what it means to be a parent!

I told Vicki that although I was aware that, after 19 months, I still wasn’t at my goal weight, that my focus was much more on feeling good and getting fit so I had plenty of energy to be a mum to a non-stop-toddler.

And finally, I explained to Vicki that between being a mum, working and managing a house renovation, I simply didn’t have a spare moment in my diary (or penny to spend) to get out to the gym. And guess what? Vicki explained to me that I could make a start and some good progress at home, with nothing but a bit of floor space, a chair and an exercise band. I’m in!Continue reading