Having expected to publish my first post from The Welsh Valleys on October 30th when my internet was due to be connected, (a whole other story) I have updated this a few times not really knowing when I would get it out there to you! As it stands, my internet STILL isn't connected and I am working on a 3G signal to get back in touch with my online community. Baby B has gone off for his first day back at nursery (NOT pre-school) after a bit of a hassle with it all and Littlest B is napping, so I couldn't think of anything better than a bit of nap time blogging!
SO…here I am. Welcome back to Crafting a Daydream and my new Making Home venture. Boy it’s been a journey to get to here!
Back in May we found out that we would be relocating to Wales from Cambridge. Having brought our first home, splitting up the family for a couple of months (Hubby B started his new job two months before we could move) and FINALLY landing in The Valleys all together, I am finally ready to start Making Home.
The move was a little stressful and with Hubby B being abroad until 2am on the first of two moving days and going abroad again less that 24 hours after arriving, my initial plans to be here alone with the Little B’s for the first week, quickly changed. Once the boxes were stacked 3 or 4 high all over the house, I started to feel that it would not be child safe and starting the unpacking would not be easily achieved over the week that I would be alone with them. I felt so naïve! So a last minute arrangement meant that the boys could be dropped with relatives and I spent a very weird first week on my own unpacking and making the place liveable.
A plus side is that they returned to a livable home, a big pot homemade bolognaise and their favourite pudding, custard. Rumour had it that they had been giving their hosts a run for their money whilst away and with not being able to get Baby B a preschool place straight away and Littlest B well on the way to walking, I knew I was going to have to up my game when wearing my ‘teacher’ and ‘entertainment committee’ hats; another topic to be looked at on my journey.
Another plus side to our shiny new house is that it is a completely blank canvas. Cream walls, light wood finishes, neutral carpets, limestone fireplace and the dining room boasts patio doors that open up overlooking the garden; (which Hubby B will be heading up) which at the moment is just turfed and waiting for character! I am feeling totally inspired and as life becomes a bit more laid back after a crazy couple of years and in the run up to Christmas I am hopeful that I will find some time to continue my crafting journey, documenting it here obviously.
I also have some vouchers from my lovely Hardwick Crafty B’s to spend in Hobbycraft so I wonder what sort of thing I might like to try next?! My next stop on the entertainment front is a DIY DVD that I acquired from a huge DIY store in the UK. I have already discovered much pleasure in walking around said store, almost as much as browsing the Swedish superstore that we all hate to love. By the way, there is one of those close to me now. WOO! I spotted it whilst I was supposed to be directing Hubby B and he went the wrong way as I was distracted by the HUGE blue building. Whoops.
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