Our House

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One year ago today…

… we moved into our new house! In some ways, I can’t believe it’s been a year already. The house hasn’t yet lost its feeling of “newness”, and I hope it never does. We still think of it as “the…

mysterious thing in garden

The Mystery of the Thing That Was in the Garden

This week, in lieu of Casual Friday, which, let’s face it, wasn’t that interesting anyway, here is a photo of a mysterious and possibly priceless artefact that Terry discovered in our garden, buried deep under the earth. Weren’t expecting THAT, were…

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Spring Clean

When we moved to this house last year, one of the things I was most looking forward to was finally having enough storage space to not have to have 50% of my clothes in storage at any given time. Because…

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Walls come tumbling down

“HEEEEERREEE’S TERRRRY!” Well, it happened, folks: and no, I don’t mean we went to another Halloween party, dressed as characters from The Shining. I mean Terry finally did what he’s been threatening to do since the day we moved into…

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Three Months Later

Tomorrow is the three month anniversary of the day we moved into our new house (Yes, we’re still referring to it as a “new” house), so I figured that would be as good an excuse as any for me to…

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You asked for it.

When I blogged about not having anything to blog about earlier this week, some of you were kind enough to say that you’re willing to tolerate posts about the Less Than Interesting stuff which is basically all that ever happens…

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Closet Organisation: Belts and Scarves

So, you might have noticed that I don’t tend to wear a whole lot of accessories. I’ll be completely honest: it’s partly that I’m lazy I like to keep things simple. I’ve always been a fan of very simple, unfussy…

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Fred’s House

The man we bought our house from was called Fred. I mean, he wasn’t ACTUALLY called Fred, obviously. I’m going to call him that, though, to respect his privacy, and because Fred is a fine name, don’t you think? Anyway,…

You Can’t Go Home Again

  Well, we’re here! And after all of my angst about moving, I walked out of our old house for the very last time… and I didn’t even know it. Due to a complicated sequence of events which I won’t…

We are never, ever getting back together

We’re closing on our new house today.  And, unless anything truly catastrophic goes wrong between now and then, we’re moving in tomorrow. This is really happening, people. I guess this is the moment when the sale/purchase should feel final to…

Skeletons in the attic

Well, the packing has started and the shelves are bare. Actually, to be completely honest, my shoes are literally the ONLY things I’ve packed so far. Well, the shoes and some hair products, because PRIORITIES, people, PRIORITIES. I had hoped…

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The Nevermores

Folks, I’m starting to freak out a bit here. Just a little bit. OK, quite a big bit, actually. I mean, we’re supposed to be moving a week today. TODAY. As in, this time next week, I won’t be sitting…

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Summer turns to high

Thanks for all of your lovely comments on my last post, everyone! We’re still really excited, and only the tiniest bit freaked out at the prospect of packing up and leaving this little house behind us forever, for a fresh…

Third Time Lucky

(Champagne in the sunshine on Friday evening. Also pictured: tiny aircraft. Hai, tiny aircraft!) When I go on vacation, I always seem to come home with a renewed determination to change my life. There are workout plans (Er, I’m starting…

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Scotland in Summer

If you ever come to Scotland, please, do me a favour and come in summer. Yes, it might be raining. In fact, it probably will be. But if you’ve ever visited the Scottish countryside on a warm summer day, you’ll hear…

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Let down and hanging around

Transport, motorways and tramlines / Starting and then stopping /Taking off and landing / The emptiest of feelings /Disappointed people clinging on to bottles / And when it comes it’s so so disappointing… [Radiohead, 'Let Down'] Last Wednesday we got an offer on…

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Cherries and gingham

[Skirt: ASOS (2012) | Cardigan: Zara | Cherry brooch: River Island | Shoes: Vivienne Westwood for Melissa | Sunglasses: eBay] I’ve not been doing a great job of keeping the ol’ blog updated recently. I say this, not by way…

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OMG-Day

We didn’t get it. The buyer decided to go with the other property she was considering (That makes it sound simpler than it actually was… Needless to say, there’s a whole story connected to this, and the internet is not…

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Twenty four little hours

[Dress: ASOS | Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti* | Belt: Primark - all bought last year] This is what I was wearing the day we started negotiations on the sale of our house.* Yes, folks, we got an offer. Yay! But it…

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Blue jeans, white shirt…

[Jeans c/o 7 for All Mankind // Blazer: Zara // Breton top: Zara kids // Clutch: Dune // Shoes: Primark // Sunglasses: Gucci] I don’t often wear jeans here on the blog, but I DO actually wear them fairly often…

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Perfect Ten

Since the house has been on the market (Yes, it’s another one of those “I’m selling my house, and I’m going to talk about it forever” posts. Sorry.) we’ve had three sets of potential buyers come to take a look…

green and tan winter outfit

Home is where the heart is

[Dress and boots: both Zara, circa 2011 // Jacket: La Redoute, 2012 // Giant snow heart: c/o Terry] So, our house is probably going on the market soon. I’m not sure quite how soon, but … soon. Too soon for…

Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon bow shoes

I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell…

[1. New shoes c/oSpartoo | 2. Dorothy Perkins dress | 3. Gap skimmer jeans | 4.  A birthday gift] I haven’t forgotten about my 365 Project: I’ve still been diligently posting my photos on Instagram (most of the time) and uploading them…

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Veruca Salt

[Skirt: River Island // top: Primark // shoes: New Look] On Friday morning, Terry and I were woken from our slumbers by the sound of a workman arriving at the house next door. Or, rather, we were woken by the…

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The Prisoner of Bathroomatraz

Everyone else is writing about the Olympics opening ceremony this morning. Instead of doing that, though, I’m going to write about that time I locked myself in the bathroom. That time known as “yesterday”. (With apologies to those of you…

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Oh, the irony…

So, after yesterday’s incident, in which Terry left the front door open all night, prompting the police to pay us a visit in the early hours of the morning, I resorted to desperate measures to make sure the same thing…

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Thanks, Terry…

… for spending part of the weekend turning this: Into this: I owe you one several A LOT. I think the man deserves a round of applause, no? P.S. I’ve had a couple of questions now about the single shoe…

Friday Photo: Still Life With Radiator

Because I’m still aiming for that “most boring blogger in the whole wide world” award, this week’s Friday Photo depicts the new radiator in our wreck of a bathroom. The one that’s STILL not been actually attached to the wall,…

Watergate

So, on Sunday evening, we broke the house. This is, of course, the latest chapter in the never-ending-story that is our attempt to redecorate the bathroom. Sunday night’s installment started like this: Terry: You know, I don’t think I’m going…

Toilet Humour*

So, we are spending January re-decorating our bathroom. And with that single line, I do believe I may have already made myself a serious contender for the “Most Boring Bloggers of 2008″ list. “What, she’s writing about her BATHROOM, now?”…