I like to do one of these posts every so often, just to update you on what’s going on around here. My Liked and Loved posts each month tend to cover a lot of the good stuff, but only really touches on the highlights.
Things haven’t been completely positive around here. We have had a house of lurgy for the last few weeks, with everyone passing colds, coughs and sore throats around like a pass-the-parcel no one wants to win the prize in.
The only one who has thus far avoided illness is Si. Whereas I have been feeling so rough lately that yesterday I ended up going to bed in the afternoon and sleeping for around 13 hours in total. It did me the world of good and I feel vaguely human again today. So that’s heading towards the positive again and things could be worse. I’m just glad the boys are better apart from still having coughs.
We have also had complete chaos here. You know how when you decorate your home it’s sensible to do one room at a time? Yeah, we don’t do sensible. We have been decorating every single room of the house minus the bathroom and kitchen – all at the same time. At one point, the boys were even having to sleep in the lounge for almost a week whilst we stripped and painted one of their rooms.
So far they have always shared a room, but my eldest now wants his own room. The room he will be moving into has the box top from the stairs in, so Si is going to make him a new bed over the top of the box top to maximise space in there. He is also in the midst of making from scratch inbuilt wardrobes for us in our bedroom.
The dining room and lounge are finished minus a few finishing touches like curtains. We finally have our heating back as well, which is brilliant. It has been freezing here recently, but it’s back to being cosy again.
Upstairs is still chaos, but we (mostly Si in fairness) have achieved so much recently, that I think we stand a chance of having everything finished and looking lovely before Christmas.
Arghh Christmas …. usually I am super organised, this year I am really behind on present buying. Has anyone else bought hardly anything for Christmas so far?! Please tell me it isn’t just me.
I’m trying to think what else has been happening that doesn’t involve snotty tissues and paint brushes to update you on.
Butlins! Almost forgot this one but, as part of my Butlin’s Ambassador role we are off to Butlin’s again in the February half term. Even better this time we are staying in the posh looking lodged by the lake and some of our friends are coming with us as well!
I am so excited about this, although I did enjoy Butlin’s when we went to Minehead this year, I think the accommodation this time and the company will make it a completely different experience.
Crazily one of my YouTube videos has reached over 9000 people in 3 weeks. You can see the video over on my Smiggle post if you fancy a nose … not that I’m trying to get you to get me to that magical 10k views or anything *insert innocent face here*.
I am really hoping that in a couple of weeks time things will be less chaos here and I may even be vaguely ready for Christmas … wish me luck!