Thursday, 29 September 2016
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
I know I haven't posted for quite a while (other than the 52 posts), the last month has been so incredibly busy. We have had a lot going on, concerts (we saw City Calm Down and this last weekend Paul Dempsey - both so very good), a weekend away in the north of Tasmania, catch ups with friends, busy weekends with early mornings, and I am still getting used to my new job.
I am really so very tired and running low on energy. I have been trying to get to bed early when I can, fitting in lots of walks, running at the gym again (my exercise regime has been completely neglected over winter as I've had lots of lower back issues) and trying to be more positive and just get things done. But on the flip side though, it's all too easy on my days home with Elroy to sit in the sun and take a break while he sleeps, to watch Netflix, read a book or magazine, or worst of all waste the time on the internet. I wish I could break that habit, but I just feel tired and lazy.
Fortunately I am taking a week off work in October and I can't wait, hopefully that will give me some time to catch up, and progress some of the rather long to do list I have set for myself. I'll have a few days home on my own while Elroy is at daycare which feels like a luxury. I feel that it is very hard to balance work, parenting and my own personal needs. It is definitely something I need to work on and make sure to do. I feel like I'm letting myself down a bit at the moment.
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
I have written a bit here about us planning our renovation, but haven't really gone into any detail about it. So I thought I'd share some of my inspiration and a little about what we are doing. Our house is a 1940's brick house, and it still has many of its original features, a copper in the laundry, a very basic kitchen with narrow benches and very little built in storage throughout. It is split level, as we are on a hill, so there are bedrooms and a bathroom on the lower level (and so is the lovely view) and kitchen, living, master bedroom and toilet and laundry on the higher level.
Our plan is to move the kitchen and living space to the lower level, with an extension to give us more space, and have all the bedrooms together with the bathroom on the higher level. Basically the whole house is being turned upside down, our bedroom is the only room that will stay in the same place. It's going to be a big job, and it is exciting and daunting at the same time. Style-wise I am definitely leaning towards rather neutral colours, light grey, white, light timbers, simple tiles. The extension will feature skylights and a big picture window to capture the view. I hope we can start before the end of this year, but I know it is going to a long road to the finish.
bookshelf via the Design Files / kitchen shelf via Country Road
picture window via Apartment Therapy / cupboards via Ikea
bathroom via Inside Out / kitchen via Desire to Inspire