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You’re so Lucky!

You’re so Lucky!

As I unpacked our food shopping this morning, something that the delivery lady said stuck in my mind, she said ‘you’re so lucky’…and you guessed it, her words inspired me to jump on here and get writing. Now, said delivery lady is lovely, she’s been 

15 months and counting

15 months and counting

Back in April 2018, we set out with smiles on our faces and anticipation in our bellies, we were about to embark on an exciting journey that would result in our dream home and I for one was excited to document every step! Fast forward 

Long Over Due Update – 8 months in!

Long Over Due Update – 8 months in!

Well, I had grand ideas for blogging our renovation journey as we went, however…the reality of a DIY, live-in renovation as well as holding down a full-time job means there is little time left for writing! However, I have been struck down with a unique 

Live-in Renovation. Just a little bit of dust…

Live-in Renovation. Just a little bit of dust…

Planning permission granted…builder selected…it’s all systems go, and friends and family are excited to see you your progress! It’s likely to be those same friends and family…and probably your builders who will make all sorts of comments about the dust too. If you’re anything like 

Getting closer…

Getting closer…

It’s Sunday, it’s the 15th April, and after months of planning (8 to be precise…!) we’re about to be and truly thrust in to the chaos of our renovation!  As I sit here typing, it’s during a very short and much needed tea break, this 

Let the Carnage Commence!

Let the Carnage Commence!

It’s been far too long since I wrote on here…it’s been a manic few months, and it’s about to get a whole lot more crazy! After months of contacting, quoting and refining our requirements, we’ve finally decided on a builder – and we’re really pleased 

February Favourites

February Favourites

Well…what a bizarre February we’ve had! A short month that showed all the promise of Spring in the opening weeks, and ended on a blisteringly cold winter storm! Being that it’s been such a short month, and while we’re still so much in the early 

Progress Update – February 2018

Progress Update – February 2018

A pretty catchy title for this blog post I know….but the reality is…progress is slow! We’re new to this renovation lark, but frankly I don’t think either of us realised that when we first engaged our architect in August last year, that by February this 

The verdict is in – planning permission

The verdict is in – planning permission

The verdict is in…. And after a fairly quick and painless process, we are delighted to say that we have had planning consent (with a few conditions) to do the proposed works on the bungalow! Initially we had looked a going up in to the 

Cappele Cottage, Betws-y-Coed

Cappele Cottage, Betws-y-Coed

One of our more recent ‘dog friendly stays’ was at the rather charming ‘Cappele Cottage, close to Betws-y-Coed, Wales. We were on the lookout for a 2 bedroom cottage for a weekend away with some friends (and Molly) so that we could go off and