WaterBumps: pure relaxation

Yesterday we went to a fifth birthday party and had a whale of a time. However, being six months pregnant I came home and promptly fell asleep! I didn’t realise how exhausted I was and it made me accept that I’m getting bigger now and need to listen to my body.  In the evening I…

Steps of the temporary bathroom 

Whilst trying to cram in his full time job, my three self-employed jobs and the wee one, the bathroom has taken on a swift transformation and we are almost finished, wahoooo!  Once the awful suite came out it was a case of whacking the new bath in, which proved pretty easy as this room is…

Online shopping fails 

So the old adage is true: ‘perfect planning prevents pathetically poor results’. Our year 11 Head of Year was many things and, it seems, correct is one of them. Recently we’ve had some mega online shopping fails, and I thought I’d share how buying things for your home when you’ve never seen them before is…

Living room love 

Quite simply, I am in love with our new living room furniture. It came on the weekend, delivered bright and early and the husband and I have just been sitting on it and looking around at the transformation.  Granted, we are yet to finish the room, but to be able to sit like real grown…

Out with the old…

It’s a cheery farewell to the bathroom suite of nightmares chez nous! Here’s a load of pics (purely for us, really, to chronicle the change but for you to have a nose at, too). As you can see, the wooden panel came off in one piece easily enough and the damage to the stairs ceiling…

Library books

If you are one of the loyal crew who sit through my painful Instagram stories, then you’ll know that I’m a keen reader and fan of the South West library service. I thought I’d write a little post about it because it’s just so blooming brilliant. (This is by no means sponsored by them, it’s…

And then it was autumn

Just like that, autumn seems to have landed, doesn’t it? Hard to believe it’s only a couple of weeks since we had those balmy hot days, now the wellies are out and coats are on. I love this time of year; I can’t get enough of the scented candles and cosy nights, so I’m super…

Bathroom plans 

Since we’ve broken the back of the living room renovations (and are bored whilst waiting for the furniture to arrive!) we’ve turned our heads to the bathroom design. Our plan was to renovate it as it is -but we’ve had a change of heart. We’ve decided to do a huge change and move the location…

Sunny day at Southerndown

We decided to chance it and believe the forecast yesterday to take a trip to the beach. Luckily, the weather was fab. (Quite a different story today!) We only went an hour away to South Wales and it was wonderful. We were the first people on the beach.  It’s £5 to park for the day…

Portishead Lido 

This morning we visited Portishead Lido for the first time. It’s right on the seafront and harks back to a byegone era; right up my street.  It only cost us £5 each and the little lady was free, which we thought was amazing considering the cost of most indoor swimming pools nowadays.  It has single…

National Trust afternoon at Tyntesfield

After lunch yesterday we made a last minute decision to go to Tyntesfield, a National Trust house and grounds about 20 minutes from us, on the outskirts of Bristol. It’s so easy to find off the M5, just towards Portishead. We are members of the NT and have been before, but not since the little…