A Life Update

Floral BOOM
Floral BOOM

There’s aren’t often times where lots of things happen at once, or indeed anything personally major happens which leaves me compelled to share, but today there is.

First of all, it’s our seventh Wedding anniversary, copper of wool depending on how your boat floats. Having both lost our wedding rings over the last few years we are getting some tattooed on. We had engagement tattoos so it’s in keeping with our general ‘thing’, but in advance – OW. And just because I rarely post photos of ‘im indoors on here, here he is at Camp Bestival least weekend wearing Ozzys hat…

Al and Ozzy at Camp Bestival
Al and Ozzy at Camp Bestival

Next up it’s the start of our extension plans. A double garage and playroom at the bottom of the garden followed by our kitchen and dining room being extended back 4 metres and knocked through in to one room. This is what we’ve been saving up for for the past 18 months and everything needs doing. When I say everything, I mean that before Christmas we will be having new…

Kitchen

OVEN!

Bathroom

Enormous bi-fold doors spanning the back of the house

Boiler

Heating pipework and radiators through out the house (that means every floorboard in the house being lifted up)

Log burner

Flooring

Skirting boards and door frames through the whole house

You may notice I have written OVEN in capitals, it’s not a typo and I haven’t cracked under the pressure, I’m just excited. Having spent 6 years without and oven the end is nigh. I know it’s a small thing in the grander scheme of life but I’ve never been able to bake fairy cakes with the children and it makes me very sad indeed. So apologies in advance in you see instagram photos in a few weeks time of me draped over a Rangemaster looking smug.

15 weeks of not being able to openly sit and pick my nose of wander round in my pants for fear of a random builder wandering through the house. How will I cope?

With such  lot of work and upheaval going on on the next 4 months I’m really really looking forward to a break in October as we head as a family to a luxury farm cottage in Cornwall for week courtesy of Bosinver. I’ve never been to Cornwall, it’s been on my lust list all year after reading numerous blog posts from people on holiday / visiting there. Timing wise it’s perfect too, as I’m sure come October we’ll be needing a break from the building work.

Here’s a couple of photos from Bosinver to help me daydream and whet your whistle…

Bosinver farm cottages
Bosinver farm cottages
Bosinver farm cottages
Bosinver farm cottages

Apart from the location and obvious gorgeousness of the accommodation, there’s another reason that I’m so excited to be visiting. Bosinver owner, Pat, is passionate about outdoor play and has been developing Wild Kids sessions led by a qualified Forest School leader every Monday (more on this here). So far sessions have included ‘sausaging’ and the usual toasting marshmallows around a camp fire, but also a building a ‘bug hotel’ for nature and bushcraft. This is exactly what my children love to do and something I too passionately believe in, children being outdoors, being children, exploring, learning and having fun.

Oz and Kitty outdoors
Oz and Kitty outdoors

If you like the look of Bosinver, or know someone looking for a break in Cornwall you might like to check out Bosinver’s Special Offers & Late Availability page.

Have you had building work done before? Any good tips or advice for me ?! I think I need some!

 

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