There have been lots of new #hardwood off-cuts come into stock this week, including some very interesting shapes of #naturaledge#nativehardwoods , many of which have been planed to show off their lovely grain. For #rusticfurniture or #liveedge#shelves , #tables , coat racks, crafty items or making a #mantlepiece , our wide range of #growninbritain#timber is sure to hit the spot.
There are too many choices to list all that we have available, so please call in to see what's in stock. Or else give us a call on 01235861228 and we'll do our best to help.
It's so windy here today. We've decided we aren't leaving the house today. We got the carpet fitted in the playroom. The second picture is what happened as soon as the boys got home 😄 Oh well, it is a playroom after all. Stay safe in the storm everyone!
By the fire || A cosy corner from our Newport install this week. But there's no time to rest! We have a 5-bedder to install today and another property to bump out. So it's up and at 'em, time to take on the day...
Tick Tock •
Ever feel like time is running away from you. I know in parenthood in general years seem to fly by in the blink of an eye, but since the start of the school year I feel like the clocks are on fast forward and my days are just whizzing by. I know the reasons for this, Amilie has now started junior school, which is on a different site but starts at the same time as Abigail’s pre-school. So no matter how well I plan my time, by 8.30 I’m already running late. The morning school run requires a mad dash every morning and that just sets the tone for the rest of the day. •
Whilst I still haven’t been successful in finding a job that fits around the kids and my husbands working hours and pays enough to justify nursery costs, we have plans that require a 2nd income. So after following @frompenniestopounds for a while I took her advice and have taken on a few ‘side hustles’ to make up the difference. I am loving them and so excited for the opportunities opening up because of that, but I feel like I am running a hour behind all day everyday. I’m constantly on catch up. I suppose I am also still settling into the pace of life with 3 kids, all on different schedules. Here’s to hoping I find my grove soon? Any tips on how to feel a bit less frantic and more in control? •
Not only do I love this clock because it’s beautiful, it was also a wedding present my grandparents received 66 years ago. It sat on their mantel piece whilst my mum and her brother and sisters grew up, I remember it from my child hood and now it sits on mine watching the next generation grow. •
I bought myself flowers today because I feel pretty awful today.
I started out the day feeling really good (comparatively speaking, of course!), So I decided to make the trip to the shops 5 minutes down the road on foot and with my cane, and leave my scooter at home.
It's not a long walk, and I thought that I would be okay.
But, it wasn't meant to be. And the joint pain wasn't even the biggest problem. Yeah, my knees and my hip and my back hurt. But what was most troubling was that I felt sick, lightheaded, and tachy. POTS symptoms running amok for sure.
So I came home and spent a few hours sitting in bed, relaxing and trying to do a bit of embroidery.
Then I decided that I wanted some flowers to brighten up my room.
I took my scooter down to the shops this time, and not only did it mean I could get home faster, it meant that I didn't feel awful, and I wasn't in a bunch of pain or about to pass out.
So, I mean, the good news is that I'm especially grateful to have my scooter. The bad news is that I thought that I could leave the house without it on a day where I was feeling good, but it looks like trips out of the house will require that I have my scooter.
The decline in my health over the last 6 or 7 months has been so drastic, and so difficult to come to terms with. At the moment, I'm still waiting for my genetics appointment, but I'm seeing my GP at least twice a week so that she can monitor me.
My most recent bloods showed mostly good news: despite all my medications, my liver, kidneys and thyroid are all functioning well. My general blood work was good too. For the first time though, my haemoglobin has dropped, so we need to monitor it to make sure that I don't become anaemic.
That's about it really.
Anyway, I hope you like this picture of my mantlepiece with my new flowers, my letterboard, and some witchy goodness.
If you've read this whole thing, bless you. You're an angel. ❤️ [Image Description: Mabel's mantlepiece, featuring a large vase with light pink and magenta daisies, a letterboard reading "Don't waste your spoons on anything that doesn't give you life", and an assortment of witchy books, dried herbs and knick knacks]
Walking to school this morning, I said to my little one: “honey, isn’t fall a beautiful season?” 🍂 🍁 He replied, ever so matter-of-fact “mama, it’s not officially fall until the 22nd!” 🤣😂 Well, excuse me kid, if I get my hygge on... and enjoy fall a bit early! ❤️ What’s your favorite season for hygge?
Thank you for all concerned to the British fair at Mitshukoshi Nihombashi.
How do you think this faithful miniature model of Dalemain estate?
I feel like this miniature house is very high quality... It seems real house in the 2nd photo, zoomed one.
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#Day16#myhousethismonth#monochrome with plant.
How's your Sunday going? Are you getting to relax a little?
Do you prefer chilling out in front of a roaring fire🔥all cosy or summer drinks🍹 in the garden?