I have no idea where the last 3 week have gone, I feel like I have run around like a headless chicken, not stopping for air, its been such a manic couple of weeks. I have had so much to do, lots of fun too but I feel like I have worked my socks of. I feel as thought I must have produced loads of posts but I have just had a peek at my blog and I have only posted 5 posts in 2 weeks!
But trust me there has been so much going on behind the scenes, so much preparing and photo taking, filming little vlogs, and exiting trips. I suppose the last 2 weeks has been spent catching up and treading water.
Two weekends ago I took a very exciting trip to London with my good friends Amy and Caro to work on a fab project with Mumsnet and Nice & Easy. We stayed at the very gorgeous M by Montcalm in Shoreditch and were thoroughly spoilt.
Weekends like this just confirm that I so made the right decision to leave teaching, the team at Mumsnet are so great to work with and the whole trip was so much fun, not like work at all.
And then last weekend I headed off to BlogCamp and got to meet up with loads of my blogging besties, I took hardly took any photos, in fact 2 that were of slides for information not pretty at all, but had a wonderful day and learnt loads. My favourite session was most definitely Sarah Barnes Pinterest session, I literally go to every session about Pinterest I can, but Sarah explained it in a way that made sense to me, I had a Pinterest epiphany right there and then and am busy putting all her tips into practice.
We have also been busy decorating our bedroom, I can’t wait to share it, and it is just so beautiful, it feels such a calm and relaxing space. We have also been getting lots of quotes for some quite big jobs around the house. All stuff that is so needed but so boring like a new driveway, all that money that could be spent on a lovely holiday or go towards a new kitchen, but Chris is adamant he wants/needs to do it.
Don’t get me wrong our drive is ugly, it looks like its been laid with a pitch fork but the simple step of not looking down when you walk up it solves that issue, and who cares about a drive when you are out on the Caribbean sea on a cruise ship? But there is no shifting him grrrr. But I am sorry I can-not and will not get excited about a driveway.
In terms of family time it’s all been a bit manic, but we have made a bit of time for trips to the Cinema and a BBQ although the weather has not been on our side in the North lately with the odd nice day, but no hot weather so I hope this heat wave makes an appearance soon. But on the bright side the garden is coming on beautifully, a couple more weeks and it will be in full bloom.
Next week we are off to France, we are excited but apprehensive with all the news of petrol strikes. I think a lot of it is media hype as I have spoken to people who are in France who haven’t had any issues so fingers crossed all is ok, and the weather bucks up as the forecast is awful. But a little bit of rain never stopped the Christie’s; living in the North of England you would never go out. Whatever happens it will be an adventure.