Learning to love our house

I am feeling quite optimistic
about my house at the moment, it’s about two and a half years since we first
bought it and I finally I feel more upbeat about everything. Perhaps I should avoid typing too soon BUT
the maintenance work that should have been carried out on our house prior to us
buying it has finally been done and it looks like the weather is staying out of
the house (always a bonus!). The
previous owners had really neglected the upkeep of the building, so it’s been
an expensive project without much to show for it.

Now it’s had all the important outside work we can start
to think about what else we would like to do. 
It’s no secret I have cried about the state of this house more than
once; there was a time when I thought we would never make ends meet because it
was costing so much just to get it watertight! 
It was one obstacle after another, my mood darkened and we debated
selling up and cutting our losses. But
we carried on trying to be positive and now I feel the momentum can start up
again and we have weathered the storm! 
This renovation won’t get the better of me…

I do take comfort though its not just me apparently loads of us are living in houses with unfinished home improvements!!!

Our master
bedroom is still work in progress but I think next year we are going to be
making inroads and I would love to consider having something eye catching like
one of these ultrasky roof lanterns it wouldn’t be that complicated either.

After all the ceiling is already off so what
better timing to attempt this kind of installation and it would then flood the room
in light. It could really be such an
attractive space; it’s a good size after all we did bash two rooms into
one! Yes we lived through a wall filled
with horsehair and who knows what being destroyed and making a mighty mess
surely we have earnt the right to make the room gorgeous again!!! Otherwise it seems to have been a wasted
effort knocking it down in the first place.

would love a roof lantern above our bed so we could stargaze, it could be very
romantic, it might be the nudge I need to switch off Netflix and get tucked
into bed instead. You can get bogged
down in life; it gets quite run of the mill. 
Today has been a whirlwind swimming lesson, Christmas fair and then
helping my mum by getting her food shopping as she has hurt her foot – how often
do we just sit still. Looking out at
the night sky might be the chance I need to slow down and appreciate the now
not the next! I think we could all
benefit from a slower pace of life.

Apparently the roof
lantern is making a comeback
and I for one am quite happy to join in! Although I would need blinds for when I am
ready for sleep, I am not a morning person and don’t want to wake up with the

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