A difficult start

February 22, 2016

2016 has been a bit tricky so far. It started with a burst pipe on the 3rd January which resulted in all our floors downstairs being ripped out and big dehumidifiers and fans moving in for 4 weeks to dry us out. The good news is that 7 weeks later we are dry and the rooms have been decorated and the floors are going down today.

The house however is utter chaos, we have been moving things round and round for weeks and now I have no idea where everything is. As soon as the floor is down I have a day to get back up straight and then we have to be in tip top condition on Thursday as we have people coming to view our house.

Yep, while everything was utter bonkers and disorganised mayhem we found a house around the corner that is bigger and we made an offer which was accepted and now we really need to sell our house.

It is no wonder that I feel like I have so much in my brain that I do not know what to write. On top of all this there has been college and work and the kids. Who are delightful and also complete nightmares. Piran gets so cross and they both refuse to go to bed. I can’t even begin to say how much this is affecting me and Mr C. I am just taking each day at a time for now. There was half term in Cornwall, lots of bad weather, broken fences. I really hate February. It is officially the worst month in my book.

I have a lot to do, and time to do it in as long as I stay organised. However I am going to try and add a little more regular blogging to my list because it is good for me and I like to share. Something has been holding me back recently but I am yet to work out what that is and why I feel this way.

The best thing though is college. I am halfway through the first year of my City & Guilds Level 3 in Textiles and I love it. So much. It is a complete thrill to do something just for me. After a bit of a wobble at the start I have been completely emersed and it is brilliant. I am learning so much and could happily play all day long. I have filled one A3 sketchbook already. I will share it soon, which should be a great way to get me blogging again.

For now I will just leave you with this beautiful sunny picture to distract from the grey outside and then I will go and do some proper work. Spring is coming, and soon the start of the year will be a distant memory.

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  • Reply Shelley February 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Wow, it seems we’ve had a similar year in many ways! Like you, we’ve had water damage from a leaky pump and two leaky ceilings. I was also finding the grey weather (especially on weekends) somewhat cruel, and we have fences down as well. If it isn’t spooky enough yet, I also bought a bunch of daffodils yesterday to cheer myself up! Best of luck with the house viewings and move! It’s nearly March! x

    • Reply Kelly March 4, 2016 at 6:26 am

      That is so funny. Hope things are a bit better for you now.

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