A fresh start

2014 was not an easy year (not to mention very expensive!)… the highlights; stress and anxiety, complete roof replacement, a ceiling collapse (while twins were sleeping in there), a disaster of a holiday, six weeks of the twins with tonsillitis leading to a knock to my confidence, many boiler fixes leading to boiler replacement, four broken radiators, endless leaky plumbing, major damp issues in the bathroom leading to completely gutting the room and refit over and over and over, a two month delay due to a plumber off long term sick, temporarily moving out, lots of difficult and some upsetting discussions with various plumbers, damp specialists, insurers, contractors, retailers etc.  In the words of Miranda Hart “Such fun!!!”  There was of course lots to be thankful for too including a dream job for my husband, spending lots of time with the twins, the twins turning one and an amazing holiday which shall forever be seen as our first real holiday as a family.

For me 2015 has not yet started.  The stress of the bathroom has not yet left us but the end is in sight… Today will see the last of the tradespeople and with them will leave the stress and anxiety they brought with them, hopefully never to be seen again.  Friday will be a tempestuous day, the field opposite our house is in the hands of developers, on Friday the council will decide if it is to be turned into 91 houses plus a retail unit or remain a vista that gives me joy each day as I open my curtains.  I live in hope.  Saturday will bring a fresh start, whatever it holds for me it will be 2015.

Our beautiful view

Our beautiful view

Next year (2015) I hope to be my happy, confident self again.  I have booked myself on courses to learn to crochet, make a dress and freehand embroider.  We plan to choose and attend a twins club once again and get outdoors with other nature tots.  Watch this space…


2 thoughts on “A fresh start

  1. Hey you two, really hope this year will turn out well for you, whatever happens in the field opposite though completely understand it would be heartbreaking to lose it. 2013 was our terrible year! Enjoy reading your blog, keep it up! Hoping this year will be crafty one for me, learnt to knit last year so continuing that and making a scarf with cable knit in it…oooooh!!


    • Hi Sarah, Good to hear from you 🙂 and glad you like my blog. Thank you. Sorry to hear 2013 was tough for you, hope things have been a little more plain sailing since. Well done you…I find knitting so hard but Alex is a pro, he can cable and everything! It is so lovely to be able to make things yourself and noone else will have one like it 🙂 Hope the cable knitting is a success, please post a pic when you have completed something, always love to see what others have made, find it really inspiring. Take care. Cx


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