The Cottage – We’ve moved in!

We’re in! πŸ™‚ It took us a year and half, numerous ‘discussions’, most of our moola and probably our sanity. But it was worth it! We’re by no means finished. I know everyone says “you’ll never be finished”. But we’re … Continue reading

The Cottage – Nearing The End

When I started writing this blog post a couple of weeks ago, I was talking about the slow progress since the last update. But… in the two or so weeks that it’s been living in the ‘drafts’ folder a sh*t … Continue reading

The Cottage – What A Difference A Year Makes

What a difference a year makes,8760 little hours. I can’t believe we’ve been working on the cottage a year today! A lot has happened since. A lot has happened even since the last update. Bare with me, this could be … Continue reading

The Cottage – It’ll Be All White On The Night!

Oh how I love a cheesy pun! Especially when I’m feeling this smug πŸ˜‰ The walls have been plastered and primed. The walls beforehand were pretty rough to say the least. AfterΒ the plasterers worked their magic, we had to leave … Continue reading

The Cottage Renovation – We Have Progress!

It’s been a while since I’ve updated you about the cottage. Purely because everything has been at a standstill! But this week it feels like lotsΒ is happening πŸ™‚


Image: Restlessmess

I was with a client on Monday and when I came back the roofers were putting up the wall plates. To say I was excited would be an understatment! So when I arrived home on Tuesday to see some roof structure I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face πŸ™‚


I know it’s only small steps but once the roof is on we can start installing the windows and doors. Then we can get to work on the interior, with plaster boards, electrics and plumbing. Then onto the good stuff πŸ˜‰

It’s safe to say I don’t have a head for heights. I feel nauseous descending a stairs! So I was pretty proud of myself for climbing the scaffolding to get these snaps. The dismount was slightly less graceful πŸ˜•

We may have been waiting a while for the work to start but I think that’s some serious progress in two days!

Hopefully I’ll be updating you with more progress really soon πŸ™‚

x CΓ­ara x

The Cottage Renovation – Hitting The Floor

This week I’ve been doing very little. Thankfully not everyone has been the same as me πŸ˜‰ The old, damp concrete floors have been removed. Luckily we were able to keep one of them. The floor, in what will now … Continue reading

The Cottage Renovation – Getting The Keys

For anyone that knows me personally, they know the old cottage has been a long time coming. We’ve been shacked up in a mobile home for the last two years, waiting and waiting… and waiting to start the renovation. But … Continue reading