Upon family recommendation, we went with Brandon Tool hire and honestly they could not be anymore helpful if they tried! We went with a week hire but focussing mainly on the weekend to get the bulk of the job done. We snapped up a floor sander and edge sander at […]
Our latest book club read sucked me to an era I never will experience and yet so vividly outlined it, I felt I had lived through it. Written by Taylor Jenkins, I honestly enjoyed this book end to end and it will more than likely remain on my top favourites. […]
When we chose this house we loved its history. It was built around 1917, so at over 100 years old we were drawn to the unknown secrets which could lie in the walls, attic and under the floor. And the floor is exactly where we started…. I prayed since the […]
When I was young, I had a best friend and we agreed we would live together, our house would be super cute, and we would share a Volkswagen Beetle just like Barbie had. I could imagine every inch of that house, brick by brick. As we grew older that daydream […]
So you liked my tile paint post – oh if you haven’t read it here you go (The rivetting journey of painting tiles) and here we are in a totally white room. I guess I wanted clean but it looks a little like but it looks a little like something […]
The first pitstop for our house decoration tour is the upstairs bathroom. Well bathroom minus a toilet as you can see. Ours is across the hall – old style I know. Anyway, it’s a tough thing when you view a house and fall in love with the space but not […]
Everyone is unique, different and quirky in their own way. It is a bizarre biological need to choose a person through no real reasoning and say “yep, you’re my chosen one, I choose you to spend my life with.” For me though it never quite came to light like that. […]
In times like these, we put immense pressure on ourselves to maximise this time when in fact self-love is all we need. The stress of not elevating yourself can be consuming and so here is my lighthearted approach to how we view ourselves: It’s ok to get all glammed up […]
The beautiful sunshine that greeted me when I woke up Coffee for giving me energy My health that is still strong My family’s health and safety, it is hard not seeing them but it is worth it The food in my cupboards and that which is still available on our […]
I have spent the last few years segmenting work from life that it is a chore and making the most of my life. Now a crazy opportunity has occurred and I can make the most of it yet I can’t see any answers. This is the ultimate freedom even if […]
‘To travel is to live.’
Could that be any more true? Each day I yearn for another adventure, after all the world is a pretty big place & I intend to see as much of it as I can.
When you realise life is short your experiences become richer, take pleasure in the little things. Not the luxuries but the necessities of what makes a place, a culture and a person. The adventure is in the journey & life is one big rollercoaster of an adventure.
‘Travel can be a lifestyle.’
A dream or a nightmare. The initial knot of fearing the unknown was unwound by the exhilaration of life on the road. The realisation of what matters most didn’t include the bricked walls that surround me. If anything they can feel like a prison.
The social conformities & pressures of what is deemed to be the ‘norm’ challenged each day when you live the van life. It’s not always glamorous but the experiences cannot be put into words.
‘Life is too important to be taken seriously.’
It’ll pass you by with a blink of an eye and before you know it your glory days are over. I treasure every single moment and believe you should live each like it is your last.
That doesn’t mean you have to be a fake. Life is a rollercoaster of emotions and being open and honest about it means you’re basically not a robot or an insta whore.
‘Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.’
It doesn’t need to be designer or the latest trend item. Fashion is the clothes and style is how you wear it. Long gone are my days of buying a new outfit for every event.
I can remember all my favourite moments by what I wore. To me clothes hold the key to unlocking those memories.
‘Home is where the heart is.’
Built brick by brick and cemented together. The four walls you call your own where you hide from the world. Your own haven.
Following the journey of a first time buyer and this story isn’t a fairytale. Twists and turns with nothing ever running smoothly with minimal budget and a crumbling 100 year old house.
Still, it is all ours and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
Want to see where we have been? Well you lucky buggers you, I have put together this helpful little map so you can see each stop off we’ve made. I am hoping to do reviews and experience blogs for pretty much all the stops we make (please don’t hold me to that one) and so get exploring the site and enjoy reading all about our adventures, you wont regret it.