As life resumes I have found comfort and solace in my alone time of morning and evening commutes. It’s one extreme to another, the ebbing silence of an empty house, peppered only by murmuring background TV and a cat purring, to a bustling office in Manchester. It’s a sensory overload […]
If I could turn the volume up on the heavy droplets of rain pouring outside I would.
You know it yourself when you have a vision of how your home will look down to the details. Sourcing those finishing touches more often than not bring the most joy. Digging out the little trinkets and objects that reflect who you are and radiating that out to those who […]
As the lockdown seems to sort of stretch further ahead and when those like me who feel uncomfortable shoulder to shoulder in a beer garden closes the door and continues her online interactions I question the importance of digital liability and ultimately how invested we are in plans when they […]
I read an article by Eli Grober recently that really summed up life in lockdown for me personally. Specifically, the hilarity of time which no longer exists and equally that which stretches far beyond its known constraints: A Minute A minute used to be sixty seconds long. We thought this […]
I am a perfectionist, I will admit that. Our floors had been sanded and the stain had arrived but I wanted to make sure it was absolute perfection before we put a drop down. That work could be for nothing if the right prep wasn’t don, believe me. I brushed […]
So our floors were looking as good as we had hoped for. A little rough sound the edges but as we’d done it ourselves it was fully expected. The tar situation if you remember from my last post (here) meant that our edges had dark patches, thankfully it was always […]
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 […]
‘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.