New Chapter

The past week has been particularly busy, I had hoped to post on Sunday but to be perfectly honest, laying on the sofa and doing nothing was too hard to take myself away from!

The new chapter refers to saying goodbye to my family home. It’s times like this when I really appreciate how much of a grounded and stable upbringing I had and I really hope I can give my family when I have one of my own.

In my previous post I mentioned that my husband and I were renovating our period home, amazing experience, but very tiring. We finally made some progress and I no longer have a stair case in my dining room or machines in the house… they have moved to the rightful place in the workshop! This gives me great hope that the stairs may actually be finished and fitted soon 🙂 I live in hope! I will update with a photo of the before and after once it’s in and decorated.

I have been thinking a lot about career at the moment, what to do for the best considering family and finances. Like many of you out there, I am quite a career women, and also can not wait to have a family of my own. It’s so hard to know when it’s the right time, and as many say, particularly parents, there never is a right time. We’ve delayed it and delayed it and now we have the house, the jobs, getting back on our feet financially, but something inside me keeps wondering if it’s still the right time… maybe it’s just cold feet. We need to dive right in! I am a bit of a control freak, so I think I worry that by taking time off work to start a family will make me too worried about finances, I need to just LET IT GO! My husband is a fantastic support and has never let me down!

Speaking of husbands, I am looking forward to a husband free weekend in the house to myself… the sad thing is I will probably spend it cleaning and organising things. I need to make the most of a quiet home… maybe have my very own little dance party inspired by the one and only Greys Anatomy! Any other Grey’s lovers out there?!  🙂 That show is amazing! The day that stops filming will be a sad day! Slightly obsessed, and Scandal of course!

Sometimes I really wish I could relive my 20 something years where I was young and care free…. with the important people I have in my life now. Growing up and having responsibility isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be!

On a positive note, 2018 summer holiday is BOOKED!! I seriously hope that the house is completed by then so we can really let loose!

Have a great week people!

Mrs S



New to the world of blogging

I am new to the world of blogging, as the title suggests! I love writing, I over think EVERYTHING and probably think way too much, I find comfort in thinking about every possible outcome or option. It’s tiring to say the least, but it’s a habit I just can’t kick!

I hear so much about blogging and vlogging (a term I learnt from my step-son) I thought I would give it a go as an outlet to my thoughts, I figured that there must be someone out there on the same wave length as me or who at least would appreciate my blogs!

So as I get to grips with this blogging thing, I will slowly improve and expand on what I post including adding media, links to things I find useful and that are relevant to what I am posting about.

I am no expert in anything and certainly don’t claim to be, I just like to share my thoughts in the hope that if it helps just one person, then it was a thought well shared.

A little bit about me, I am a big planner, I have to have a plan for everything, even a back up plan for if and when plan A goes wrong! I have been this way as long as I can remember, I had my life planned out from when I would get married to how many kids I would have. Needless to say…. nothing goes to plan!

I am certainly on the right track, just a few years behind schedule 🙂 I have learnt not to get myself so worked up about things not going to plan, which has been a big learning curve for me, but absolutely worth it. I am happy, with a good job a great husband and loving and supportive family. I really couldn’t ask for anything more, I do believe we all have our own stories to tell in life and we are responsible for the chapters within that story. I try and take the positives away from every situation good or bad, I believe you can learn from them….. even if it takes a while to be able to reflect and find that learning.

Currently I am renovating a period property to make it our perfect family home, whilst at this stage in my life I had planned to have 2 children, I am so excited to be building the perfect home for us to then grow our family in. I have seen so many people renovate properties whilst having small families and hearing their stresses just makes me think it will be worth the wait for children to get this place done first.

Throughout my blogs I may link to things on the internet, where I do I will make sure to reference, I do find so many useful articles about everything from home renovations to babies and pregnancy! Pinterest is my favourite at the moment, I could browse for hours.

This is probably quite a short first blog, I am not actually sure how long they should be or if it even matters…. I guess this is my journey to share and I hope to put an update each week.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Mrs S xx