Sunday, 5 December 2010

House of bruises

001: I am shattered. Firstly, it was my work Christmas do on Friday and, as a result, I have but one piece of advice for you. Don't wear 5 inch heels when it's snowing. Or start drinking at 3.30pm. In my defence, the office got evacuated at 3pm because of an electrical fault. It would have been rude not to take advantage of that by getting our drink on in the pub. I have a cut leg, two grazed and bruised knees and a ridiculously painful and bruised left hand. I am too old for such drinking related injuries.

002: The other reason for my state of extreme exhaustion is, of course, the house. I've been spending every spare minute painting and it's starting to come together nicely. In other news, I did a fairly vigorous booty dance to 'Poison' earlier and then realised that, not only were the curtains open, I was also standing on a ladder in full view of the street. Hello, new neighbours!

003: Speaking of my house, a few people have asked to see pictures of the palace so there are a few little sneak peeks above. Interesting features to note: the kitchen painted in orange gloss paint (yum), the pantry (!), the 'intense truffle' walls that I'm trying desperately to get rid of, the air raid shelter in the backyard (love) and the generally shabby nature of it. It was built in 1902 and I swear that hardly anything has been done to it since! Still, it's all mine and I'm completely in love with it.

004: The gorgeous Sarah sent me some jewellery from her new Etsy shop. I'll be posting about the pieces she sent me later in the week but, if you want to get a head start, head over to her shop now and enter 'CLEARYOURHEART' for a 10% discount (valid until 15th December). She's got some gorgeous necklaces and earrings that would be perfect for Christmas presents so go and spend your pennies!

005: I solemnly swear to post some sort of outfit post this week. Hopefully. Seeing as I currently spend my time either in work clothes or in paint covered leggings and jumpers though, maybe not.


pinkjellybaby said...

I am SO fucking excited to see it xxx

Amber Rose said...

You had me at "5 inch heels in the snow." I can't even wear heels on solid ground.

I like you.

Nicola said...

I think I like the landing. We have a stupid long corridor and it's a 'neither here nor there' type of space, you can really do something with a proper landing.

Sophie said...

It must be so exciting to finally own your own house. You can decorate how you want and have the final say on everything!


monkey typist said...

i love it. i miss my flat, mentalist neighbours aside

Amy said...

SO jealous of your house! It looks utterly amazing. The landing looks so pretty – I'll bet you'll be able to get some gorgeous photos in that light.

I'm really happy that things appear to be going your way right now :-)

TheBCH said...

I'm going to come across as weird now but I don't care, I'm slightly jealous that you have a larder/store cupboard. How quaint!


I am so insanely jealous you get a whole house to go interior-wild in. Cannot WAIT to see photos!

Jen said...

How exciting! I cannot WAIT to see the finished thing... can you hurry please? ;) xx

Helen said...

PJB - You came. You saw. You conquered. COME BACK SOON xx

Amber - Haha, I am a heel fiend!

Nicola - I love my landing! Am going to have a big plant and loads of nice art on the walls.

Sophie - It's incredibly exciting! I keep having to pinch myself as it still doesn't feel real!

Monkey Typist - My neighbours seem quite sane and quiet, touch wood!

Amy - Thankyou so much! Yeah things are pretty fabulous at the moment. Just hope it carries on!

The BCH - Not weird at all! I adore my pantry!

Walk the Sand - Photos will be forthcoming, I promise. It's just going to take a while as it's quite a big house just for little old me! I'm so excited about it!

Jen - I'm trying, I swear :p x