A Chatty Catch-Up | June 2021

I’ve been pretty quiet on social media over the past month or so because house renovations have pretty much taken over our lives. The house is currently in chaos which makes my brain feel like chaos. Does anyone else ever feel like that? In amongst the chaos, there have been some good moments, so I thought I’d sit down to write a quick catch-up post πŸ™‚

Anyway, here’s what I got up to in June:

What I loved:

I finally got J to cut my hair again for me! I decided not to colour my hair until he’d done or I’d have wasted loads of product! It looks so much better now and he did a pretty good job of cutting it πŸ™‚

My new pink Adidas trainers! I’ve been wanting a pair of Adidas Gazelles for years but couldn’t justify spending over Β£75 on a pair. Then I saw Adidas were having a sale, plus an extra 20% off, so I browsed the site and saw these ones! They’re pretty similar to Gazelles without the wording down the side and I got them for Β£25! They’re so comfy, I love them πŸ™‚

I entered The Whimsy Witch Co’s giveaway on Instagram to win a bundle of her mini pins and I won!! I think my favourites are the cat plate and the poison apple, what about you?

Since working from home, I’ve been using our dining room table to work on. It was okay, but it was a bit high so it wasn’t terribly comfortable for long periods. J was looking for a new desk online for me and spotted the same desk he has on eBay! He bid on it and we won it. The only issue was that it was pick-up only. From Lymington. Which is about a 4 hour round trip from Brighton. Luckily we were both able to take the afternoon off, so off we went! We not only got my desk (which I love – it’s the Fredde from Ikea), but we also drove through the New Forest and got to stop and see some New Forest ponies πŸ™‚

Home and garden:

After living here for 7 years, I finally got so tired of the kitchen walls looking a state, I booked a plasterer to come and plaster the walls and ceiling in July!! Of course it wasn’t just as simple as taking a few cupboards off the walls, it’s been a massive task to get the kitchen ready!

We were going to put plasterboard over this wall to hide the pipes, but decided to move the pipes instead, in case we ever needed to get to them! As we decided not to plasterboard it, we removed the wooden battens.

We then took the plasterboard off the other side and realised that the inside wall had been built directly against the outside wall with no cavity or insulation.

J had to knock out a massive channel to rebuild a wall with a cavity and then had to move the hole for Mr Bear’s cat flap!

We then had to do the same thing on the wall where the pipes had been!

I spent a long Saturday afternoon knocking out all the old plaster from the window surround so we can tile it at some point.

The final job was to remove all the top cupboards, the larder and the air vent over the hob! I can’t wait for it to all be over so there aren’t boxes of plates and food everywhere!! We’re going to paint the walls white (bye bye dirty yellow!!!!) and then paint the cupboards white to brighten up the space even more πŸ™‚

How was your June, did you do anything lovely? Let me know in the comments below πŸ™‚ xx

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18 Comments

  1. You definitely had a busy month! Your hair! Your shoes! Your pins! All so colourful, I love it! My June was very work-oriented and very busy by the end of it. I felt like I could sleep for a week! x

    1. It felt never-ending to be honest! Thank you, glad you like them πŸ™‚ I hope you manage to get some down time πŸ™‚ x

  2. Your hair is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colour. And those trainers, ugh they are so nice!! Well done on your win! The pins are lovely. Looking forward to seeing more of the renovations, it always feel so satisfying once it’s all done.

    1. I absolutely love my trainers but I don’t want to wear them because I’m so clumsy and always scuff new shoes whenever I wear them out for the first time lol!!!

  3. Wow, you did have a busy month! I love your hair, it looks so vibrant. And congrats on winning a new desk and some pins – my favourite is the little dragon, my daughter would love him πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Lisa πŸ™‚ I love the colour but it fades so fast!! The little dragon is actually a Thestral from Harry Potter πŸ™‚ x

  4. Such a busy month for you! I bet you will be happy when the kitchen is complete! I look forward to seeing the update!
    Lucky you winning the pins – you obviously didn’t have enough already! πŸ˜„

    1. It was very busy and I will be extremely happy when the kitchen is done πŸ™‚ Ha, yes, I don’t have very many pins in my collection!

  5. Love catch up posts! I really love your hair, I mean that colour is to die for! Can’t wait to see how the renovations will work out at the end and absolutely in awe by the views from your garden x

    1. Thank you, it’s faded so much since the photo was taken though so I think I might try a different colour!! Thank you, I can’t wait to see either πŸ™‚ x

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