It’s been a long time coming, but here’s the final part of our garden renovation project; the side garden! If you’re new to the blog or you simply missed the previous garden posts; here’s part one and two 🙂
I’ve changed my makeup for spring, I’ve started changing my wardrobe; hell, I’ve even started lightening my hair for those sunnier days; but I find to really change into that spring-to-summer mood, I also need to change my bedding to reflect the lighter, warmer days and those hot, sticky nights.
Word seems to have got out that Mr Bear is a little pro cat blogger. Would that make him a #catblogger?
Anyway, after his foray into the world of food sampling, he’s now testing out the latest technology from Surefeed; a motion sensor cat food bowl! It’s totally gone to his head and he’s demanding his own blog! I don’t think so buddy!
I’ve just got home, I’m tired and hungry but I’m also really excited! Why? Because I’ve just spent time with the lovely Ellisha (SM Manager) and Emma (Visual Merchandising Manager) from Re:So ‘the first fully student-operated retail initiative’. In essence, the store is not only run and marketed solely by the students at Solent University in Southampton, but they also make and design all the products that are showcased in store!
So why am I writing this post and not chilling on the sofa stuffing my face with salmon and lemony, buttery, garlicy sauce? Because they’re only in Brighton until Sunday and honestly guys, you’ve gotta check them out!
Back in February, I shared the first part of our garden renovation project (which you can read about here). This post is all about part two of the project; the back garden.
That’s the eternal question isn’t it? And actually I have no idea to be honest, is butter a carb? Who knows, who cares, because look how fetch my new print from Coconut Lane is! (Okay, I totally lied, I do care because no, it’s not actually a carb. And I should definitely stop trying to make fetch happen! ~ This will only make sense for any Mean Girl fans out there!)
I’m so excited to finally be able to share this with you all 🙂 Last year J and I took the plunge and invested a hell lot of our money into having our garden completely landscaped.
As you’ll see from the photos, it used to look more like an urban jungle/wilderness than a garden. A lot of people asked why we didn’t do it ourselves; until they saw pictures of what we’d have to contend with!
I moved in with J in April 2014 and, because I lived in a rented flat at the time, I was able to move my stuff out over the course of a few weeks. He bought the house back in 2009 and it needed a lot of work doing to it to make it habitable.
We have a large untamed garden extending all the way round our house. There’s rubble, weeds, brambles and often frogs, slowworms, foxes and badgers as well. The project, quite simply, is too large for J and I to undertake alone, especially considering J has CFS, so can’t really do much in one go. So we thought we’d hire a landscaper.
I always feel that art can really change a house into a home and give it a personal touch. That being said, I’ve never really been in a position to buy art before (I don’t think ripping out posters from magazines really counts to be honest!).