Gosh, it seems ages since I wrote a blog post. I knew moving house would mean a busy time for me, but I didn’t expect it to be quite so all-consuming.
It was going so well…until the flood.
Raw sewage flowing down one’s staircase is not conducive to settling in quickly, especially when the carpets, laid just 72 hours earlier, needed removing, the whole of the floor below needing repainting and the lights and smoke detector needed replacing.
The builders have taken full responsibilty but that doesn’t negate the ensuing logistical nightmare. As always, my friends Sally and John came to the rescue immediately- angels brandishing mops, buckets and rods for the manholes. And my parents, (despite having so many other things to attend to), have been here, by my side, literally and figuratively, and have installed shelves, painted cupboards, put up blinds and have shown once again how lucky I am to be part of a close, supportive, loving family.
Oh, and the broadband STILL hasn’t been installed…hence my sporadic posting and my bored children.
But life outside of this new home bubble goes on thankfully, and the last two Saturdays have seen the other Sally and I spending the day up in the picturesque Dales village of Grassington for their annual Christmas Dickensian Markets.
Yesterday morning was one of those perfectly frosty ones. Sally and I wandered through Grassington, having set up our scarf stall, before the coachloads of visitors arrived.
My Christmas jumper got its first outing..
The sixties style grey faux fur was my only non-food purchase from the Harrogate Country Living Christmas Fair I went to last week with the girls. I’ve been looking for something like this for some time and for me, grey is the perfect choice to wear with both navy and shades of grey through to black. It’s soft and tactile and I treat the inevitable and frequent stroking by others as a bonus.
I’s amazing what one can learn about lighting a fire…
Love love love dragonflies..
And although we won’t be retiring to The Bahamas any time soon, we did sell out of several designs and spent the day laughing, which in itself is priceless.
Love Liz x
Current Season (December 2014)
Snowflake Jumper, Next £26
*Phoenix High Waisted Skinny Jeans, Fever London £49.99
Boots: Kendra Accent, Clarks