Life Lately: Cats and Conversions.

Gosh, it’s been almost a week since my last blog post. As I type, the builder is finishing off our garage-to-office conversion. When he’s finished, I’m going to tidy up and paint window sills and skirting boards in readiness for a new living room carpet which is coming tomorrow. This therefore, is a very short catch up about life lately.

A Garage-To-Office Conversion

The garage is attached to the house. I’ve kept the front of the garage for storage and had the back two-thirds converted into an office. We’ve knocked through from the living room into the new office. This impacted on all of us because it’s been dusty and draughty and much of the work took place during the Easter holiday. Ian did all the electrics and I painted the living room and office walls and ceilings, so it’s been a team effort. It’s going to make a huge difference to my working life and to Ian’s when he works remotely from here. The dining table served me well, but it was time to create a dedicated workspace and we’re delighted with it.  I might write a longer post about it in due course because I’ve enjoyed choosing new furniture to work alongside existing pieces. I always enjoy seeing other people’s conversions. Although the furniture needs putting into place, you can see the difference from the photo below. I can’t wait to finish it off!

what lizzy loves garage to office conversion

A Theatre Trip to See Cats

Last night, Poppy and I went to the theatre in Leeds to see Cats. It was perfect because I’ve spent so little time with her lately. She worked a lot over the Easter holidays and I had a few days away with Ian.  A lot of Harry’s football matches were postponed earlier this year because of the weather. Consequently, they’re having to catch up, so I’ve been here, there and everywhere with him the last week or so and will be for the next few weeks too.  It’s all good, but it does mean that poor Poppy gets left out. Anyway, we took the train to Leeds and had a pre-theatre dinner at her favourite place to eat, Wagamamas.

what lizzy loves magnivision reading glasses menu

What Lizzy Loves

what lizzy loves wagamama

Cats was brilliant. I saw it when I was about Poppy’s age so it was good to see it again.

what lizzy loves cats theatre

And, I know we all say it, but quality time with our loved ones is the most precious thing in the world.

what loizzy loves daughter cats theatre

 

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Winston by Magnivision
Winston by Magnivision
Camden Watch Company, No 27
Camden Watch Company, No 27
Personalised bracelet
Personalised bracelet
Revlon Perfect Coral
Revlon Perfect Coral
Volum’ express mascara, black
Volum’ express mascara, black
Rouge Dior 999,
Rouge Dior 999,
Boden Jordanna dress
Boden Jordanna dress
Winston by Magnivision
Winston by Magnivision
Camden Watch Company, No 27
Camden Watch Company, No 27
Personalised bracelet
Personalised bracelet
Revlon Perfect Coral
Revlon Perfect Coral
Volum’ express mascara, black
Volum’ express mascara, black
Rouge Dior 999,
Rouge Dior 999,
Boden Jordanna dress
Boden Jordanna dress
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12 Comments

  1. Rosemary
    April 18, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Lovely post Liz! Good to hear how your new office is progressing and looking forward to seeing it when it’s sll finished. Such beautiful pictures of you and Poppy, as well I couldn’t agree more about quality time with loved ones … I grasp every opportunity…. 😊 and treasure these times together and the memories,
    Isn’t it wonderful to see and feel the sun! ☀️☀️☀️

    • elizabeth
      April 18, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you Rosemary. Yes, we’re almost there with the office. I just need to paint the skirting boards and door frame and then it’ll be ready to position the furniture! And yes, precious, precious memories xxxx

  2. Carmen Jones
    April 18, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    What a lovely way to bond with each other. This will be a memory that lasts a lifetime for the two of you. Not to mention, how GORGEOUS you both look! (this brought back memories of when my Dad took me to Radio CIty Music Hall & the Rockettes in NYC to see Natalie Wood in “Inside Daisy Clover”.)

    • elizabeth
      April 18, 2018 / 8:39 pm

      Oh Carmen, thank you. What a lovely thing to say. Yes, it was a very special evening and one we’ll both remember. And it sounds like you have some very precious family memories yourself. Lots of love xxx

  3. April 19, 2018 / 11:37 am

    I adore the photo of you and Poppy together; it is so lovely to see how much she looks like her gorgeous Mama. The conversion looks fabulous, I can’t wait to see the final reveal! xx

    • elizabeth
      April 19, 2018 / 2:44 pm

      Oh Lisa, thank you so much. I take it as such a compliment! And yes, I can’t wait to get the office finished xxx

  4. MichelleTyler
    April 19, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    Nice dessert choice Poppy nom nom 😉
    Sorry Liz I’m a bit distracted by that choccy cake. I love these posts of your life updates, thanks gorgeous girl xxx

    • elizabeth
      April 23, 2018 / 1:45 pm

      Hee hee!! It was so yummy Michelle!!!! And thank you. I like writing these more personal posts from time to time xxx

  5. April 21, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Your office looks very promising! Love, Lieske

    • elizabeth
      April 23, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you Lieske! I can’t wait to put the finishing touches to it xxx

  6. Suzy Turner
    April 23, 2018 / 11:09 am

    It sounds like there’s lots going on in your life at the moment, Lizzy! And all wonderful things too, which I’m happy to hear <3
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • elizabeth
      April 23, 2018 / 1:41 pm

      There is Suzy. I think most of us are incredibly busy, but everything feels so very positive and exciting! xxx

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