Something very strange happened last night. After a fun filled night of unpacking my life from cardboard boxes everyone went home and left me there. I lived in a rented flat before buying this one so it was not like I have never lived away from home before but it was a bit peculiar. Suddenly I was left in this flat which I’ve spent every waking minute of my life working on for the past 20 days and it’s actually nearly done! The indecisive person has made a decision and I was currently stood in my biggest decision to date. After spending an evening sorting out all of the boring bits including Council Tax, Contents Insurance, TV Licence, Gas and Electric it appears I may actually cope!
Bobby made it into the flat without being wrestled into a pair of doggy boots which he seemed very happy about. Sadly Bobby won’t be able to come live with me as he would be at home on his own all day while I was at work and it really wouldn’t be fair. Luckily for me though he can come visit all the time now I don’t have a “no pet” rule! I have at least one seal of approval on the carpet though as he took to laying on the carpet rather than his blanket! Brunch however did move in last night and seems to have settled in very well by the TV. He was definitely not very happy on the drive over or the trip up the stairs though, hopefully he has recovered from that trauma now 🙂
I’m so glad I waited for the living room and bedroom to be more or less finished before I moved in. Hopefully in a week or so I will have unpacked everything and it really will start to feel like home. I dashed to Argos after work and got those reed lights to go in the corner of the room as it looked really strange with nothing there and I think they’ve fitted in beautifully!
I woke up this morning and found myself making my bed with extreme precision and ever so carefully lining my shampoo and conditioners up in the shower. Not too sure what has happened to me but I think I may have turned into my mother.
This lovely little creature had no trouble making himself feel at home though!
Hello! I have spent the past few days either getting a little bit tipsy at a work conference or recovering from the self induced tipsiness. As a result my lovely little flat has been a little bit neglected for the past two days. However today it definitely got an awful lot of love! Over the past two weeks I have been so happy with the flat as it is everything I have worked for over the past 8 years but I walked into it today after the carpet had been laid and it actually looks like a home now. I am completely unashamed to admit that I cried! I’m just going to let the pictures speak for themselves as I am completely besotted with my new home!
I am so happy with the choice of carpet, it is so soft and lovely to walk on and the colour really compliments the paint colours on the walls. The stairs are a plum stripe which I love. I never thought I’d have a stripey carpet but then my parents had stripey carpet put up their stairs and I actually really liked it so took inspiration! The carpet still needs a few more hoovers but the living room has come together so well. I came back from work today and got the surprise of a lovely TV stand in the living room! My parents went and got it while I was at work. Walking into the living room and just seeing it complete was lovely, they really have worked so hard for me today. We just need to now get a nice big mirror for above the dining table and a nest of tables and the living room is done!
So if you ever come to visit me it is shoes off to protect my lovely new carpet! I am wondering how far I can take this and have found myself looking at little booties and converse for dogs online. Check these out:
Dogs don’t wear shoes outside, so maybe the answer here is for him to wear shoes inside! He would hate me too much I think… Bobby you can be an exception to the shoe rule.
After the attempts of the previous post a very unlikely friendship has formed! When Bobby first met Brunch he was most unhappy and took every opportunity possible to attempt to eat him. Who was this tiny little rodent suddenly invading his home and stealing the love of his humans? I’ve never seen such a jealous dog!
When Bobby started spending all his time staring into Brunch’s cage I was convinced he was once again looking at a potential snack. However I was wrong and he’s actually fascinated by him and Brunch seems to be equally fascinated by Bobby. How a tiny little hamster can let a dog lick his ears without running away or being eaten I have no idea!
Now I’m rather dreading having to separate such a friendship when I move back home after Christmas! Regardless of when I move Brunch back home I think I will have to bring Brunch back to visit Bobby regularly.
Not much of a post but I thought this was just far too sweet to share. If two animals of two different species are able to get along and form such a friendship then why is it we as humans are unable to get along?
Thank you to everyone who has read my blog so far, I’m actually shocked at the amount of people who have actually subscribed to read my ramblings! After a positive start with constructive posts I unfortunately got struck down with some sort of mystery illness which results in regular fainting with minimal warning. Trust me to fail at the basic life skill of remaining conscious! However today has been perfectly faint free which is fabulous! I’ve still got the ingredients and equipment for my next 3 cake tutorials in the kitchen so fingers crossed my brain sorts itself out soon and I actually remain cold-free long enough to bake without infecting people!
Massive thank you to this lovely lady in the photo below and her family for dealing with my temporary lapse of life skills on our trip to the pub the other night. After two sips of a drink I managed to pass out and dump the entire Jack Daniels and coke into my Ugg Boot and down her leg! True friends forgive you for ruining their jeans though and scoop you up the best they can, I’m a very lucky creature 😍. Still have not decided what was more heartbreaking, the loss of a whole double Jack Daniels and Coke or the filling of a beautiful Ugg Boot with said JD and Coke. It’s a tough one. Thank you however to the door staff and management of The Surrey Arms for being the first bar/club not to treat me like a drunk when I’ve fainted. Also thank you for taking such great care of me after and ensuring I still had a brilliant Christmas Eve Eve!
Have spent most of the day trying to educate my dog on family etiquette as my hamster Brunch has joined us at my parents for Christmas. (Christmas is for everyone no matter how small!) Bobby the dog however was not too impressed by this and has spent the day squaring up to Brunch and eyeing him up as a post Christmas Dinner snack. After a few talks about how we don’t eat family the two have bonded and spent a lot of time nose to nose through the bars of the cage. I think Bobby’s Crimbo snack has now turned into a bit of a fascination.
I have been well and truely spoilt today and have gained a lot of furniture and useful things I needed for my new flat which is just so kind and thoughtful as these things really do add up financially. It’s also so nice to have something your loved ones bought you move in with you, especially as I am moving further away from them.
I honestly think Christmas gets even better as you get older. The feeling of getting something perfect for that person, wrapping it up and eagerly waiting for them to unwrap it on Christmas morning is the best part of Christmas!
Hope you all had a lovely day with your loved ones. Christmas is definitely not about what is under the tree, it is the people who are around the tree with you that make the day.