Calmer waters – part 1

Here is a life update from my previous blogs The *hit has hit the fan! and
Up *hit Creek! 2017 .

I’ve now been in my new home for 5 weeks and I have settled in. It is homely and comfortable.

After a week I moved bedrooms, the back room I’d originally chosen has some gross features: naff built in wardrobes, ugly wall lights and the view of next doors “garden”……well

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Back Bedroom view 🙁

Help moving the bed came in the form of second daughter and her bf when they all came round for a housewarming meal celebration, I raised a glass of red and thus broke my Dry January too, it was February 4th!

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Bedroom after the move!

The front bedroom is calmer despite being on a busyish road and having a street light nearby. Oh and the view is much more pleasing!

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Front bedroom view 🙂

.I purchased a cute dressing table locally which is perfect and was I so pleased I didn’t have to do an IKEA construction job! as I’d initially planned.

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Locally sourced Dressing Table & chair.

I am really pleased with the Bathroom shelving arrangement, even tho’ I did have to construct it. I think it looks cool.

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Bathroom shelves

My sitting room and dining room are made comfortable by the fabulous rugs – old, colourful – from eBay (with help), here’s a snippet of them.


I recently lost my eBay virginity with the purchase of this stool for a tenner (£60 new) it fits the space I had at the kitchen work surface perfectly, the colour is great too, matching my curtains and tablecloth, and it has little noticeable wear and tear.

stoolPicture taken from eBay – I don’t have a wall/carpet that colour.

I have a small south facing low maintenance garden with a greenhouse, I will be turning my hand to tomatoes and the like this year when I’m not enjoying the rays with a good book…….dream on 😊

I’m getting to know my new village and have found several excellent footpaths for dog walking, Rufus and I are doing lots of exploring and he is very happy.

On the work front I’ve been reconnecting with some previous massage clients and this has brought quite a few of them back through my door. My hosts/landlady (Bliss & Beauty) at my practice asked if I’d like to go onto their online booking system and this too has begun to generate some business. * Update Oct 2017  I’ve now taken my massage business mobile.

Building my blog and knowledge around blogging is developing I have found so many resources around this (future blog to share). Not surprisingly you can pass many hours in this way. I have tried to contain this and actually put some of this learning into practice; Developing a social media plan, Tweeting more , reading and commenting on other blogs, generally online networking and building a community.

Finally I have seen loads more of my lovely girls and my Dad, and I have even seen both my sisters this week. I’ve been to the rugby and the cinema with my friend and I had a walking weekend away (Offa’s Dyke Path – Part 1)

So life happens, how you shape it is your choice. Take action!

Read part 2 here.


Thanks for reading.

Jen x


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12 thoughts on “Calmer waters – part 1

  1. I love this! And nice photos too (new phone?!). You’re the best and it’s so nice having you back so close. Love you xx

    • Thanks so much.

      Yes new phone and tried using VSCO to edit them.

      Love you to the moon…………..and back xx

  2. Jen so pleased you are keeping focussed and enjoying you family being closer to them must be good x

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