A pause for Easter

So the last bits of skirting board may not have found their way onto the walls yet, and if you look closely there are plenty of places where the paint needs touching up, but the arrival of Easter meant that work on the ground floor could pause while we enjoyed living and socialising in the space.

That is, after all, what it’s all been about. It’s been about creating a space that works for us as a busy family. An organic space that we can mould to different occasions. But most of all, a space for us to enjoy each other’s company.

Just one more spoonful mummy?

Eggstreme concentration

Testing the new extending table

A perfect family dinner

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16 Comments

  1. April 11, 2012 / 2:06 pm

    Oh I love the look on their faces cooking. Your table is very impressive indeed, I am glad you got to use your new space for company so soon.

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      April 24, 2012 / 2:17 pm

      They were concentrating so hard. Although when it came to the mini eggs, Fonz just kept saying, “Just one more mummy?” and popping another in his mouth!

  2. April 11, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    That is EXACTLY what it’s all about 🙂

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      April 24, 2012 / 2:17 pm

      Makes all the hard work well worth it.

  3. April 11, 2012 / 2:38 pm

    Ah, now I strive for the perfect home, and get all stressed about bumps and crashes and dirty hands on the walls, and mess. But I keep reminding myself that home is just a place to enjoy the company of friends and family :)Looks like you had a good one

    • Heather
      Heather
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      April 24, 2012 / 2:18 pm

      I’ll clear up all the bumps and crashes when they leave for university!

  4. April 11, 2012 / 3:18 pm

    I love the table, just the kind I’d like for big gatherings, actually I’d just like a table as we’ve only got one outside!

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      April 24, 2012 / 2:18 pm

      That must get chilly in the winter…

  5. April 11, 2012 / 7:42 pm

    We live in a semi-renovated house. It’s hell sometimes, and often the kids splodge their filthy hands on my lovely new walls, but those little marks are what make it a family home, right?!! *holds head in hands*

    • Heather
      Heather
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      April 24, 2012 / 2:19 pm

      That wasn’t what I was thinking when, during Easter lunch, I realised one of the twins was drawing all over the white gloss table with black marker pen. I hyperventilated while everyone else washed it off!

  6. April 12, 2012 / 8:13 pm

    Easter is in my books about spending time with family too. And the more, the merrier, true!

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      April 24, 2012 / 2:20 pm

      I love hosting, but it’s nice when they leave too 😉

  7. April 14, 2012 / 7:42 pm

    Glad you got to enjoy your new space… I’m liking the look of that white carved screen thing, I hope it’s going to featured soon? And feeling the love for your yellow wallpaper too!

    • Heather
      Heather
      Author
      April 18, 2012 / 2:24 pm

      Ooh the screen (and yes, I promise I will update the stockist info for everything very soon!).. It was a pre-kids purchase from Lombok but I’ve just checked and they’re still selling it and there’s 35% off at the moment!

  8. April 18, 2012 / 8:22 am

    This is when you really appreciate all the hard work that’s gone into creating that space by enjoying it with your favourite people

    • Heather
      Heather
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      April 18, 2012 / 2:16 pm

      It was so fantastic to be able to enjoy living in the space for a bit without constantly thinking about the snagging!

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