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Day 303: Inspired by the Space in the New Study

The builders weren’t going to be round until the afternoon so my daughter was able to enjoy a bit of a lie in and do her homework in her room. I had a busy day at work but made myself … Continue reading

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Day 302: My Decision About the Radiator, and Loads of Other Jobs Done

The builders were here for over ten hours today. They had a productive day doing various jobs, but then at the end of the day there was air trapped in the central heating system and they had to check all … Continue reading

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Day 301: Electrics and Other Prep Work Done

Our plumber is coordinating our en-suite project so well. He brought the electrician round early this morning to position and fit the rest of the spotlights and the extractor fan. They started chatting about the electrics going to the shower, … Continue reading

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Day 300: Shifting the Clutter and Creating Space… 66 Days to Go

I feel that we’ve turned a corner today – clutter is still lurking around in the wrong rooms but I feel that things are slowly shifting into place. I’ve never seen my daughter so happy since she’s been in her … Continue reading

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Day 299: Sweet Sixteen Birthday Celebrations, and a Quick Tidy Up in the Garage

My eldest turned 16 today and she woke up happy in her new bedroom. She loved her ‘1’ and a ‘6’ balloon and all of her presents. After that, the the girls and my husband put the final piece of … Continue reading

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Day 298: Clearing, Cleaning, and Building Furniture in the Spare Room

This will be the last day that I’ll be calling it the spare room because tonight my eldest daughter will be sleeping in there. She gets an extra hour in bed because the clocks go back tonight and she’ll wake … Continue reading

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Day 297: Tiles Ordered, Painting Finished and Even More Clutter Sold

The tiles for our en-suite are out of stock and not available at the warehouse until next Wednesday. This means that the plumber might prioritise a couple of other jobs that we need doing and delay the tiler. We had … Continue reading

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Day 296: Tiles Chosen, Ensuite Taking Shape, and an Evening at Nando’s

My eldest and I went out around 7.30 this morning (before I’d even had breakfast!) to three tile shops and came back with six more sample tiles. We knew that at least one of them would be ok. When we … Continue reading

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Day 295: Shopping for Tiles, Decision Made on Bathroom Suite, and I Sold Some More Clutter

I’m selling about one item a week on average at the moment through Facebook Marketplace. Books and games tend to go quite quickly particularly if they are new. A lady messaged me about the brand new little pack of Charlie … Continue reading

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Day 294: Utility Room Floor Cleared, and Work Continues on En-suite

The day has whizzed by today. The plumbers were here again working on knocking out more of the cupboard and creating a structure for the shower wall. They found a lot of damp and said that the shower wasn’t built … Continue reading

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