Currently writing this with paint splattered in my hair while I get back to feeling anxious about visitors.
We must have started decorating again!
Seriously, if anyone ever tells you to paint that awkward (super-tall) bit of wall above your stairs, just get a man in. I know it’s defeatist and lazy but that’s where DIY painting gets really hard, even with a tall boyfriend tiptoeing on a too short ladder, I’ll tell you though, for our landing, one-coat paint has been our SAVIOUR! – even if a lot of it is my hair right now.
My family on both sides is pretty big, and, particularly on my Dad’s side, we’re a lot closer than most. I think having my Gran as such a strong matriarch really helps this. My cousins and I used to go on holidays together but as we’ve grown up this is an aspect that’s fallen by the wayside a bit. As a bonding exercise, I thought a girly weekend would be fun, and a nice way to show them my new home.
We had a nice afternoon of fruit picking at Millets Farm, defiantly sat in the less than sunny garden to enjoy Pimm’s and a tasty dinner of vegetarian chilli before putting on facemasks and watching 10 Things I Hate About You. We rounded up the evening with The Babadook (which in hindsight should really have been Bend It Like Beckham but there’s always next time).
It was so nice to host guests after such a long time and not have to think about decorating or cardboard, plus, have you seen my main guest bedroom? It’s the coolest.
I hope this is the first of many weekends we have like this, family is so, so important and I think it’s especially important to take advantage of those bonds if you’ve got them, there’s always time for a catch up. I’m already looking forward to seeing the girls again for my family housewarming at the end of next month, better get down to more painting, right?