Friday, 28 September 2012

Back to the books.

Just a super duper quick hello. I hope you are all well, happy and feeling healthy.
I know I have been seriously lacking on the blog front of late.
We have all been very preoccupied in the Hodges household the past three weeks. Lots of pain in the bum situations but it seems we are nearing the end of them. YAY!

There has been lots going on. I won't bore you all with the details as I hate to focus on the rubbish things and want focus on one amazing thing that did happen this week.
I am officially a student. A BA honours English literature student.
After almost 15 years of dreaming of studying literature I have taken the plunge. All I have ever wanted to do is read and write. I was all set to study my A levels and go to university but then things happened and I lost my way a little. Now 10 years on, a husband, three babies and a mortgage later I have decided to follow my heart. And here I am. A student.
I am literally skipping hoops right now.
I have chosen to study through the open university as I can juggle my very busy life and family around study. The course looks fab and I am currently reading the play Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe in preparation.
I am little excited right now. Can you tell?
It is incredibly liberating to take a dream and turn it into a reality.
 Life is short and life is
 Don't sit around worrying putting things off.
Take heed and do something you want. Not because you must. Do something you desire.
It is pretty amazing.
Lauren x

Monday, 10 September 2012

Home is where the heart is.

It has been one week and one day since we moved into our beloved home. 

The home we have agonised over for two and a half years. Two and a half years of collecting furniture, salvaging items and attempting to completely renovate the whole house on a budget of £5000. And we have done it!

 It really has been a labour of love and from the minute we moved our last box of possessions into the house it was home. We are settled, happy. Absolutely loving the fresh air. The rural backdrop. The retro theme. We have been doing lots of walking, playing in the garden, picking blackberries. Eating lots of home cooked food and just enjoying every second of being a family. 

Home is where the heart is

I really want to get some professional shots of the house to share with you all but right now things are so hectic here that these phone ones will have to do. I hope you get a feel for the house. 

There is still lots to do. But they are all a work in progress. 

I still want a dog, a few chickens and a veggie patch.  I might have to wait a bit longer for these though ;) 

Thanks for popping by to have a peek at our new home. We hope you like!

Lauren x