Since buying our new house, I have been putting together a book of ideas for how I want to decorate the house, which pieces of furniture inspire me, what flowers and plants I would like to grow in my garden. I guess it is a mood board on a grand scale. Whilst looking for inspiration, I found a trend that I had been aware of over the past few years but it never interested me until now. I am not tech-savvy at all. Of course I know how to work a smartphone but if you bet money on me connecting cable to a television or a PlayStation to the internet, you would lose your money in a flash. I am clueless!
So I know I promised that I’d put more content up but... well, life! Life happened! Forgive me. I honestly try to blog more. I have about 30 draft posts which await finalising, including all my travels from Japan to my EU tour but kids have kind of taken over my time but let’s not dwell on what could be. I have an update on life. I’m back at work full time after 13 months away on maternity leave and whilst adjustment to being a corporate 8 - 5 woman has not taken long, I have, of course, started to realise that my lifestyle can no longer stay the same. We are retreating to a pretty little cottage on a pretty little lane in a pretty little village with other pretty little thatched cottages surrounding us with our huge meadow garden and summer house at the back.
I have held plenty of parties but over the past weekend, I held an accidental alfresco dinner party and I am feeling ever so grown up - a far cry from a birthday party that had to be shut down by the university security team because the party got too raucous and I had to face the Dean. If they could all see me now. Ha!
When I went on maternity, I decided to take on a new project other than my son. I decided to redecorate the entire flat. I live in a converted Victorian House with a big garden. I am lucky enough to live in a nice part of London Town. In fact, a Bloomberg report stated that the borough I live in has the highest rise in house prices from 2013. It is a family oriented area - a lot of young families in the middle class Crouch End area; there is plenty of entertainment in the Tottenham area; Finsbury Park is great for walking/jogging or just feeding ducks; Wood Green offers high street shopping from H&M, Nike and TK Maxx; Alexandra Palace hosts concerts and summer fetes in their extensive gardens; Muswell Hill has a lot of trendy cafes and restaurants and 2 miles away is the rather expensive Highgate area with its renowned Bishops Avenue (aka Billionares Road). Basically, I can see why this area is the most sought after location and I feel very fortunate.