Life lately, being brave and trusting your gut


Everything and nothing has been going on right now- our seemingly never ending house move has (fingers crossed) an end in sight! We’re hoping to exchange sometime in the coming week, so *should* be moving end of October/beginning of November. I was feeling so stressed about it a while ago, but for the last month or so I’ve been a lot more like “what will be will be”, and by that I mean that as long as we’re in by the beginning of December to put the Christmas tree up, I don’t give a fuck.  I definitely think 2016 will be looked upon as a funny old year though, and it’s been hard to focus on everything at once, as we’ve definitely been distracted by the impending move. 

Freddie started back at school in year 1 on Wednesday, and after some apprehension in the run up to going back “I’m never going to get to play AGAIN, Mummy”, he’s been absolutely fine. Going back was totally needed- the children have been angels and great company all holiday, but the week before returning F had been stomping around like a bear with a sore head. I think he missed his friends, and secretly enjoys a bit more structure. 

Sasha starts school on Tuesday, and then has two weeks of half and staggered days- great for her, bloody nightmare for working and juggling pick ups and drop offs! She’s SO ready for school though, and I know she’ll have a brilliant time. About a third of her new school year are from her preschool, the same as Freddie last year, so she’ll have lots of familiar faces on that first morning. And I’m off to Portugal on Friday for a few days (woohoo!) for one of my best friend’s wedding, so will be (naturally, anally) leaving a long list of kids club timings, parties and other logistics for when I’m away. Come Monday 26th September I’ll be breathing a sigh of relief as both children are in school full time, and I can concentrate on work and our house move!

Talking of concentrating on work and other stuff, I decided to stop my Etsy store temporarily, so I can focus more on a couple of other things I want to do. I have an idea for a book, and (house distractions depending) I’d like to spend the extra time I have now the children are both at school putting the idea into reality (gulp!), plus an old colleague got in touch the other day about a possible collaboration in a previous field I worked in, that could go alongside my current digital marketing job. So all exciting stuff…. Neither may come to anything, but I’m a big believer in following your gut and having a go. So many great things have happened to me over the past couple of years by doing just that, so I will continue to live by this! I loved my little vintage homeware shop, but since most of my customers started to be from overseas, I just didn’t have the time or energy anymore to keep going to the post office and shipping abroad. It’s something I can always go back to though, probably next year once I get into the swing of having two children at school, and managing my time better. 

Other than that we’re all good here, and looking forward to the months ahead and making our new house our home. I’ve been Pinteresting like a demon and I’m now SO itching to get started! 

What about you?



  1. Life at the Little Wood
    September 11, 2016 / 9:35 am

    Such exciting things ahead Becky! I remember that feeling of living in limbo so well. It’s hard to plan anything when you don’t know where you are! I’m so glad that things are moving along the right track for you now. And a book? I can’t think of a more perfect author! Xx

    • Becky
      September 11, 2016 / 8:46 pm

      Ah thanks lovely Em, so much to catch up with you about! x

  2. September 11, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    Really feel for you, this is NOTHING as stressful as house moves! Plus it’s the unsettled feeling, isn’t it? And wanting to crack on but you can’t till you’re moved. Coffee / wine soon? Xx

    • Becky
      September 11, 2016 / 8:47 pm

      Ooh yes please lovely! Once S is at school full time week commencing 26th September I am all yours! x

  3. September 11, 2016 / 2:54 pm

    Ooooh it sounds like you have so much going on and fingers in lots of pies. Cannot wait to hear about it all. It does feel like you’ve been moving house forever – I hope you’re in for Christmas! x

    • Becky
      September 11, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      Oh Donna, I bloody hope we are too, if I’m not putting my tree up first week of December I will cry! We should be in before then, then I can stop boring everyone with house move details and woeful tales of housing limbo! x

  4. September 12, 2016 / 10:13 am

    Lots going on your end lovely lady, hope that we’ll get to have a catch up soon. Are you staying local? Text me some dates gorgeous xxx

    • Becky
      September 13, 2016 / 3:53 pm

      Yes, only moving just up the road lovely! Yes, I am SO up for another catch up- fancy Herne Hill again? Once Sasha is doing full time hours at school I am all yours! x

  5. September 13, 2016 / 7:28 am

    Hope the house move finalises soon for you. I remember that feeling of every thing being on pause until we had an exchange date. Had similar grumbles from Arlo about going to back to school “I wish I could choose when I wanted to go to school”, but he’s happy to be back now.

    • Becky
      September 13, 2016 / 3:54 pm

      The waiting is awful isn’t it?! SO frustrating but I’m just going with the flow now rather than getting all stressed. Glad Arlo has settled back at school okay x

  6. September 20, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Oh isn’t the whole house move thing such a drag? I so hope you’re in there as soon as. I agree with you on the 2016 – a funny old year. Can’t wait for the beginning of 2017 so hopefully we can put it behind us. Hopefully you’ll be in your new house too! All your new ventures sound v. exciting 🙂

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