The other day when Matthew was working from home he suddenly decided it was time for a change. Of the living room. I protested but let him move around the furniture as a test – and now I’m not sure what I like better!
I was working from home yesterday, so thought I’d take a few photos of our Christmas tree (yes, we already have one) and a few pieces we’ve bought with the baby in mind whilst it’s still light – when I get home from work at 5.30-6pm it’s hopelessly dark for any photos. I must say, however, that I like the dark evenings. They are perfect for burning candles, watching Masterfchef and being highly pregnant!
I’m starting to get into the Christmas mood and have been asking Matthew when we can get a Christmas tree for weeks now – so we went and got a fake tree yesterday, yay. Haven’t dressed it yet though. This morning we got up early to go to Ikea (you can imagine how happy Matthew was about it) to get a new, big chest of drawers that can double as a changing table and a comfy arm chair for all those baby feeding sessions. And glögg of course, 3 bottles of it! Can’t wait to have some later tonight with almonds and raisins as it’s traditionally served 🙂 Also got some hyacinths for that distinctive Christmassy smell – not sure if I need to plant them though as they were just bulbs…Anyone?
I really want to make sure there are some Finnish vibes in our home, which is the reason I came back with two bags instead of one when I was last visiting…I went through the cupboards in my old flat where my brother and his fiancee are now living, and found some long lost Finnish design friends that I just had to take back with me. Keep reading to see what the new additions in our home are!
The past few weeks have been all about settling into our new flat (sneak peek above), which could’ve been easier hadn’t Matthew injured his foot halfway through…Luckily his mum and dad have been a huge help! This move has been different as the flat was unfurnished, so we’ve basically had to get pretty much everything you need in a flat, from a vacuum cleaner and a freezer to a bed and a sofa.
I’ve become slightly hooked on all these TV programs where people build their own houses, redecorate their houses, try to find houses to buy, renovate their houses and so on – you get the idea. There’s so many of these programs here in the UK! I’ve even started playing with the thought of one day building my own home (who would’ve thought?) , just so I can make it look exactly like I want. A girl can always dream 🙂
It had to be my time to turn 30 at some point, and now it’s finally happened. But who cares?! I feel like 20 and still get asked for ID almost every time I buy alcohol (believe it or not) so maybe turning 30 isn’t that bad after all! And I do feel a lot more comfortable in my own skin than I did when I was 20, so wouldn’t go back even if I could. I actually mean it!