Time flies - especially when you need to get stuff done!

Spring is here! Which is fantastic, we had a couple of lovely sunny days, I have seen lambs frolicking about in  the fields at Woodhouse Farm Park on my way to work, the daffodils are blooming, the garden has been dug over once and I have tomato seedlings emerging in the propagator.

Developments in the house seem to have come to a bit of a standstill. The plasterers finished a week or so ago but the builder that is supposed to be doing everything else has been scarce since the weather got better and outside jobs have materialised elsewhere. I have to say I am really starting to stress out about it all. Time is going so fast and NOTHING is done. I was hoping to have the bathroom finished by now as it is getting harder and harder to get into and out of the bath - I NEED that shower... If he doesn't show tomorrow I am going to ask the people supplying the bathroom to fit it.

No work has happened in the kitchen either. The loss assessor has been out to look at it, and I am waiting on a couple of quotes. I think I am going to go ahead and replace the whole kitchen, even though though the insurance will only cover the floor and few of the units... I can't really have half a kitchen can I? Hopefully the funds with stretch to cover it.

On a positive note I am liking how it looks. I can now move into the new space through the new doorway from the kitchen and it does make the house seem a lot bigger. I think it will be great when it's done.

When it's done!

Here's a peek through the hole.
View from kitchen into extension

View from extension into kitchen
In attempt to gain some feeling of control and get things done, today I have purchased the shelving for the new study and installed George in the garden. I am liking George a lot.


As for Mr Bump, he seems to be doing fine. He's dancing away in there, and has started to let me know, with a swift kick or punch, when I get myself into a position he doesn't like.  My friend Amanda gave birth to a little boy 10 days ago and I went to meet him for the first time on Thursday - he's soooooooo cute. It was, nevertheless, a bit alarming to hold him next to bump and realise that something that big (and he's not even a big baby!) could possibly fit in there! It was fun too though,  as when I was cuddling him Mr Bump was giving him a gentle kick through my belly. It's kind of like they had their first play together already. Today I met up with another pregnant friend and Mr Bump got to say "Ahoy" to a little Czech bubba (who is called Emma!) too.

I am 25 weeks now, which means I will be officially 'at term' in 12 weeks time. Its amazing how quickly time has gone, and though I can't wait to meet him I really do hope the house is finished first!

Hello, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Emma and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur, writer, teacher, coach and mentor. I am passionate about eating real food, learning, travel and health. I get to spend my days with my amazing son who has chosen to learn from the world rather than at school. We write to share the life we love and to help others create a life they love too.


  1. Emma it sounds like you are really well organized and looking forward to being a mum to a beautiful baby boy...well done you!

  2. Well - I am trying to be well organised. You know me well enough to realise just much how I dislike not being organised too. Drives me mad! And with regard to most of what is happening here it is beyond my control, but I am trying to have faith.

    And yes I am really looking forward to meeting my son. How's your baby granddaughter doing? And Renee? Hope you you are loving the new role.