1. We found out that the plans we submitted to convert our bungalow into a two-storey house were approved. Building works might be happening as early as May this year subject to us being able to being able to remortgage... Eeek! I've written a little bit about our home in the past, here. After our holiday we'll be saving up and planning the details, and I'll be glued to Pinterest for inspiration. I already have some ideas of what I want it to be like, but they're not cheap!
2. Sarah, co-founder of Buddy & Bear, kindly sent me one of her personalised prints. I have a
3. I bought this amazing watermelon necklace from a talented lady called Lucie Ellen on Etsy. I have a mild obsession for watermelons, too. I actually own a watermelon clutch bag, but I bought it when I was in my mid-twenties rather than late so I think it's acceptable to still use it... Age is but a number an' all that... Maybe I'll buy that cloud bag afterall! I digress, again, Lucie offers free delivery and it was speedy - I ordered on Wednesday and it was here by Friday and, most importantly, in time for India.
4. When the folk over at Bambino Mio asked whether we'd be interested in giving their all-in-one cloth nappies a go, in the end, I just couldn't say no as they're something I've always wanted to try (I've been tempted to blog about my crunchy aspirations in the past). We discussed my reservations - mainly that I'd feel like a hypocrite for using a tumble dryer (our home is prone to damp so can't use the radiators) when the point of them is being kind to the environment, but Joreen at BM reminded me that I'd still be helping reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, even if I only used them part-time. I'll be blogging about how we got on with them once we've given them a good test-run upon our return from India. One of the challenges I've been set is to see how they cope overnight and night time leaks were another one of my reservations. I'm also intrigued to see how Joseph's skin reacts as he's a bit prone to nappy rash.
5. When I came across the cloud clutch bag I was actually hunting for a dress to wear to the wedding we're going to (last minute, I know, but buying a summery dress in winter is a nightmare so was leaving it as late as possible). I found the dress which isn't actually summery at all, and it's currently being taken up at the tailors as I am short and it's a maxi-dress. I plan to wear Joseph in our Solly Baby Wrap for the wedding which is yellow so I wanted something to co-ordinate with it so it's navy blue. I'm hoping neither of us will get too hot but I've borrowed a stroller from my friend to sit him in instead if need be. Which reminds me, I need to get Joseph a little fan.
6. Lastly, I bought this card for Valentine's Day for Ruari from another former Mummy-Timer, Lyndsay who now has a shop called Hamish and the Hen which sells her calligraphy-d goods. I love it and Ruari loved it too. You can read Lyndsay's Mummy Time post here.
Have you got any interesting post lately?! And, do you have any travel tips for Joseph and I?! I'm looking for a good insect repellent and ways to keep him cool at the moment.
Hope you've had a good Valentine's day... we went to Ikea and shopped around for last-minute holiday bits n' bobs. This evening Ruari watched the rugby whilst I blogged... but we ate donuts together so that was our shred of romance!