A day in the life | March '19 [AD]
In December I posted our last DITL, where we tried in vain to ignore the cracked, stained walls and bowing floorboards to make the room look at least a little festive for Christmas. I remember sitting in the room each evening, staring at the cold, damp walls wondering what it would be like next year; a Christmas in a room we didn't barely tolerate, but a room that we would really love to spend time in. It's been a few months of tumultuous mess since that post was published; the walls have been plastered, left to dry, primed and painted and painted again.
Radiators have been replaced, along with the flooring and skirting and sockets, and we've slowly invested in furniture and decor that will last, furniture and homely belongings that we're proud to take care of. We're no longer trying to fix something that's broken, but instead we're investing time and care into a room we're finally happy and entirely comfortable to live in, the heart of our home.
We're by no means finished, there are doors still to be painted and hung, sideboards to buy, blank walls to fill (and Pinterest boards to scour for inspiration), but it feels so good to say we are almost there now and that Christmas is going to feel particularly special this year.
On this particular Sunday, we took the opportunity to take the boys out in their new Bobux shoes. We've had a close working relationship with the brand (who kindly gift the boys' shoes, occasionally in exchange for blog or social media coverage or quite often, like on this occasion, haven't asked for anything in return; I just enjoy taking and sharing photographs of them and they quite often include what's on their ever-moving feet). Archie wears the durable Lo Dimension's in black and Jesse the Boston white + chartreuse; we've always found Bobux shoes to be brilliantly strong, snug and kid-proof (or Archie-proof, I could easily see him being a professional shoe-tester, he certainly doesn't handle them gently).
We ended the day with tea and biscuits all round and snuggles with my parents (whilst I flicked through these shots from the day); it'll be exciting to see the next few months of DITL posts to come for more home improvements (now we've started, we've got the bug!).
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