Wednesday, 10 December 2014

How we roll here

I was pondering to myself last night how things change as you age & your family develops with & around you.

Since having children many moons back (the youngest is now 13) there are few opportunities for random nights out, they have to be planned in advance!

I was more pondering as I was sat on one sofa with a basket of knitting & Mike was on the other sofa with his Christmas jigsaw. A happy nearly middle age couple we are too!

Suddenly I heard a baby elephant run down the stairs & clatter into the hallway, the sitting room door was flung open & Harry (the youngest) fell in with excitement holding a case of game chips. ' Does any one want a game of poker?' He asked happily ?????????? That's how we roll here now!

In case any of you are in any way jealous of my way too perfect life I shall leave you with a photo of my real world -
My beautiful large Christmas tree relegated to a corner of the dining room, set off by a wall without plaster & the other without wallpaper. A work in progress like quite possibly every room in the house. My lovely Mike the one who works full time, likes to fish at the weekend & thinks he can renovate a house which didn't need renovating in the first place single handedly!

On the plus point I do believe the skirting board has been fitted now, not on the brick wall though. We are debating on an opening for double doors you see, hence why we still have a brick wall. The main point for the debate being the placing of said double doors, but that's how we roll here now!

Enjoy your day all xx

22 comments:

  1. But isn't it good how a Christmas tree can detract from a bare brink and plaster wall :-)

    I knew we had reached middle age when I 'saw' us for the first time a couple of years back, both sat in bed with our reading glasses on reading books!!

    I don't know why but somehow Morecambe and Wise came to mind .... at least we weren't wearing wyncyette pyjamas ;-)

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  2. It won't be long before those random nights out come around again as Harry will be old enough to be left, but if you're anything like me, I prefer to stay in with my knitting, especially on cold, windy nights like we're having just now.

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  3. Best of luck with the hole in the wall... oh the dust! After a week of it here I've just had to wipe all the crud off the computer screen to see it.

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  4. Just think of it as saving your energy until all your kids are grown and gone, then you get your life back. It's great fun! Our kids are jealous of our social life now!

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  5. left a comment but not sure whether it went so will try again! I like the long winter evenings in front of the fire knitting, would take quite an effort to stir my bones and go out after 6 at present :o) Your house sounds like ours, minus the DIY xx

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  6. Who won the poker game?! Having a 21 and 16 year old in the house, I know how flexible you have to be. We go to bed before our kids now. I kind of like the exposed brick wall, why would you want to cover up all that beautiful texture. It sounds like Mike is getting the house ready to feature on a home renovation show on TV. Best of luck ... at least you have your tree up already ;) Wendy x

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  7. I pop out to visit after dinner some nights, Ben comes with me to fit in his last walk on the way home. I am always back by 9:30 at the latest, ready to settle for an hour on the sofa with Ben before bed. Sometimes I feel that I went from harum scarum teenager to middle aged over night.

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  8. There was me thinking,"I love the brick wall...tres chic!"
    Jane x

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  9. This post made me smile. The mention of a jigsaw reminds me to see if I have any tucked away as I enjoy doing them at this time of year. Flighty xx

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  10. I think you all roll just fantastically!!! I imagine that my beans will be 13 before I know it at the rate that this is all going! Wishing you a lovely week pal! Nicole xoxo

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  11. We don't really go out much, we have a few close friends and we just take it in turns going to each others house for a meal, christmas time is the most we go out, we don't see any family much all year and then at christmas it goes mad. I like the tree near the brick work x

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  12. I think the tree looks amazing next to the bare wall.

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  13. It's more fun in the real world, love your tree

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  14. It sounds just perfect to me and I think the brick wall looks good, just go with the flow it will all get done in the end, how lovely to have a lively 13 year old in the house, they grow up so fast and before you know it they leave home and it's just too quiet sometimes. Your tree looks lovely by the way. :) xx

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  15. I think parking the christmas tree in front of the wall firmly states that there will be no dust or DIY over Christmas! I'm like Jo, very happy to stay indoors during the dark winter evenings, and leave all the gallivanting to my son. He's home next week from uni so no doubt my peaceful evenings of snoozing on the sofa will be interrupted! Looking forward to it, too! :)

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  16. I never noticed the wall until you mentioned it :)

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  17. I think any Christmas tree is a good one and yours looks great. I still have young kids but I often feel like we're a couple of old people in the evenings. We both have our crafts, we read a lot or watch movies. It's comfy and cozy, we enjoy ourselves even if we're boring. :)

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  18. Well I genuinely saw only a beautifully decorated tree and started looking at the decorations. I had to go back and look at the walls after I read your words because I didn't notice them at all! I am sure that you notice them though because you do when you live with these things and are wanting them to be finished don't you. It will all come in time I am sure. Right now I am blogging, hubby is watching tv. We are both draped in crochet blankets and have just finished a nice cuppa! How middle aged is that!! xx

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  19. I am on the go all day so collapsing on the sofa is about all this middle aged body can do some evenings. Thoughts of nights out sound great and when I get there I look forward to it. But sometimes whilst getting ready we both look at each other and think nah, would rather stay at home. I definately think we work too hard and then have no energy to play. Anyway, nothing like a good jigsaw puzzle! Any DIY is banned here until I have made the curtains which have been sat in a bag for 6 months! Have fun.

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  20. Beautiful tree and the bare wall looks very chic hun.

    X x

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  21. Oh Joanne. I feel like Matilda at the moment as D is waiting for a lease to go through on a new office and as he thought it would go through a lot quicker than it has I seem to have box upon box of stuff cluttering up my dining room for said office. I have warned him it has to be moved next weekend as we will have five for Christmas dinner and I'm not eating it off my lap..... Don't you just love our men with their great ideas.

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