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I’m moving house…

I want to blog a little about the move, not only because it is going to be a huge part of my life but also I love house blogs and am addicted to looking through house things on Pinterest too. Also, as my friend Rach pointed out, what else am I going to talk about for the next three months!

I’ll be tagging them #Home or #Garden and keeping them in a Home & Garden category on here. I’ve also got two Pinterest boards here and here with lots of pictures of things that I am getting for the house, want but won’t be getting or think people should buy me. I even have a separate wish list set up full of things I want to buy when I have the time.

So, there is going to be a lot of paint colours, furniture, joinery, bookshelves, oven and white goods…sorry!
I might also put a few things in about the earlier days of the house purchase in the hope that it could help other people. I will probably make mistakes – I have often been good at advising people because I usually mess things up and can tell them what not to do!

Please do follow along if you’re interested, share if you’d like to and offer any advice you have if you can. There will be regular bits of poetry and food as well so there will be a good portion of the original blog still here.



Coming to Dinner…

At the weekend I said that I would be starting a new series of blog posts this week entirely for fun. I’ve not really started I’m just chattering away today. This idea came from a series of conversations with a bunch of different people all asking me who I would invite to my ideal dinner party. It is a really daft question to ask me because I usually ramble on for hours afterwards as I keep thinking of new people and why I would like to invite them.

So I thought I’d put together a few lists, maybe with reasons or maybe not and have six people every week at my dinner table. My dining table would fit eight people so there is room for six fantasy guests plus myself and a friend (because what is the point if you can’t get one of your best friends to share it with you).

I’ll be adding people who I think would make a dinner party interesting so I won’t be including any (many) people just for decoration. I also only include authors/artists who I think would be fun to talk to rather than those whose work I like. I really don’t think the two things always go together. I’m not going to go for gender balance because I’m not patronising like that and I want groups of people who would start great conversations regardless of their genitals. Oh, and I’m including dead people – because there are a lot of them I want to have a good chat with.

I’m not sure yet whether I will do these regularly or just as I think of a new group of people I would really like to chat to. If people have ideas of who I should include I would love to hear them. Either suggestions of who would make a good group of six, one or two people you would like to have dinner with or people I have missed out. Also if I add people and you think they would make terrible guests do let me know!

In other news there will probably be a business announcement coming up in the next few weeks – will keep y’all posted.