Wednesday 4 January 2017

A New Year and a New Project

I made a big change at the end of last year: I moved across the country (to the seaside!) and bought a flat.

I rather optimistically assumed I'd have time to go sit in cafes a few days after I'd moved in, drinking tea and using the free WiFi to write some blog posts about the move and my Christmas plans and so on.

Did this actually happen? Of course it didn't!

Instead, I spent a couple of busy weeks moving boxes and cleaning and doing DIY (with help from my parents) and shopping for important but rather boring things like a fridge and a cooker and paint and a new thermostat for the central heating and a plug for the bathroom sink...

... and then after all that, I collapsed in a heap under a blanket over Christmas :)

Now it's 2017 already!  

I love the possibilities a new year brings, and I'm really excited about this one: putting down roots in a new place, exploring the local area, and making this flat my own.

The flat is going to be my big project for the year - I've got lots of DIY to do, and of course I have already started a Pinterest board of decorating ideas.

I'll still be blogging about crafty things and my Nice Days Out though, don't worry! This isn't suddenly going to become a home decorating blog (though there might be the occasional update now and then!). I've got some fun work projects coming up and lots of creative plans in my sketchbooks which I can't wait to share with you all.

It's been almost 10 years since I started this blog (can you believe it?). I hope you guys will enjoy following along with my crafty adventures for another year.

P.S. The fab minimalist calendar on my wall is a free download from Foreign Rooftops.


Marianne said...

Congrats on your new flat!

Anonymous said...

Oooh looking forward to shiny new things!

Katrin said...

I wish you a very happy new year and much fun with decorating your new flat, so that it will be a real home to you soon. And I really look forward to all the nice crafty things and nice day outs you blog about. As we are planning to visit England this year for the first time your 'Nice Day Out' posts are really inspiring. Greetings, Katrin

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see update posts.

beafactura said...

Happy New Year and congratulations!

Crimson Kettle said...

Exciting good luck!

Ariadne said...

Why not? I 'd love to see interior decoration DIY from you too!So take before and after photos and share with us. Happy New Year!AriadnefromGreece!

Bugs and Fishes said...

Thanks for the kind words, everyone! xx

Katrin - I hope you'll really enjoy your trip to England! There are so many interesting places to visit :)

Ariadne - Aw, thanks! I am taking a LOT of photos to document the process, so I'm sure there will be some before & afters popping up on my blog sometime :)