Only 349 days til Christmas!
Jake's friends made the arduous journey up from Cardiff to the very centre of Mid Wales where they realised that the rumours were true- phone signal up here ain't that great.
The house was the perfect host, fitting all twelve of us in with room to spare. I completely forgot how much cutlery I had in the drawer though, so there was a little bit of a moment during the morning fry up where Jake started eating his bacon and egg with a spoon and a steak knife.
There was even time for Jake to be head guide on a river adventure and not a soggy sock in sight.
Thanks to the talented photographer M. Hodge for the atmospheric black and white photos!
During the first days of the new year we decided to make a quick visit to Ikea to finally get the bedroom furniture sorted, living with bags on the floor was starting to become a little bit of a hindrance (I'm playing it down a lot, it was starting to drive me insane)
We also picked up a linen cabinet and a workbench for the kitchen so that I can free up some of the cupboards for more storage space.
Now that we're living in the house and it's got all the essentials for a cosy home we can casually start piecing together the things that make it our cosy home, so obviously a floor length mirror was top of the list. (Jake likes to see his entire outfit before leaving the house)
All in all it was a successful trip, now it's just fitting everything together. I don't think I'll be buying another blind in a hurry, it took my sister and I the entire afternoon to fit one in the bathroom window, probably because the window is quite an awkward shape and I'm not particularly accurate when it comes to measuring things. Luckily Elliw is pretty handy with a hacksaw as it happens so it's finally up!
I've been browsing photos from back in August before we started work on the property and I can't believe the change now that we're living here. The house doesn't look like the same building at all! Mainly because you can't see it for leaves! I've put up a more recent photo for comparison.