How A Year Can Change Everything!

Many friends in the blogging world, and all my friends and family know me and Spud moved early last month to a new house, a house that is sadly not a home. We left our home, a paradise as such where we knew everything's place, we knew how to work the boiler, we knew how cosy and warm the flat could be, it was clean, it was decorated to our needs, it was everything I worked hard for, it was a flat but it was home.

Christmas Day last year - 2013.
Last Christmas, everything was fine, we had a lovely decorated flat, all our Christmas decorations had a place, along with the tree. My walk in wardrobe was filled to the brim of presents, with me fearing every day of Spud getting curious and opening that cupboard door! Everything was perfect, it was one of the best Christmases ever, now, fast forward 12 months and I'm sat here in our house, it's just that, a house not a home. Not for now anyway!

I feel like one of those first time buyers to be honest with you, I've left our home and have took on a mission, it's not just the case of unpacking our items and possessions, whacking some paint on the walls and settling in. When I say this house needs a lot of work, I'm talking going back to basics, back to the bare wall! In the front room alone, the walls have had to be replastered, skirting boards ripped up and new ones put down, at least three deep cleans, the old radiator being thrown and a new one installed, I've even had to replace the light fittings and this is just the front room!

No flooring could remain, upstairs and on the stairs, the carpets have been ripped up, and the mock laminate flooring in the front room also had to be ripped up, the only flooring that's still in tact at the moment is awful lino tiles in the hallway, which will remain until the beginning of 2015, and the lino in the bathroom and kitchen. I've had a new bath put in, I'm now just waiting for the bath panel to be replaced and I've even had to get the glass on my front door repaired!

I had to get the place fumigated due to cat fleas having a daily feast on Spud, I've had to call in help from as much family as I could, and I've cried, cried lots over all of this. I'm luckily getting a new kitchen sometime in the beginning of the new year, so that's one thing I don't have to worry about at the moment, however, with Christmas just around the corner and Christmas being a big thing in my family, it's fair to say I'm feeling down in the dumps!

I'm just extremely lucky to have amazing friends, family and work contacts around me who has already helped me so much already! I'm not good at DIY, home decorating etc, so to even just have someone gloss a door frame for me, it's so much appreciated!

Hopefully this will explain to you all, why I've been so quiet recently, and why I'm so looking forward to seeing the back of 2014!

Jada x

2 comments

  1. Sorry to hear that you've been through this and are feeling down about it all. I hope you can set aside these worries for a little while over Christmas and enjoy the day with your Son x

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  2. You're doing such an amazing job, hun. It's such hard work to make a house a home and be the one who pays for everything while raising a child on your own. I bet Leo is incredibly proud of his mummy - even, if the decorations aren't in their old spot or the floor boards are squeaking for a while x

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