Tuesday, 22 April 2014

If you go down to the woods today...

Hi guys!

Spring is well underway and it has been gorgeous here in Belgium!

The other day, I finished work early and took Harry out for a longer walk (Belle had been running around in the garden so didn't need walking). I decided to take him to the woods next to where I live: best decision ever.

It was beautiful - everything was green, it was just the right temperature and there was no one there. I even spent five minutes just sitting on a swing made out of a log and some string just enjoying the singing birds and the blissful temperature. I only managed five minutes though because Harry had other ideas and seemed very confused as to why we had stopped walking!

It was really nice to just relax and appreciate everything around me. We live our lives at 100 miles an hour and never take the time to just look at every detail we have around us. This half an hour walk really made me a happier person for the rest of the day and boosted my mood for the week.

Anyway, moral of the story: take the time to look at what's around you and stop, think and listen.

I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend and if you don't celebrate Easter, just a lovely weekend. I  ate lots of chocolate to celebrate!

Monday, 14 April 2014

Redecorating my room!

Hi guys!

Sorry there's not been a blog post for a while but I've been so busy lately.

I just started my job, I've been ill and I'm redecorating my room!

So far, we've moved all of my clothes and things downstairs into the spare bedroom which is where I'm sleeping.

We've also dismantled my desk, taken the shelves out, removed the curtains and curtain rail
and started painting the walls and the ceiling white.

We're going to dismantle my bed next (we didn't think it would be necessary but it is) and that requires clearing out the huge draw of stuff underneath it.

After that we'll finish painting the walls and ceiling white and start with the colours. Two of my walls are going to be a chocolate brown colour and the other two will be an off white. The ceiling will remain white.

We also have to paint the window frames and the door with gloss paint, then we can finally reassemble my desk and maybe buy a new, bigger bed. We're going to rearrange the set up of the furniture in my room.

I feel like it needs a bit of a freshen up as it's been this way for 6 years almost so it was about time for a change!

When everything is finished, I'll take a picture and show you what the end result is!