Last week, we received an invite to take part in a blog chain letter blog hop thing. You know, the kind of thing you got asked to take part in when you were 10ish. This one is great though, as it makes it easy to discover some new and exciting blogs that you may not yet of heard of.
We’re always up for a bit of fun (thanks for the nomination Caitlin) and the idea is to share some current photos of your home and answer four questions.
- What am I working on?
- How does my work differ from those in my genre?
- Why do I write/create what I do?
- How does your writing creative process work?
So here’s what our house looks like at the moment.
Our living room hasn’t really changed much in the last few months. Of course we have a few things that we’d still like to update and change, but for the most part it’s completed. As you can see, we we’re both so busy working away, that I didn’t even bother to tidy our junk and laptops away.
If you’re wondering where Jan has disappeared to, he’s in the kitchen preparing our Sunday lunch! Our recent painting efforts in the kitchen & dining room are still looking great and really help tie the two rooms together.
As you know, we’re always busy working on some kind of project, so you’ll rarely ever see our house without tools and random bits of supplies lying around – and today is no different, as this is what our dining room looks like.
Yep, we’ve gone garage roof mad!
Upstairs is for the most part looking a bit better.
Our bedroom is still looking okay with just a few little jobs left to tackle now that we have a new window. It’s also probably about time that we get the radiator back on the wall!
We do have one rather shameful secret though. Our fourth bedroom is an absolute tip.
It’s just ended up turning into a huge dumping ground for – let’s face it – everything! Sorting this room is one of the next jobs on our long to-do list.
1. What am I working on?
The main project we’re working on at the moment is replacing our garage roof. It’s definitely turning out to be one of the more challenging projects that we’ve tackled during our renovation adventures.
We’re trying to get it finished before the autumn weather kicks in, but it’s taking a bit longer than expected. We thought we’d worked out most things in advance, it turns out there are a lot of little things cropping up in need sorting/deciding on that we’d not anticipated.
2. How does my work differ from those in my genre?
We usually share more nitty-gritty, full-on, major DIY projects. We replaced our water mains connection ourselves, we’ve knocked down & re-built walls and we’re currently replacing our garage roof. You’re not going to find confetti, cute puppies and cake pop recipes around here (although we love them all, too)!
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
We have lots of friends and family dotted all around the world, who all thought we were completely mad when we bought a house in need of so much work (thanks for the vote in confidence, guys!). Through the blog we can share our renovating adventures with them all. Since starting to blog over 2 years ago, we’ve also received some lovely comments and emails from readers which, whilst never expected, always give us a huge boost. Knowing that we’ve been able to help someone with something gives us a warm & fuzzy feeling.
4. How does your writing creative process work?
What we write about is mainly dictated by the jobs that need tackling around our home – there’s always something to do! We try to tackle as many things as we can during the week and on Saturdays, and try to use Sundays to catch up on editing photos, writing posts, etc. Of course, things rarely ever work out like that! It usually all ends up blurring into one huge jumble of jobs. Yep, we should probably get a bit more organized.
We are so flattered that Caitlin asked us to join in with the blog chain letter. If you haven’t heart of her blog – The Shingled House – it’s fantastic and you should definitely check it out! Her DIY picnic table is seriously impressive and she has by far the most amazing garden shed you have ever seen. Seriously!
As this obviously wouldn’t be a chain letter blog hop thingy if we didn’t pass it on. We’re nominating Jude from Making A House A Home because we love to read her adventures restoring her beautiful period home. The transformation is truely stunning (be sure to check out the amazing kitchen)!
PS. Don’t forget, there’s still time to vote for for us in the Amara’s Interior Blog Awards 2014! Thank you so much to everyone who’s already voted!