Saturday, 15 January 2011

Whooping it up!

It was around the time that the Moo Man started making Tom Daly look like a veteran of the high dive when I felt obliged to lower his cot. The decision was pretty much made by the little chubster himself as he was starting to attempt unnerving exits from his elevated position. Were he our first babe, he would have been lowered long ago, in excited anticipation of the next 'stage' but knowing a bar has been lowered by the boss man on any more Jennings juniors being brought into this world I have been selfishly and pathetically ignoring any  development made by the great moo. BUT NOT TODAY! He is moving on - down! Oh yes and what a world he has entered. After all the fuss and tweaking of the cot before the little budge came out of me, things became a little neglected around the sleep zone. All I needed that cot to do was give the little guy a hiding hole from his many brothers but on lowering his den I have pimped it up big styley and given him his own spooky woodland friends, a monster and a bit of ambient lighting to really heighten the thrill factor. His reaction was first rate and he is now whooping it up as I write. However if he doesn't go to sleep soon..... 

Friday, 14 January 2011

dark days!

Well, New Year, new hallway as they say and that is exactly what my house is getting. No more the boring white walls and thrown on pictures. I refuse for a space which essentially takes up roughly a fifth of my house to act purely as a functional corridor to pass through. It should be enjoyed, adored and inviting. I want to open our front door and feel delighted to be home which for me is about cosy, personal and a bit different. The plan - to paint floor, walls, doors and ceiling the same colour, a yummy Lamp shade Grey by Farrow and Ball and put a new runner down the stairs and all the landings in between. What the wotsit??!!? might be the response to that but after a couple of months fannying around with different shades of grey I can't help think that if you want to do something then go the whole hog otherwise ideas end up looking a bit half arsed so as the grey I've chosen is quite dark we are going to be living in a cave (the hallway doesn't have much light anyway)although it gets substantially lighter upstairs. But it is going to be great. Big prints on walls with some lovely strong colour in them, a few little strange objects and some clever lighting (recessed in the floor and a few in the ceiling) plus a big dramatic statement light in the hall and Bob' your uncle - or in Garth' case, his Grandpa (God rest his soul), you have yourself a pretty wicked space that matches up to all the other rooms you have worked hard to create... or have I just made myself raise my game there too! 

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went to st.martins,graduated as a fashion designer, worked in italy, set up my own womenswear label, married a lovely man and then stopped everything (well, almost) to pop out four little boys. have plans. will do.