Renovation to the kitchen

Hey readers,

Spring is here and it makes me think of new possibilities. It is a time for a change and where better then renovating your home. I have put down some ideas that if I had the money or energy to do I would to help brighten up my home.

I have focused on a change in my kichen to try and give a more modern look. I would start with the blinds by swapping my old ones with a more modern design. I like the idea of these  venetian blinds by VELUX.  I would have the colour in the picture below as they are neutral and can blend well with other features in the room.

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I like the fact that these blinds are great for humidity areas such as the kitchen as the panels are slim panels making it easier to clean. The blind has the feature of blackout which has a big impact on reducing the amount of light particularly when watching a film. This will be brilliant as I can finally watch the TV screen without seeing relections of myself. Not to mention cutting the amount of sunlight shinning through into the kitchen. During the summer the sunshine shines right through the window. So being able to reduce the brightness when I am cooking will be really beneficial to me.  For a parent these blinds have electronical operating system giving you piece of mind with safety in the room. Also, it gives a more sophisticated look to the room.

Alternatively, I would give my kitchen a further improvement by adding a splash of colour with some bright colourful moasiac wall tiles.  I really love this tiles from ToppsTiles .

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A different idea for the kitchen I had was to update the lightening to help with brightening up the area for practical use. Currrently, we have a covered up ceiling light that feels outdated. I would change the light fot a modern and stylish light. I like this light from Next (see below for picture). I like the design of the light dangling down in the room and giving it a more open feel. I like chrome finish as it is fairly neutral and will work with a variety of colours in the kitchen.

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For storage purposes I would opt for this practical shelving from Ikea. A great solution for space management as living in a flat it can be quite limited. They may also be a fun way to display them cooking books and giving my kitchen a personal identity. Another point to make about the shelving with the colour being white can balance out the colour with the bright wall tiles.

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Hope this inspired you for changes.

To find out more about VELUX blind company click here.

Cheers for reading X

This is a sponsored post but all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

 

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New

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Well I can not believe it is Friday already, this week has zoomed past!
We had a lovely family day out at our local resivour. It has a lovely park which both boys enjoyed immensely. I enjoyed getting some fresh air and it was so peaceful. Makes a change as I am from a city and it does get really nosy that sometimes you forget just how much!
Well the next section revolved around my word of the week. I started a course on an introduction to photography.
It’s been a long time since having my brain used in an learning manner. It felt totally weird when you got all wired with new information. It was also exciting to learn something new. Even though it was challenging for me socially I managed to overcome my fear and put myself in an uncomfortable situation. Has really got me thinking and inspired and I’m really looking forward to next week.

Thanks for reading X

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Draycote Water Country Park

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Today we decided to venture out as a family to one of the local attractions close to us called Draycote Waters. It has a huge resivour and beautiful surroundings perfect for a family walk.

It was also sunny which warranted a picnic obviously! Which my eldest was very happy indeed as he loves having his own lunch bag.

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My youngest loves food beyond believe! Here he is taking a BIG bite of daddy’s cupcake.

Typically the park was a hit with the boys with plenty to and go on.

I loved a walk along the resivour as it was so calm and peaceful. I could spend all day there with listing to the water lapping and the beautiful scenario around the area.

I love getting out walking and having rosy faced feeling afterwards. I took the opportunity to get some outdoor fresh air as we are soon doomed with cold weather. As anyone knows in England you have to get out when you can,haha!

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Of course my boys loved doing some rolly pollys down the hill.

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Cheers for reading X

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Why I love Pinterest

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The past fortnight I have fully emerged myself in Pinterest. I used it prevopusly sporadically but this time I got stuck right in. Went a bit crazy with pinning and now would say I am fully Fletched pinner! I have wrote my case for why I love Pinterest.

1) Escapism – it is a place where I can get lost in beautiful stuff or ideas and not have to go anywhere.

2) Don’t have to spend a penny even though you have put loads of ideas together. Cheaper then visiting eBay.

3) You feel connected in an unusual way with random people. You don’t have to get too personal but you feel a sense of online community.

4) Let’s face it is a great source of inspiration for ideas.

5) Instead of instantly going to Google I hit Pinterest.

6) It is a place to learn something new and stumble on something that you may not necessarily think off.

7) When I am depressed I go there to look at funny pictures, bad parent fails or Pinterest fails and honest it can make me feel so much better.

8) It is a great distraction to eating.

9) It’s great for writers block and there are loads of boards or pins to get your creative juices flowing.

10) It can get you excited the endless possibilities and can help you think in a different direction.

Cheers for reading X

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Aspie burnout

Hey readers,

Just come across this term aspie burnout but can wholeheartedly identify. That is how I feel today, I am shattered beyond belief even after six coffees (that is correct) just this morning.

I think because I am more involved socially with taking both boys to nursery. It involves going into two different environments and trying to remember all the rulesrooms. Then again collecting them it is very tiring for me socially. I feel so guilty as I am getting warn out from it all and I just want to shutdown.

I can handle about three hours max at the moment going out and then I am exhausted. I find it hard to focus on conversation, eye contact, dealing with the social situations where I don’t ultimatically know what to do. I get very dizzy and lightheaded. Particularly yesterday I went to a new place and got over stimulated. It causes friction between me and my partner. He wants to know why, why, why and all I really wish to do is scream or hide wide which I can not do either, doh being an adult sucks!
My eyes find it hard to focus after intense periods of time out where I am constantly working and focusing all my energy on being ‘normal ‘. People don’t know when they see me. I am constantly consciously aware of my enviromnent and what I am doing. My body aches from all the tension as I am hypoalert that I should be playing out this role of mother. Not to mention if a child accidently touches me, it freaks me out inside. God I feel so lonely and sad.

Today I hate being autistic and when your husband hints that your child may be autistic. As the older he is getting the more traits their are that could be hinting towards Autism. God I don’t want my children to have Autism. OK there are some positive autisitic traits such as we pay attention to detail, loyal and intelligent but it all comes with a price. I’m scared as sometimes I look at my oldest and he is so like me. I wish it was just him minmicing my behaviour.

Cheers for reading X

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Pet peeves

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Let’s face it life ain’t peachy all the time. Sometimes life can somewhat be irritating. Therefore, I have wrote my pet peeves. *Maybe hormonal*. So instead of screaming at anyone that got in my way today I wrote about things that irritate the crap out of me (oh the joys of blogging).

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1) When someone sits next to you and eats really loud. Particularly when they eat a bag of crisps really, really slowly, you fuckers!

2) The moment you realise no one is listening when your in a middle of a story and you slowly fade out as if you had never said anything.

3) Why is it when you go shopping with no money you find so many things you want. When you do have money you find it so hard to make a decision.

4) You read sentences of a book three times in the space of five minutes as you keep forgetting what you have read.

5) Singing the whole alphabet song to work out the next letter you want.

6) When people on the bus try to talk to you even though you have your earphones in listening to music.

7) When you say excuse me six million times and still that person in front won’t shift there butt out of the way.

8) When a person thinks if you are reading a book that you are doing sfa!

9) why do people say 24 months old when clearly it is two years!

10) When you are out shopping and you find a top you really want in every size other then yours, fml

Cheers for reading X

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School

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Well it is the week where big news hits our household which is has my DS1 got his school placement. The answer is yes he has got his first choice. I love the fact hubby came in early hours of morning and shoves the tablet (with the email) in my face. Just what you want when your disorientated. Still my boy was beyond happy. The school he will attend is in the middle of being build. He watching it every day as he can see from out flat (16th floor). So he is loving watching even more and making links whilst getting all excited for September. But he does not like the idea of school uniform and has stated, “owwww that is boring!!!”. Kids hey already getting their own identify.
We had a slow weekend which was nice as we potted about, cooked, played, tided. I did the Sunday roast (not the best in the kitchen as I am rubbish at multitasking). Luckily the faithful roast is a safe meal and I can even do yorkies now thanks James Martin ;). It had been nice to take a slower pace particularly as the weather has been so pants.

Cheers for reading X

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