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Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Hi there, come on in!!

I have never thought of myself as blogworthy. I love reading blogs. It is like an unlimited supply of magazines. And I LOVE magazines. But we are about to embark on a new adventure in our South London Semi and I want to document it. So here we are.

We have been in this house for 5 years. It is a pretty standard Victorian semi detached London house. We are only the third family to have ever lived in this house. Amazing considering it was built in 1897. The woman we bought it from was born here in the 1940's. You would therefore think that it would have had lots of lovely character intact having had just two previous owners. You would be wrong. This family were guilty of many a style crime. Such as? How about replacing all the original sash windows with UPVC double glazing, taking out all upstairs fireplaces, replacing the original front door with a mock Victorian with triple glazing... I could go on, but I assume you get the picture.

So, we have been trying to very gradually return our home to her former glory, but in a more modern way that suits our little family of four. Wanna see??? Will try and dig out some old pictures for you to see. In the meantime, do you like my hall light? This hangs just as you come into the house, and I love it.


  1. Welcome to Blogland!
    So happy that you have decided to dive in and share all your hard work with us.
    Looking forward to lots of lovely pics!

    Mr G.x

  2. Woohoo! Congrats on popping your blogging cherry. So looking forward to reading about all your adventures, lovely lady. Very exciting...x

  3. Really glad you've started a blog! Looking forward to finding out more about the SLS - and I love the pics of your little one! Gxx

    ps love the hall light!

  4. Thanks for the comments everyone, very exciting!! Have just spent an hour uploading photos for next post!!! I am hoping I will get quicker!!

  5. OMG!!!!! How amazing is this??? Shocking and you have done SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much in one year! Hats off to you I think our 14 weeks has been too long!