What a difference a year makes

This time last year we were saying farewell to our builders and then making a mad dash for the supermarket to stock up on Christmas day lunch essentials.

Make shift Christmas tree amongst the boxes

Make shift Christmas tree amongst the boxes

Our Christmas 2012, the first one in our much anticipated renovated home, was not quite what I had envisioned with no time to put up a tree or to fully unpack.

Boxes as far as the eye could see

Boxes as far as the eye could see

The last twelve months has seen alot of painting

Painting

Painting

and gardening,

Making new gardens

Making new gardens

cooking

Had to feed the hungry workers

Had to feed the hungry workers

and installing.

Finished Plate Wall

Finished Plate Wall

And just when it looked like the end was in sight,

Painting

Painting

there was more to do.

Painting

Painting

The house has come along way in those twelve months and I’m pleased to say this year’s Christmas is a little more organised and a lot more relaxed.

View from the front door before we renovated

View from the front door before we renovated

I hope all the preparations at your place are going along smoothly and you will have a wonderful Christmas surrounded by friends, family and loved ones.

View from the front door after we renovated

View from the front door after we renovated

We are taking a month off and will be back at work on 20 January. You can check in on Facebook and Instagram to see what I’m up to in the meantime.

Our house when we bought it

Our house when we bought it

Thank you so much for joining me here throughout the year. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Our house today

Our house today

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