Welcome to my home…or the tidy parts at least. I hope you enjoy having a quick peek inside. Love Hannah x
We have lived in this house for almost four years. When we moved in it needed quite alot of work but with the arrival of two more children things have taken time. Fortunately (or unfortunately) my husband is quite handy and enjoys nothing more than ripping up carpets or tearing down ceilings.
It is important that this house works for all the family. With three children under the age of seven I find things need to be either at their level or out of their reach. We have made a designated Lego work station for our eldest son so he can build and store his creations away form his sisters prying hands.
I seem to have a lot of collections. I can often be found buying turquiose vases at carboot sales (don’t ask me why I am inexpicably drawn to them!). I also have a small collection of old cameras and a large (very very large) collection of my childrens’ artwork.
I love displaying photos of my family. It’s so precious to see them grow and although we regularly update them the baby ones always seem to stay.
We recently replaced the tired old bannister on our staircase with the mast from my dad’s boat. It’s pretty special and a lovely yet subtle feature.
We have a super comfy corner sofa to seat all the family. Obviously the children fight over the footstool placed inches away from the TV. (Note the handy under-sofa storage containing various toys, half-eaten apples and other crud).
Further collections. These things just find me! They all unintentionally match (well, the ones that don’t are religated to the kitchen cupboards).
by Hannah (orginally published on our previous site)