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Me and Mine {May}

Me and Mine {May}

Well, we’ve just entered the second week of June and I am only just getting round to posting my Me and Mine post for May.

This is getting to be a habit.

To say life is ‘busy‘ at the moment would be a huge understatement. Literally every waking minute — if we’re not working our day jobs — we’re working on the shed-build.

It. is. full. on.

And I’m not really enjoying it either, if I’m being totally honest.

Lack of time — and too many other pressures — is just making me want it to be finished. Like yesterday.

In the past, I’ve relished having a big projects on the go — renovating the original Dolly was one of my favourite projects ever.

Taking on Dolly Mark II was also fun but when you have small children it’s not easy to spend an entire weekend on a DIY project.

Kids need entertaining/feeding/attention. And, ultimately, hanging out with my sons is definitely preferable to wallpapering the inside of a caravan.

But this shed build has been on another level.

I’ve spoken before about my dream of a garden office and — as things stand at the moment — I’m just a couple of week’s off achieving that dream.

But wow, it’s been hard.

It would have been so much easier to get a man in. But that’s never been our style.

My boy and I have never been afraid of getting our hands dirty. We’ve renovated three houses, over the 20 years that we’ve been together, and have always fearlessly and ferociously tackled any kind of DIY project head on.

And in that whole time, we’ve never got a man in.

OK. We’ve used the services of electricians (we’re not that stupid) or occasionally a plumber (if it’s a boiler or the entire house needs new plumbing) but, otherwise, we’ve literally done it all ourselves.

But as things stand at the moment, working on a big project, whilst looking after two little three year olds, trying to run two business — and a blog — with limited spare time, have left my boy and I feeling a little bit frazzled.

The littles have been so good though, bless them.

Most weekends, they’ve pottered around us, as we’ve worked. We’ve had one Saturday in the last month where my sister kindly came over to babysit for the day; which allowed us to crack on, but apart from that, they’ve been with us the whole time. Poor little loves.

So May has been a bit of a write off. We had one fantastic weekend when I went to London and stayed at a swanky hotel with the girls, then met my three boys at Grandma and Grampy’s, followed by a day in our old park.

But apart from that we’ve been — painting, filling,  sanding, sawing — in the shed.

After we’d packed up, the other Sunday, we went down to the allotment to check on the progress down there. The poor old patch has been slightly neglected since we’ve been on shed-duty — we’ve certainly not had time to action any of the grand plans we’d intended.

But hey. It will still be there next month.

And the month after!

So this is the backdrop for our Me and Mine photos for May. Dickie and I — typically — in our painting gear; looking disheveled.

The boys were delighted to have a change of scenery and immediately got stuck in, helping their daddy to dig the soil over.

Me and Mine {May}

Down at the allotment

Me and Mine {May}

Digging for victory

Me and Mine {May}

Making a wish

Me and Mine {May}

A load of bullocks *snigger*

Me and Mine {May}

Getting friendly with the wildlife

Me and Mine {May}

Me and Mine {May}

Me and Mine {May}

Haha!! Attractive ;)

Me and Mine {May}

Me and Mine {May}

So whilst May has not been the most exciting of months — and it’s been busy and draining — we have all been spending time together as a family. And that, in itself is so very precious.

So in a nutshell:

This month’s highs ~
• Going to London with the girls and spending a night in the Montcalm.
• Hanging out in our favourite park for the day!
• The fact that we’ve *nearly* finished the shed AKA my garden office.
• Seeing some sunshine.

This month’s lows ~
• Working every spare minute on the shed.

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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12 Comments

    • 11th Jun 2016 / 3:10 pm

      Hahahaha!!!!! I wondered if anyone would pick up on that!!!! LOL!! Aww love you Cat — hilarious that you spotted it!!! ;)

  1. 9th Jun 2016 / 5:43 am

    Ah, look at you lot – so happy looking. Good luck with the shed. This too will pass, as they say.
    X

    • 11th Jun 2016 / 3:09 pm

      Thanks pet! And yep!! It will pass — and we’ll replace it with yet another project ;)

  2. 9th Jun 2016 / 2:00 pm

    Ah Caro it will be so worth it when you have your dream office not long to go I can’t wait to see the finished product! Was so lovely to see you a few weeks ago lovely xx

    • 11th Jun 2016 / 3:08 pm

      Aaah thanks pet. I know — it just feels like it’s been going on FOREVER!! I feel like I’ve been pregnant with it!!! :)

  3. 9th Jun 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Your shed certainly sounds like a massive project and you are braver than me when it comes to DIY I have to say! I am get a man in all the way :) Can’t wait to see the end result I know it will look amazing. Love these photos of you all au naturel, your allotment is gorgeous, what lovely open spaces. xx

    • 11th Jun 2016 / 3:05 pm

      Brave? I think we’re stupid!!! Sometimes I wish that sense would prevail and we would just hand it all over to someone else!! And thanks pet — that’s lovely of you xx

  4. 10th Jun 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Aw I had a wonderful time in London and I cant wait to see your office it is going to be so worth it Caro, We are exactly the same Chris like to do everything himself he is so fussy but sometimes I think life would be so much easier getting someone in to do it, counting the days to see your amazing finished office x x

    • 11th Jun 2016 / 3:02 pm

      Thanks sweetie — and me it was SUCH a fab weekend. Lovely to hang out with you and Ames. And yep. Sometimes getting a man in would be SO much easier. Although, when this is done, I know we’ll be able to look at it and know that we did it all ourselves! :)

  5. 12th Jun 2016 / 10:03 pm

    LOVE these photos – possibly my fave ones of you guys ever. You all look so happy and natural. Hope the shed is done soon lovely……you can do it xxxx

    • 13th Jun 2016 / 9:33 pm

      Aah thanks lovely!! They were a bit last minute (as ever) and we were SO scruffy!! The shed is so very nearly done!! The floor’s down, we just need to start moving things in!!!!! :)

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