Word of the week: 15/05/15

This week can be summed up by the word:


As I mentioned last week, we are dog-sitting for my parents at the moment. I lived at their house for all of my childhoood, since I was born and have always gone back there as an adult between other houses, after uni, etc. And despite now having my own home with Mr M, going back to my mum and dad’s always feels like home. I just love it here, it’s safe and comforting, and everything home should be.

I’ve also been lucky enough to start working from home this week, as I was struggling with late pregnancy tiredness over the last few weeks. So my lovely boss has said that as long as I’m in to catch up a few times a week and cover the marketing department if needed, I can be at home for the rest of the week. Having been in the office on Monday and Tuesday, I’ve spent the rest of the week working from the dining room table.

It’s been a godsend. I’m still tired, I don’t think that is going to go away any time soon, but when I’ve finished work, I’m already home, without a long commute at the end of the day. I’m also able to get up a bit later, which is really helping.

And finally, but perhaps most excitingly, our house purchase chain has finally completed. Earlier this week we found out that the people at the top of our chain were planning to tie in a purchase in Norfolk, when they had originally said they would vacate to complete the chain. I surprised myself by remaining quite calm and not worrying too much. I’m starting to realise that if you can’t change something, there is little point in getting yourself worked up about it.

Anyway, this morning, we had the news that the house they are buying is vacant and that they have started the searches, so we could still be in before the baby is born! Yay.

This will be the house that is the first place our new baby comes home to. So however long we stay there, it is another building that will always have a special place in our hearts. I just can’t wait to move in and start to put our stamp on it. I’m busily pinning interior design styles for every room over on my Pinterest boards (I’ve even nearly convinced Mr M to sign into Pinterest) and reading everyone else’s interiors blogs for new ideas, so do point me in the right direction if you are working on your home at the moment.


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  1. May 15, 2015 / 7:17 pm

    The perfect word for your week on so many levels. Glad that you’re feeling so much better this week, and exciting news on the house front, too! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

    • heelsandhooves
      May 16, 2015 / 9:02 am

      Thanks Jocelyn. I think I may have finally learned to slow down a bit 😉 and yes v excited about the house xx #wotw

  2. May 16, 2015 / 10:36 pm

    Glad you have some exciting news on the home front; it’s always an exciting step forward!
    Best of luck

    • heelsandhooves
      May 17, 2015 / 10:32 am

      Thanks so much Tracey xx

  3. May 16, 2015 / 11:54 pm

    What lovely news about the house! Congrats! Working from home sounds nice esp for you. Its so nice to have an understanding employer and boss. #wotw

    • heelsandhooves
      May 17, 2015 / 10:41 am

      Thanks Merlinda! So exciting that we may be in before baby comes. It’s been a godsend to be at home, I feel so much better this week! Xx #wotw

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