We’re now all settled into our new house and I’ve been enjoying getting the place all nice and cosy ready for winter! The house is Victorian so the ceilings are really high and we have huge sash windows in each room, which sounds lovely but these quirky characteristics mean that it can get a bit chilly! We also have wood-effect laminate flooring throughout and minimal insulation in our original slate roof, so we needed to find ways to keep ourselves warm and feeling cosy – especially for winter! I’ve been doing some research on ways to keep the house nice…

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My blog has been a little bit quiet lately and in case you don’t already know from following me on social media – I’ve bought a new house! I say ‘I’ but really I mean ‘we’, as I sold my flat and me and Gavin have now bought our first home together! Super exciting! So I’ve been busy moving/decorating/DIYing for the past four weeks and things are now settling down again. We’ve done so much work to the house already, but there’s still plenty to do! You can follow our renovation adventure on my new Instagram account @victoriahouse78 The house…

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Sleep is the most important part of your day, so the most important thing in your home and worth investing in is your mattress. At my old flat we slept on one of those mattresses that you see in the adverts on TV that roll up into a box and are made from 100% foam. This might sound comfortable but I never managed to get on with it and over the months the foam began to sink and was not comfy at all. So I was thrilled to be offered a new proper mattress to try from Warren Evans –…

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We’re very near to completing on the purchase of our new house and we’re so excited to finally get the keys after waiting all these months! One of the things that we’re most looking forward to is having our own garden, as at the moment in the flat we have no outside space at all. We can’t wait to be able to use our new sun loungers in our very own (south facing!) garden. TJ Hughes recently sent me their Valencia duo set which includes two comfy relaxer chairs with built-in head rests and a handy small table with two…

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Moving out of my parents house for the first time was a big step for me but I’m proud of how well I’ve managed. If anything, life is much simpler! And quieter.. I love how peaceful my new home is despite it being in a more central location and my parents house was in a sleepy village. I’ve already shared with you my bedroom and kitchen room tours, so this is the dining room edition! I say dining room, it’s not actually a separate room, more of a dining ‘area’ on one side of the living room next to the…

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I didn’t do my monthly ‘Life in Instagram‘ post in November as I didn’t have too much going on. But then in December I had so much going on, as I’m sure everyone did because it was Christmas! I know it was a couple of weeks ago now so everyone is so over it, but I just wanted to share some photos from last month which are all Christmas related. I like looking back on these types of posts and hopefully you guys enjoy being nosey and seeing what I got up to too! Don’t forget to follow me on…

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