JANUARY DAYS – DETAILS AND HAPPENINGS

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Words for a new yearOur January days are sailing along, it’s frosty outdoors and the garden is asleep. Nothing to be done there for a while. We have got our lounge to the stage where folk need to come in to help. The wall is down, the kitchen removed, the bathroom semi-demolished. The fire is being fitted (right now) and a plasterer needs to be recruited. We have finally been forced into one working room, with all our plants one comfy chair and one cat.Laine MagazineThe other cat has chosen solitary confinement in the bedroom. Away from all the drilling and hammering. Even with all the renovations, this month has been calmer. Gathering our thoughts and ideas for the shop and having a spare hour here and there to catch up with friends. Taking time to relax and read a page or two of some of the books and magazines – we have stacked up all over the house. Laine is my new favourite thing. Bookshelves are top of the storage wish list.Taking down interior walls Under siege in the office!I am having fun searching for quotes to compliment the seasons and months of the year. Popping them up on my letter board to keep me inspired. Chaos with plants feels jungle like and not too overwhelming, although my computer screen is partially obscured by a homeless fern right now.Two of my lovesFresh air walks have taken us to the local beach and reclamation yard, I fell in love with painted and peeling fireplaces, no need for one in the house but maybe for the garden? I had tried to find one last spring that was small enough to put in the tea shed, but no luck.Low tide at Pett Level East Sussex Reclamaition yard treasure We take turns to put our feet up in the comfy chair, Wallis sometimes graces a lap with her presence. But mostly she just meows until we let her have the whole chair to herself. It is a battle of wills. Sometimes she retreats to the box of odd packing paper scraps instead. I hope your week has treated you well? We’re off to get some logs for the fire! xWallis cat

15 Comments
  • Julieta Lucca
    January 19, 2017

    Such beautiful photos, specially of the kitties! Winter comes through so effortlessly and warm in this pictures… x

  • Flora Emay
    January 19, 2017

    It’s nice to hear what you guys have been up to :) Your January sounds like there’s lots of busy-ness happening around you, but it still sounds like there’s a nice balance of creating and productivity with some rest too! :) I’d love a walk along the beach right now… my boyfriend and I live so far from the coast that it’s probably not quite the kind of drive you’d do in a day… so maybe we can make a weekend of it soon!

    I hope you guys soon get to sprawl out into your other rooms as they’re slowly completed – that fireplace will be lovely in the evening, no doubt :)

    Flora

    http://www.theeverchanginghome.com

    • JeskaHearne
      January 20, 2017

      Thanks Flora, two rickety chairs and a pallet wood table that the log burner arrived on – is the room decor for now ha! I have been trying to get my camera out as much as possible even if it is to snap the rubble. Have a cosy weekend ;)

  • Jessica Large
    January 20, 2017

    You make loving in a construction zone sound so beautiful and cozy! I hope your painted and peeling fireplace dreams will come true. ❤

    • JeskaHearne
      January 20, 2017

      Thank you, Jessica – not long now. Have a magical Friday!

  • woodenwindowsills
    January 20, 2017

    I’m so looking forward to being in this position too!! We have so many renovations to do and I’m seriously excited! Just need to get in there first and foremost! Plus, blimey, I see what you mean about all the plants in one room!! Alice xx

    http://www.woodenwindowsills.co.uk

    • JeskaHearne
      January 20, 2017

      Oooh exciting – when are you moving in? :)

      • woodenwindowsills
        January 20, 2017

        Hopefully, fingers crossed, next weekend! We’re just waiting for the mortgage to come through then we can exchange and move in!! :) xxx

        • JeskaHearne
          January 20, 2017

          Hooray! I am super excited for you – nothing like the day you get the keys and walk in through a new door for the first time! x

  • Alison Reeves
    January 29, 2017

    Wallis is beautiful. Must be so lovely when she snoozes on your lap. Hope the renovations continue to go well. Your typo, “moths of the year” amused me. I imagined a Rifle Paper Co calendar of them (I’m not being a pedant, I swear!). Your blog continues to inspire me. Thanks, Jeska xx

    • JeskaHearne
      February 2, 2017

      It is SOOO lovely. I with I could find a different moth for each month of the year!
      Thanks for the heads up ;)

  • elvis robertson
    February 3, 2017

    Ha I did chuckle when you popped up on my sadly neglected blog! How on earth did anyone know I’d been on there?! Thanks so much and maybe I will look into wordpress. What a great start to the year you’re having. I can’t wait to see what you’re doing with the house, it’s going to be so beautiful and inspirational. And thanks for prompting me to look further afield than instagram, I’ve been hibernating for way too long! xxx elvis

    • JeskaHearne
      February 3, 2017

      Yay! Hello Elvis! I am waiting impatiently for the plaster to dry! ;)

      • elvis robertson
        February 3, 2017

        Yes I know that feeling, it’s agony. But all the good bits come next! By the way I’m going to be sat here with my mind blown at the overwhelming machine that is wordpress tonight! Bit scary but I’m very tempted. Enjoy looking at your new walls and hatching plans and.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! xxx