“Things got a little bit hectic…. Covid. A full house renovation. Work. A puppy to look after…. the list goes on. Alas, Madelaineblogs took the brunt of it. Again.”

HI! HELLO! HOLA! How are you? What’s been going on?!

This is a very BIG hello, and a very, very overdue one at that! It’s been a while hasn’t it?! I’m not even sure how it’s almost been a year since I checked in on here… *Gulp.* I’m sorry!

What can I say?! Things got a little bit hectic.

Covid. A full house renovation. Work. A puppy to look after…. the list goes on. Alas, Madelaineblogs took the brunt of it. Again.

Things were going so well over here and excitement levels were high. The house renovation was in full swing, with a post here and there filling you in on all the juicy details of #renolife, along with a couple of mood boards showing you how I dreamt of the new spaces to look. Our dreamy snug-to-be. Our moody downstairs toilet. And then, silence…

Eek! But I’m here. Madelaineblogs.com is back. And we have a lot to catch up on.

What’s been going on?

As you can imagine, there’s been a lot going on since I last checked in here. From family updates, to progress on the house. In short…

The extension work finished. We moved back in just before Christmas (although the rest of the house is still an ongoing project). We’ve had ample dog walks. Another lockdown. A few staycations. Seaside day trips. A couple of fancy dinners out. A hell of a lot of dust, rubble and general mess to clear up. Puppy training. A lot of back-and-forths with decision-making. Stress. Laughs. Reno fatigue. Puppy surgery (twice). Pizza making. Photo taking. Family gatherings. A hen do. My sisters wedding, and enjoyed a little trip abroad… phew!

What to expect from here on out…

For starters, I think it’s only fair I bring you up to speed with all of the house work. If you follow me on Instagram, you’re bound to have seen more real-time updates on my stories, but there’s lots to say, and a lot more detail to share. So, if you have any burning questions or things you want to know about doing an extension, or renovation work in general – let me know and I’ll cover it.

I’ll also be sharing some more room mood boards with you – after all, the rest of the house is still very much a work-in-progress in terms of furnishings. I mean, we’ve only just had carpets fitted!

As usual, you can also expect to see life updates and general goings-on that I fill you in with as well. From trips out, recommendations, to fancy bakes or just a general natter!

I’m so excited to be back. I forgot just how GOOD this feels!

For now, I think I’ll leave this post here. A quick hello and a fleeting catch up (before I ramble on for way too long…) I promise I’ll be back very shortly...


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