Our Easter in pictures, the Big Renovation Project and a little competition


Our Easter break was a whirlwind of family walks, gardening, binge TV watching and planning for our Big Renovation Project.
It’s an exciting but daunting time.
Our house project essentially means knocking the whole of the back of our house out and making the move to open-plan living.
It’s so exciting but oh the mess, the mess, the mess.
It will put a huge strain on us over the summer as our home is turned into a building site and we have to cram everyone and everything into various rooms.
But it will be totally worth it and we’re all just going to have to suck it up and take a deep breath!

We have thought about moving house but we love our little spot overlooking oak trees; we love the close proximity to school and friends for the children, the fact that just a ten minute walk away is the most beautiful countryside – and I have a silver birch in the back garden I’m not ready to give up yet!

So while the sun shone we threw open the back doors, pottered in the garden, got a lungful of fresh air and enjoyed all our rural surroundings have to offer.
Then we came home and cuddled up on the sofa in front of the TV.
We’re making the most of the calm, the lack of dust and workmen while we can!

Easter view across reservoir

Easter walk with the dog

Dog walk with Vizsla


And while all of that is just lovely, the next best thing for me as a middle-aged house proud mother was that I washed all our bedding and hung it out on the line to dry.
It is THE best part of spring being here now; the joy as you get into bed that evening and your duvet cover is crisp and smells of the outdoors.
On our bed we swapped our dark, heavy duvet cover for a white one that yells SPRING IS HERE and it felt like we’d had a complete room make over.

Is there anything finer than white bedding blowing in the breeze on your washing line, or is that just me!

Let’s be honest, it’s not going to look this fresh and inviting for a while now after the work starts as we will have to cram boxes and bodies in our room over the coming months as the building work creeps through the house.
But at least this week it’s an oasis of calm!

Freshly made bed


If you fancy getting your hands on some new bedding for the spring, I have a simple competition running over on Twitter to win a Slumberdown Sleepwell bundle: The winner gets to pick their choice of duvet size along with two pillows. Just tweet the following to enter:

[bctt tweet=”RT & follow for the chance to win a @SlumberdownUK Sleepwell bundle to celebrate spring #giveaway” username=”tara_cain”]

In my role as a brand ambassador for Slumberdown I’m all about fresh bedding and making where you sleep as comfortable and cosy as possible.
Here’s a fun video I made to showcase their washable pillows – another perfect excuse to get that bedding out on the washing line in the sunshine!

Terms & conditions:
The competition is open to residents of the UK, ROI, Channel Islands and Isle of Man only (sorry rest of the world) and those aged 18 and over.
The prize is for a Slumberdown Sleepwell set: 2 pillows and a duvet size of your choice. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
Entry is via Twitter. Only one entry per person, per day. 
The competition closes at midnight on Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
One winner will be chosen at random from all the entries after the closing date.
A winner will be informed within 7 days of the closing date and will need to respond within 14 days or a new winner will be chosen.
The winner’s name will be announced on Twitter.
The prize will be sent within 28 days of receiving the winner’s address.
This is a joint promotion between Sticky Fingers and Slumberdown.

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15 Responses to Our Easter in pictures, the Big Renovation Project and a little competition

  1. Tracey S Anderson says:

    Such a lovely giveaway! Thank you for the chance to enter. Fingers very tightly crossed X x

  2. Jane wright says:

    Looks like you had a lovely break out and about while having work done.. Nothing worse than watching your home being trampled and wrecked, even if it is all for the good!
    Loving the review of the slumberdown pillows, its something that is a bugbear of mine not being able to wash them as much as I would like, if at all sometimes. So this was good news to me.

    Thanks for the competition too..x

  3. Marion says:

    Fingers x 😀

  4. Soo Moon says:

    Great prize that I would love to win good luck everyone xxx

  5. Kelly cooper says:

    Thanks for the chance !

  6. lyn truman says:

    A really great prize. Thankyou.

  7. Lindsay Davies says:

    Fantastic giveaway! Thank you

  8. Jane Gorton says:

    Fantastic prize, retweeted. I would love to win your competition xxxxxxx

  9. Charlotte Easton says:

    Great competition, thank you. Enjoyed pictures of your renovation. Your dog is lovely – such a gorgeous colour. Following & Retweeted.

  10. Andrea Stiff says:

    All done count me in please.

  11. Susan Seymour says:

    lovely giveaway thankyou for the chance to win such a great giveaway ☺

  12. Sue Barton says:

    Thankyou, this is a lovely prize

  13. Teresa sheldon says:

    Lovely lovely prize fingers crossed xxx

  14. Teresa sheldon says:

    Lovely lovely prize fingers crossed x

  15. LORNA wil says:

    Just perfect!! This is what I need for a restful sleep!

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