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A Little Catch Up

a blog catch up with kezzabeth

Whilst the blog's been a little bit quiet lately, life has actually been really busy! The home renovations are really hectic at the moment and I'm ridiculously behind on posts! Doing pretty much all the work ourselves is really draining, we desperately want things to move faster, but of course we don't want to compromise on quality either. And quality = time.


So, to give ourselves a little break we took a two week break away and went off to Cambodia with a couple nights either side in Bangkok. It wasn't the most relaxing getaway, anyone who's been to Bangkok will know how crazy busy it is (not your peaceful getaway there!) and whilst Cambodia was a world away from Bangkok, we both ended up getting quite sick after eating/drinking something during a food-inclusive tour. I'd love to say we didn't let it get the better of us, but it was quite unpleasant and did mean a few days in the hotel and a week of being off-food which really sucked since we love Asian food. Despite this, we did have a wonderful time. We only missed out on one planned activity (grr!) but we met loads of lovely people and experienced so much more. Cambodia didn't have my heart in the same way Thailand did from our last vacation, but it is an incredible country and definitely worth seeing if you like to travel and see the world.

Real Life Cambodia

Whilst we were away, Grant and I also got engaged. It wasn't a total shock, we have been together for seven(plus!) years, lived together for six, and bought and renovated two houses together. Let's face it, after all that we always knew we would be lifelong partners ;) The idea of being married makes me very happy, but truth be told, I'm not really that keen on the whole "wedding" thing. You know, the expense, the formalities, the picture perfect decor, the dramatic dress, the day of you being the centre of attention. Actually the latter is probably the whole reason for my lack of interest. I'm a real introvert, I'm shy, I feel really awkward around too many people and I hate (with a passion!) being in the limelight in any sense. I had always said I never wanted a wedding that resembled anything of a wedding. Does that make me sound like a total grouch? I've been to some lovely weddings over the last few years, but I can't help feeling the whole thing just isn't for me. We wont be planning anything anytime soon and you don't have to worry about the blog turning into a DIY wedding zone either ;)

Whilst we were away we also celebrated our five years of homeownership! I think I may do a separate post on our five years of home owning - but five damn years, it certainly makes me feel old! It also makes me realise how much of my life I've spent renovating... Does it ever end? (Here's us a few months after buying our first home, and yep, we were still renovating back then!)

renovating a home at age 20

So that's where I've been for the last few weeks and what's been happening too. I'm back in the UK  now with my two little spaniels (who obviously totally missed me!) and I'm feeling fresh and ready to crack on with our renovations.  I have heaps to share over the coming weeks, but if you'd like to stay more up-to-date with my current renovations, be sure to follow me over on Instagram here!

My hope for the next few months is to have the kitchen finished before summer ends - might be time to wish us luck ;) ...Watch this space!

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