All Change ~ 21-27/365 Photo Challenge

February is normally a pretty empty month... apart from Farrah's birthday and Valentines day, there's not much else going on... usually.

We have had a pretty manic two weeks! At the beginning of the month I basically begged on Facebook for someone to give my other half a new job. It was pretty much a virtual S.O.S to get him out of a hateful position in a firm which undervalued and underpaid it's staff and in 3.5 years has caused all manners of health and personal problems. It paid off!

He had an interview at a new firm on the 6th and was offered the position on the Monday and started his new role on Tuesday 17th.  I finally feel like I can relax a little now he is somewhere new. It means no more night shifts, more pay and it means that he won't be going ahead with his British Army application, which was the utmost last resort.

Both girls seem to be going through a phase were fighting is pretty much the order of the day, every day. This week especially has been tough. Usually, they will play together quite nicely while I do the bits and bobs I need to do. Yesterday morning I got both girls washed and dressed and had every intention of getting to the shops to buy some necessities and then arriving home for 12.00 so that we could have lunch, Lana could nap and I could start sorting through the huge amount of clothing that no longer fits them. It took 3 hours to get myself ready to leave after a morning full of tantrums. I had just about had a breakdown by the time I actually set foot out of the front door.  As much as I am an advocate of small age gaps among siblings and it is amazing 90% of the time, it definitely has it's moments when I wonder what the hell I was thinking.

Thankfully I have a close-knit group of mummies on Facebook who have been together for over 2.5 years, so there is pretty much always someone going through the same or similar to make you feel better.

On top of this curveball my little ladies have thrown me, nearly two weeks ago I thought it would be a fabulous idea to decorate the dining room, which has been in desperate need of some TLC for a long time.  I started it nearly two weeks ago and although the decorating is done it's still not finished due to having to stop literally every two minutes to tend to a little person's need(s).

I only have the furniture left to do now, which is the part I was looking forward to most. I ordered some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint after spending weeks looking for a way to upcycle furniture in the laziest way possible. And I have to say, although it is pretty expensive for such a small tin plus the wax, it is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. I'm waiting until this weekend to finish the dining room table and bookcase so that it can be done in peace while daddy takes over the parenting duties. I'm not going to say much more about that because I want to do a post on it soon.

A lot of the pictures from the last 2 weeks are phone pictures (I know!) but i'm hoping to get back on track next week.


  1. Sounds like you've had quite a week! Congratulations on your other half in achieving a new job - I know it is tough out there, so good on him! Good luck on all the last bits of decorating too :) #treordinarymoments

  2. What a lovely set of colourful photos. It sounds like you have had an eventful and crazy couple of weeks but congratulations to your other half on the new job- it sounds exciting!

  3. My two girls bicker and fight too - it must be a sister thing!