Joyful New Yr to you all and welcome again to The Mad Home. I ended up taking a slightly longer break than scheduled nevertheless it has been beautiful to have a pause and a while for pondering. The builders are additionally again and work continues at a fee – one bed room is full, one is ready for its new window and radiator after which it, and ours, can have their flooring laid. In the meantime, as I kind, the cabinets are being ready for the books within the again half of the sitting room and the brand new again door goes in. Work on the lavatory begins in 10 days. It’s a frantic tempo however as all of the planning was finished nicely upfront it’s working fairly nicely.
In fact there are hiccups. The window for one of many bedrooms is the flawed measurement and must be remade, so as a substitute of being fitted immediately it will likely be the tip of the month when the sitting room home windows go in. It’s mildly inconvenient because the desk can’t be fitted till the window goes in as they sit subsequent to one another however even with all the most effective laid plans issues don’t all the time run fully like clockwork. It will likely be sorted by the tip of the month. Which is when work begins on the kitchen and pantry….
Anyway, I’ll, after all, hold you updated on all of this. Within the meantime what concerning the weblog in 2023? I’ve to confess to slight emotions of overwhelm final 12 months – as did many people I think about. I saved it going all through the lockdowns and throughout the pandemic and final 12 months – after we thought it was nearly over – there have been so many different issues taking place and naturally we had been promoting a home in opposition to this background which is up there within the pantheon of nerve-racking issues to do.
However transferring on from that, common readers will know that The Mad Husband and I’ve lengthy dreamt of a home in Italy. We had initially deliberate to downsize in London to a two mattress flat however issues occurred extra rapidly than we thought (an surprising supply on the home) which accelerated our plans and meant we nonetheless wanted a household dwelling. When the supply got here in on the London home we had assumed we’d transfer and spend some time searching for the fitting place in Italy over the subsequent 12 months or so. After which we discovered it. Fairly unexpectedly. So whereas I’m not going to share any extra particulars for now – negotiations and contracts are underway – I’ll let you know extra about that as quickly as I can. Which suggests, after all, there will probably be plenty of renovation content material coming your method this 12 months.
Ah sure, content material. The plan is as follows: Monday will stay as a dialogue of Lovely Rooms. It appears to segue into discussions of concepts and find out how to’s and so, I really feel, offers each inspiration and data in the identical place. Typically it will likely be only one room in depth so we will dive extra deeply into what works and what doesn’t.
Tuesdays will probably be reserved for brand new drops on Design Storey because it was in the direction of the tip of final 12 months. Whereas not one for brand new 12 months’s resolutions the plan is unquestionably to maintain that up to date extra repeatedly. I even have plans for some additional content material round that within the type of a publication however that’s for later within the 12 months.
Wednesdays will probably be for home renovation updates – I believe there’s sufficient occurring to maintain that going for some time and, as has beforehand, been the case, if there’s promoting or sponsored content material it would even be posted on a Wednesday however it will likely be clear what’s what.
I plan on Thursdays to only ship you a postcard from the podcast which is now weekly. This gives you a hyperlink to hear if you want and simply allow you to what we’re speaking about that week so, should you don’t subscribe, you possibly can dip out and in.
And Fridays will stay as The Househunter. Once more, it is a mixture of the enjoyment of wanting round different folks’s homes with some forensic dialogue of what works and hopefully offers a mixture of new concepts and data.
So I hope you’ll stick round for one more 12 months of all issues interiors. I’ve obtained tons to share and I’m, after all, all the time grateful and grateful in your continued engagement and readership of those pages. That is the eleventh 12 months of Mad About The Home and I’m excited for all of the plans and concepts that we’re going to find collectively.
PS: My new e book is out in April too. Extra on that nearer the time…. I’m simply ready for the advance copy to reach now. However should you do need to pre-order then the hyperlink is above.
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