Lessons learned from Blogging and a decision point
I have now been a blog owner for 9 months! My very first post was at the end of November last year. I only really think of myself as a blogger from February this year though, when I started blogging following my move to my lovely home on the coast, about my work on my home and garden. In this post I’m sharing a little of my learnings so far, and asking for your help in deciding if, and how, the blog should move forward.
What’s blooming in July and creating a Garden Diary
It’s time for the monthly round-up of what’s happening in the garden! I’m now into that tricky time of trying to find days where I can work in the garden. For that I need 3 criteria to be met:
- Dry but not too hot
- Have the day free to work on the garden
- Be in the right mood for gardening
I’m discovering days where all 3 criteria are met are pretty hard to come by. Anyone else have that problem? I haven’t had many opportunities to do much this month, and my to do list is growing. At least I managed to plant my tomatoes and feed the fish! Read on for the round up:
How hard can it be to find a statement light???
Any blog followers will know that I recently committed to a house rewire. As part of the rewire, I opted to buy the new lights for the entire house and get them fitted straightaway. However, one particular light set me off on something of a quest. Who knew it would be so hard to find a statement light for the hallway?
Planning a Scheme for the Home Office
Back in May, I showed you the pictures of the room which is intended to become the home office. I then called in electricians to ask about moving the overhead light and adding a few more power sockets.
One thing led to another and here we are, 2 months on and a full house re-wire later! The office got temporarily delayed whilst planning the lights for the entire house in a hurry (see my post on lighting deliberations here and my post on whether to go for a rewire here) and packing up as much as possible to make way for the electricians. The upshot is, I have nice new power points everywhere, but a lot of holes to patch as well.
What’s Blooming in June?
It’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day time! This month I’m relying on the fact that the garden has done a good job of springing to life without much, or even any, help from me. I have been completely distracted by the grand re-wire project, which you can read about here. So the garden has been somewhat neglected this month. But read on to see what’s happening. Isn’t this a fabulous way of keeping a diary of your garden throughout the seasons? And also of reminding yourself what you need to do, which in my case is now a LOT of weeding!
To Re-wire or not to Re-wire?
When I posted about my research into light, I was researching in the expectation that lights would get installed as and when I re-decorated the rooms. At the same time I started consulting electricians with my list of requirements, which was quite extensive…. I was initially just wanting to move the overhead light and add some more sockets into the home office so I could progress from planning the home office to actually doing something in the room! But the job has grown and I have opted for the full re-wire! Read on for things to consider when planning electrical work in your home.