Thursday, November 3, 2016

Life Update: Cats, DIY & Christmas


Currently I'm living in my flat in London surrounded by a mass of paint pots, no lampshades, no sofa and I'm not going to lie, I'm having a bit of a mare when it comes to my life at the moment. I've always been one of those super organized people. I like to know when things happen a week before, I like to plan, arrange, organize, and structure, but this is the one time that nothing has ever gone to plan! I've got tilers who bring the wrong coloured tiles, I've got decorators who said that they can't do half the things we've asked them to do, and I've got companies who don't turn up to deliver things. I've finally got my mum over who has taken over a little bit of the project, but we're realizing just now, how much more stuff we need to do to the flat, saying that my new flatmate moves in next week? Mild panic (but also much excitement). On a brighter note, this does mean more white walls and perhaps even a flat decor blog post? 

Apart from the flat, which I know everyone at work is getting tired of hearing about 'silicone' 'copper' and me comparing myself to Nick Knowles, I've been thinking about the long process of adopting a cat. Currently that doesn't seem very likely, mainly because of the whole flat situation. I've always grown up with cats, and to me I can't really imagine living without one! Of course this is not something I will just go out and do, I know cats take a lot of time, effort and money. This is something I'm thinking about in 2 years time. I will need to think about the cats happiness especially because it is a flat etc so sometimes it is only fair to get a cat if they need to be indoors for example if they are deaf, blind or have feline aids etc.Something to really think about perhaps later on!

We're also nearing to Christmas time, and yes, I have zero shame. It got to 3 degrees today and finally wore a scarf (without nearly passing out on the tube), Costa coffee brought out their Christmas cups today and I've already seen my first Christmas tree as well. This has most definitely got me in the mood for Christmas, mainly because I'll be heading home back to Zurich for a whole 10 days. Going home for Christmas is one of my all time favourite part of the years, mainly because Switzerland = White Christmas (well usually), getting to spend time with my two kitties and basically becoming a slob and reliving my teenage years of having my parents cook for me (finally I'll be able to eat something other than pasta). 

It's been a massively busy time at work as well so I'm looking forward to having time off at Christmas relaxing and really looking forward to when my flat will finally be all finished. Let me know how you deal with everything basically falling all on top of you and when you think you're literally about to pull your hair out! Hopefully this would have all calmed down by the next week but will of course keep updated on all things Silicone and tile based ;) 

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  1. Me & my long time boyfriend just bough a house (not in London as we can't offer ...but we currently live in London) but near Oxford , we don't have the key just yet but we are stressing already about all the stuff to buy, redecorating etc...and also I am 6 months pregnant ! but yet we are so happy to finally get our 1st place ! so exciting! So I know what you mean...and you should so get a cat !

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. hahaha thankfully I haven't bought this flat either, it's my parents but I'm doing it up! It's just a lot of stress and my god, I can't believe you're doing it pregnant, seriously that's amazing! The problem is just the deliveries and having to take time off work! xx

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  2. Wow! Sounds like you have been crazily busy - how exciting that you are decorating and preparing your new flat. It won't be long and you'll be back in Switzerland - so jealous of the white Christmas. Also, you should definitely get a cat!!!!

    Suitcase and Sandals Blog XX

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    1. It's been so busy that I feel I've sadly let my blogging down wah! But thank you Hannah!! Hopefully soon it will all be sorted and then I can relax at Christmas (fingers crossed it snows!) xx

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  3. I've wanted for a cat for aggeeees, hopefully we both get one!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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    1. I adore my two at home but I just feel like the flat is a little lonely (although now I have my new sofas I'm not so sure I want one!!) xx

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  4. The costa christmas cups are literally soooo cute, I need one - also hope the flat gets sorted out soon, hate it when things don't go to plan!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. It's like the worst thing as I'm always just a planned and organized freak! xx

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  5. I'm so excited for christmas too- it also gets me in the DIY spirit haha!
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Hahha Christmas is making it all worth it! xx

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  6. Oh god Caroline, it does sound like a mare! I'm exactly like you, I like to know when everything is going to happen and have things planned in advance, and when it doesn't go to plan, panic creeps in. I cannot wait till christmas and I'm glad your mum's home, they're the best and I'm sure she'll take it all under control and it'll all be sorted before you know it!! Good Luck with everything X Have a lovely day :)

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    1. It's awful I have been on my air-mattress for two weeks now! Well she was only over for 3 days so it wasn't unfortunately that helpful! There will definitely be a post all about the ordeal! xx

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  7. I really hope you can adopt a cat soon! Even though I am a dog person, I adore all animals and I would definitely adopt a cat if I moved to a flat by myself.

    I'm happy you are doing great!
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    Ana
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    1. I love them too, they just make a home much more cosy personally! xx

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  8. I am already in the Christmas spirit! Lovely post!
    Grace xx
    http://gracexkate.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hahah same here! I want to hang up the tinsel already! xx

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  9. I'm also feeling "xmasyyy" and yeah, adopt the cat, it'll change your life. I got my little girl (Arya) about 2 month ago and since then I'm a different person. They are truly beautiful creatures. <3

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