So here we are. 2013. Last year was a massive year for me and it went sooooo fast!
So it's time I updated you all on what's been happening.
In my last post I mentioned that I'd sold my dad's house, well since then I've become mortgage and debt free, and still have a nice sum in the bank. We had our kitchen done. It was so old our kitchen - 24 years old and really was falling apart.
We chose pale cream units with black sapphire sparkly granite worktops. It's quite yummy.
We each had an amount to spend on ourselves. I chose to buy a new DSLR, a Canon 60D - I was debating between that and the 7D. I also bought a new lens, and a laptop.
The weekend before Christmas we went to the Harry Potter Warner Bros studio's in Leavesdon, London. It was fantastic. The Great Hall is amazing. Well worth a visit if any of you are debating about going.
I've also restarted my Project Life scrapbook as well. I will put photo's up of those pages when I've taken better pictures.
This post is picture heavy, sorry, lol. Click on a picture and then you'll see them bigger and beable to scroll through them all that way. Although you need to click the second picture for some reason...
The doorway to the Great Hall, directly behind the cinema screen. Amazing.
Me in the Great Hall.
Hogwarts gates - Matthew and me.
Mmmm, Christmas in the Great Hall.
Harry & Co's bedroom.
Lots of potions.
Justin and Matthew in Diagon Alley.
The model of Hogwarts. This is used for most of the outside scenes filmed from above or far away. It is stunning.
Our lounge this Christmas
Matthew and Elijah.
It took me ages to get the lighting right in this photo... but I did it!!
We kept our cooker as it's only two years old, and the stainless steel and black fitted in perfectly with the black granite sparkly worktops. The tap is a Brita water filter tap.
Of course I had to have a new washing machine as well. We also bought a new fridge freezer but it's titanium black and in an alcove so I didn't get a good photo of it.
The little area at the back is what used to be under the stairs. We had them fit it out and plaster it and it's an amazing little space which now houses the microwave, and tea and coffee making things. It has made such a difference.
The cupboard under the stairs before the refit.
Showing the floor tiles and a breakfast bar on the right. Not used as a breakfast bar, but there for another surface and to guide you around the wall unit so you don't bang into it, lol.