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Life, Lately

I feel like amongst my posts about weekends away, and health and fitness updates, I haven't really checked in and given a bit of a general life update, and I have this weird feeling that you're all collectively out there feeling like you're missing out on the real minutiae of my life, like "Hey, Rosie, we know you went to Norwich and stopped eating ricecakes and light philadelphia, but tell me about what you've been doing on the days when you haven't been gallavanting around the country - like, what's your kitchen looking like - and, have you worn shorts this weekend?" SO I will give you what you so obviously want and tell you about all these things and more (nb. I jest, I know you don't really care about my kitchen but I'm going to tell you anyway).

So today was a very big exciting day in the Tapping-Wright household (that's me and Tom, fact fans) - the day of the great kitchen fitting.  When I left for work this morning the kitchen looked like this...

Old kitchen

And when I arrived home it looked... the same.  I am actually unconvinced the kitchen fitter came today - he came round to collect a key at 9am and said he was coming back but I'm not entirely sure he did.  Confusing and slightly anti-climatic first day of KITCHEN WEEK.

So my conservatory currently still looks like this - i.e. full of kitchen items with no room for our conservatory furniture.  And the rest of the house is full of cardboard boxes full of kitchenware.  I'm not going to lie, it's making me slightly antsy, I like order and neatness, not clutter and boxes! It is taking over most of our house at the moment as we seem to have an awful lot of non-kitchen related clutter and boxes too - I think we need a major clearout.

Conservatory

Luckily we have a utility room which isn't being refitted which is now housing the kettle, toaster and smoothie maker, as, if I wasn't able to have my morning green tea and green smoothie (in my still green kitchen) I might not actually be able to go to work.  

Aside from packing the entire kitchen into cardboard boxes this weekend, I still found time to enjoy the sunshine.  I came home from work on Friday and immediately put shorts and flip flops on and went and sat in the garden - it was fab (see, I told you I'd share a shorts update with you).


On Friday night we went out for a friend's birthday in nearby Highcliffe and ate muchos pizza.  I had a pulled pork, chorizo, egg and onion pizza which was pretty darned good.  I took a picture, but pizza is one of those things that really doesn't photograph well isn't it? It's a very unphotogenic instagram food.  It's no pancakes, or red velvet cake is it?  Sorry, pizza. Hope I haven't hurt your feelings.

On Saturday I had a beach day with my friend Kate and one of her little girls, Daisy.  It was one of the best days I've had in ages - we walked to the beach and had a picnic of bagels, Pringles and blueberries and then Daisy and Kate made sandcastles whilst I took some snaps.

Beach day
Daisy

We then went for a longer walk, with a little stop on the way for tea and cake - well we had to keep our energy levels up!  Saturday night was for getting stuck into the second series of Orange is the New Black on Netflix and having an early night after all that walking and sunshine!

Sunday was mostly for packing up the kitchen, but we did escape briefly to go to Sainsbury's (another update I know you couldn't have lived without).  I snapped this picture on my phone of Mare's Tails cloud formation (Cirrus uncinus don'tcha know) - no filter required, such a beautiful day.


One more quick update - make sure you check out the new sk:n clinic site 'Find Your Future Face' where you can find out what life might be like in 50 years time and future-proof your life (and your skin!) by getting dermatologist recommendations and advice - it's really interesting.  To celebrate their launch they've also very kindly given me some of their products to road test so I'm excited to be sharing those with you over the coming weeks.  Have you tried any of their products?

Sk:n products

So, what's new with you? How's your kitchen this week? Have you worn shorts? Tell all!

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18 comments

  1. Looking forward to seeing how you get on with those products, I really need to start thinking about future proofing my skin haha! And yes I have definitely been in shorts this week, Italy has shot up to 35 degrees with 60% humidity and I feel like I am going to die. No melodrama here of course. xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua Italy

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  2. I totally enjoyed your writing style in this post, such a shame about the kitchen fitter, how odd! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend and that photo of the clouds is beautiful, I've never seen anything like it! x

    What Rachael Wrote

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  3. So looking forward to seeing your kitchen! The worst part of having work done is the mess and not having it feeling like your home. Hate clutter!

    Daisy x
    www.cupcakesandcherries.com

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  4. Rosie, I love your little updates :) That beach day looks amazing - I would so much rather have been doing that than shopping at the weekend (it was far too hot!). My kitchen is the same as always (mostly brown, but fully functional!) and I haven't been wearing shorts (but I have been wearing my jumpsuit which is my favourite summer thing!).

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  5. Lovely post - so true about pizza not being an instagram photogenic food! My kitchen is...pretty much the same but a little cleaner after a deep belated spring cleanse, and I am wearing shorts right now!

    Love the photos from the beach.

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  6. Such a lovely post :) I hate clutter too - drives me insane! I didn't realise you had tattoos on your legs/feet! They're awesome! xo

    amber love

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  7. That picture of the clouds is beautiful! Can't wait to see the kitchen once it's all done! The chaos will end at some point, then you'll have a fab new kitchen, try to keep reminding yourself of that :)

    Popcorn & Polka Dots



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  8. We've just moved so I feel your boxes pain. Looking forwards to seeing what kitchen you're having. I've handed the kitchen refitting over to Jim so god knows what we'll end up with.
    Also wish we'd had shorts weather up here but alas, no such luck!

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  9. Just think...one more day you'll just *have* to go out for dinner or get a takeaway or have someone else cook for you! X

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  10. I feel you on the clutter. We just had are kitchen redone along with the flooring and baseboards in the entire house; it was quite a mess. Having to pack everything away in boxes and live without a kitchen for a month was extremely trying at times. Hope you love yours as much as we do!

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  11. Ooo let us know what the skin products are like, I'd love to know!!

    Rhianna xxxxx

    (www.robowecop.com)

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  12. Aww it's so exciting getting a new kitchen or anything else really in your room. I've just moved into a new flat and we really need to do the kitchen. I'll post some pictures on my blog when it's done :).
    Love the picture of the clouds too.....I was just talking about those kind of clouds on Sunday :).
    www.kirsty-y.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  13. We moved almost 3 months ago and we're still unpacking boxes! I feel your clutter-based pain!
    www.halfway-home.co.uk

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  14. Those cirrus clouds are completely gorgeous! I couldn't stop snapping pictures of the sky this weekend :)

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

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  15. I adore posts like this, I'm so nosy! Those pictures on the beach are beautiful :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  16. I've just dont that Future Face quiz and it's terrifying how different the world might be in 50 years haha! Hope you're ok anyway petal and loving life :) ♥ Claire at Jazzpad

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  17. I feel your kitchen related pain. I am living in a house full of cardboard boxes and dust. We don't have a conservatory or utility room so we literally have everything in our living & dining rooms, it is slowly driving me crazy! I keep telling myself that it will be worth it... xx

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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