I’m Emily. Ems to most, M or Buggy to my husband and loolies to my Mum & Dad.
30. Wife to Timmy. 2 sisters Georgina and Harriet, 1 brother Oliver, 1 golden retriever Twiggy (named after the model, because she had long legs as a puppy)… and a partridge in a pear tree.
Currently renovating our Georgian home in Hambrook, South Gloucestershire which is on the northern fringe of Bristol.
Having always been creative, over the last 10 years my career (which isn’t creative at all) has taken a priority. Whilst renovating our cottage in Frenchay Village over the last 5 years and then more recently when planning for our September Wedding in 2015, this reignited my passion for interiors, design, DIY, making, flowers and sewing.
Since our Wedding Timmy and I have been desperately trying, so far unsuccessfully, to conceive our first baby… over the last 23 months we have been patiently waiting month after month and unfortunately as yet had no luck… we have had initial tests which have stated that there isn’t anything immediately wrong (“unexplained infertility”), however, we have just been referred to a fertility specialist and are awaiting our first appointment… It has been a very emotional, trying time and at first, I kept a lot of my feelings to myself because it was hard and embarrassing… not to mention there was a time I couldn’t physically discuss it without becoming an emotional wreck.
That’s when I turned to Instagram; I took comfort (it’s like therapy!!) being able to write down in words what I was feeling and at the same time finding that there was a whole underworld, community of others who were experiencing similar issues and also struggling on their own individual journeys in whatever form they may be… baby loss, IVF, age, PCSOs, endometriosis, I could go on… what I’ve realised is that life isn’t perfect, despite what some of those insta accounts may depict, behind the tiles everyone’s got their own stuff going on.
From Instagram I found blogging, it seemed the natural progression given that is just another platform to write more stuff down… right? This blog will reflect on some of our past projects whilst hopefully documenting some of the new ones… stay tuned!