Never one to polish a turd (although ALWAYS an advocate of rolling it in glitter) I realised that although I do bare a lot on Instagram about my everyday life I have never really told you much about me and how I got to this point of thinking that a blog might actually get read by someone other than my dad! I mean dad if you are reading this firstly apologies for the use of ‘turd’ and also can you log in and out loads of times so it looks like its been read more than once? Ta.
So mainly I’ve never done this because I didn’t think anyone would care (Still don’t) but I guess if you are reading this then perhaps you do want to know a little more about the girl behind the squares……..
So lets go back to the days before smart phones were invented and I was local snake champ…..
I’m Lucy, a 30 something mother of 3 who gets her kicks from interiors and gin. Scandi interiors and Scottish gin to be more precise.
I studied Law at Newcastle University but realised very early on that a career in law wasn’t for me (some of my best naps to date happened in Tort Law lectures) and then fell into a career in surveying by doing a Masters (basically because I didn’t want to leave university) and then getting a training contract in London with one of the big boys in the City.
Okay if I’m honest another reason for why I became a surveyor is that I read somewhere that only 14% of the workforce were female and so two things immediately sprung into my devious little mind – I would get to go to work with A LOT of men and also they would probably need to give me a job in order to fill some sort of quota! True and….. yeah probably true!
Whilst living in London I met my husband. He was dressed as a woman when I met him, it was Halloween so we will let him off. But what does that say about me?! Anywho, we got chatting, had a cheeky pash and I bet my friend £5 I would never see him again……
I moved from London to Somerset 9 years ago and love it here. I’m originally from Edinburgh and think one day we will probably end up living back in Scotland. My husband doesn’t know this. Let’s keep that one to ourselves okay?
We bought the house we are currently in over 3 years ago. To be honest I absolutely hated it when we viewed it but my husband talked me round as it is in the right location and has plenty of space. I mean apart from that it was completely revolting inside and needed everything changing! The house was built in the late 1930’s and featured many an interesting colour combination like peach walls, sorry ‘Jamaica gold’ , with green carpet and faux marble pistachio coloured bathroom units, you get the sorry picture! But I will go into the house in more detail in my series of renovation posts which will timeline the whole renovation.
My children are aged 5, 3, and 11 months and are pretty darn lovely! But equally I have never known stress like it and find parenting far more difficult than my day job. It might be something to do with the mess, I hate mess, I hate clutter and my goodness kids create both my the bucket load don’t they? I wish I could be a bit more laid back about it and not let it bother me so much but it does and I can’t! And that’s why I love gin.
I started posting interior pictures on Instagram in early 2017 because we had nearly finished most of the work in the house and I wanted to show what we had achieved as up until then the whole process had proved so stressful I wanted to share the end results and enjoy it! I was, and frankly still am, completely shocked that people who aren’t related to me actually follow me and as I write this I have over 69,000 amazing followers many of whom I now call friends all because of this tiny app on my phone. It blows my tiny, sleep-deprived and gin-muddled mind.
Righto I won’t keep you any longer, thanks for reading and hopefully you feel you now know me a bit better.
Oh one more thing, I have horrible underwear that never matches and is about 10 years old. One of my bra straps is literally knotted together as it snapped about 2 years ago. I pray every day that i’m not involved in a terrible accident as I genuinely think the sexy docs who treat me will be absolutely horrified by the state of my undergarments. Glad I shared that gem with you!