Discovering Wellingborough : Sywell

Hello Everyone! 
So I thought that I would create a new series for the blog. 
I have just moved to Wellingborough, but I have no idea about anything that resides in it. So I thought that I would do a little series on my discoveries. 
Our first adventure was Sywell Country Park. 

Luke and I worked out that its only five minutes away from our house
As you know, in the old flat we had a park on our doorstep so we miss being able to go for random walks when we feel like we need to escape. 

The park has a massive lake, forest area and green fields surrounding it. After spending five years in the town centre, I'd forgotten how much I have missed open green spaces. 
I grew up in village areas, and moving to closed tight spaces was a real culture shock. 
The new house backs on to farmland, I see it when I leave and come home from work and I absolutely love it.  I also can see the stars at night as there is no light pollution. Its just wonderful.

We found a massive tree in the middle that reminded …

Its Time For The First Post Of 2019!

Hellooooo Everyone, 
Happy New Year!  (It's still ok to say that right?)
I thought that it was time to come back to the Hideaway after a New Year break / Adjustment period in the new house. 

I have to admit that I had forgotten how much organisation and energy a house move took, not only that but we decided to do it in the festive period... which again is a busy and exhausting time. 
Since January 1st, we have been finding our rhythm and getting into various routines, with work, the cats, unpacking, exploring etc. 
This has meant that time has been flying and by the time I come to sit down to write.... my brain is tired and I find that my eyes are closing. 

It doesn't help that it is dark in the mornings and dark at nights as well. I'm less productive in the Winter. 
But its time to come back. 
Times actually a rather weird concept.... We spent months waiting for news, having weekends and evenings drag , 
to now in which they have starting flying again. We actually began to hate …


Hello Everyone, 
I thought that I would write a little post of reflection towards the past year. 
Here are my best nine of Instagram in 2018 

So, I guess if we look at these, the main themes are Vegan Food, The new house, Cats and Dressing up like Pikachu 
I think that because from August to December was stressful that I had forgotten about all the good that 2018 bought. 
When I edited my best of 2018 video, I realised that I had been to The Peak district, Hastings, Chichester, London and Milton Keynes and various parts of Northampton all on adventures.... 

I'm glad to see the back of the year as I am so excited to see what 2019 could bring.
 We currently have a blank canvas of a house and we cannot wait to make it in a comfy little Hideaway for us. 
I'm looking forward to truly shutting the world away in our home and rediscovering myself for a bit. 
I've set goals to try and get myself back to where I was five years ago, when I was more confident, more self sufficient and thinner …

Christmas and The Festive Period

Hello Everyone!
I hope that you all have had an amazing Christmas and are looking forward to the New year. 
I thought that I would let you all know what we have been up to!

So obviously moving five days before Christmas was always going to be a little stressful. 
But as I already had the festive period booked off,  I have had a couple of weeks to make our house into a home. 

We are very aware that in purchasing our first home that its very much a marathon and not a sprint in finding forever furniture...
We also need to get carpets installed as quickly as we can as the house came without it. 
But I think we have made a decent head start. 

We managed to get the tree up before the big day so it felt festive in here. 
On the big day itself, we stayed at home instead of going elsewhere which was a nice first for us. 
We had a buffet instead of a big meal as we were still without vital Kitchen stuff. 
It suited us as well as we were very tired and it was the first day that we stopped unpacking and all…

New Years Resolutions 2019 & January Goals

Hello Everyone! 

I thought that as I had already decided on how I wanted to go into the new year in terms of goals, that  I would reveal them early. 

As you all know, I am a massive fan of setting and trying to achieve goals throughout the month but due to having to shift my focus.... I neglected a couple of 2018's. 
So its time to restart and recharge for 2019. 
I will start with my New Years Resolutions / Yearly Goals

Luke and I moved into our first owned home in December so I wanted to have some goals that reflected doing up own new home. 
I also wanted to try and improve our financial situation as we become responsible adults.
I recently uploaded a video in which I showed our move and a tour of the new house :


These Goals are as follows: 
To be Overdraft free by June (without going into amounts) 

To Carpet the house completely by 31st December 2019

To enjoy the house and to stay in more aka save some money! 

To achieve proper savings by December 2019 
I wanted to se…