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Hallway Makeover at OneandSeventy | The World of Suzy Homemaker - www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk @SuzyHomemakerUK

Walls – PAINTED

Hideous orange varnish – GONE

Lights – BLOODY GORGEOUS!

No word of a lie, I have been making over OneandSeventy's hallway for EVER... in my head at least. But now, it's actually starting to come together for real and I am SO excited to share our progress so far.

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The World of Suzy Homemaker's Christmas Decorations 2015 | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Welcome to Christmas 2015 at OneandSeventy! Not only am I still in shock that it's December (where did the year go?), but would you believe we hadn't even seen the back of November and our tree was up already, the mantel was dressed and the twinkly lights were... well, twinkling?

I know. Who am I and what have I done with The Grinch? 

It's true. I'm not one for Christmas (especially before December!), but I did make a conscious effort this year to get cracking early on the decorations. It's my favourite part of the Season and I was determined to take my time and enjoy the process, rather than stress myself out trying to get everything done in a day. Just as well I did really, because both the tree and the mantel have been dressed, undressed, and re-dressed more than once!

For 26 years, my yardstick for the beginning of Christmas has been our son's Birthday. So, now that Number 1 has aged another year, I am delighted to declare Christmas at OneandSeventy officially <drumroll> open!

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DIY No Cold Callers Sign | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

It's been a funny old week. It started in recovery from a whisky-fuelled weekend in Edinburgh and ended up on the sofa with a hot water bottle, nursing a bad back and catching up on recorded tellybox.

Oh and then there was good old Barney, who stormed through our back garden taking a rather large rhododendron with him. To be fair, the shrub was already dead, having been ravaged by frosts the year we moved into OneandSeventy, but the structure it provided in the garden will be sorely missed... especially by the Honeysuckle and Sweet Peas I started growing up it this summer. *sigh*

C'est la vie.

On the bright side, the recent spell of squally weather has seen fewer doorstep marketers hawking their wares. Although that could also have something to do with the rather unique sign on our front door!

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The Witch at OneandSeventy's Halloween Home Tour 2015 | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

Halloween has officially left the building.

Boo!

But before Samhain disappears entirely, my 2015 Halloween journey would not be complete without a virtual home tour.

The Witch at OneandSeventy's Halloween Home Tour 2015 | www.suzy-homemaker.co.uk

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Sit for a Spell - A Halloween chair makeover with free template | The World of Suzy Homemaker

I can't believe Samhain is only a few days away. Blimey! This year is whizzing past! It feels like only yesterday I started all my Halloween projects and now, I'm almost finished.

Soon I'll be on to the best bit. Decorating the house. Yay! I can't wait! Even though I am full of cold courtesy of Beloved and feeling pretty pants. Boo!

By way of an apology, he has offered to help ready OneandSeventy for all those Trick or Treaters. It *may* involve getting out his drill.

That'll learn him.

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