Me & Mine {January 2017}

And here we are – the first month of Me & Mine for the year! A whole month of 2017 done already and it feels like it was Christmas only yesterday. The photos for this post were taken literally an hour ago and aren’t the best. With this being my third year of Me & Mine I have come to realise and accept that our January photos are always a bit pants – but they improve quite a lot as the year goes on!

This month has been one long month. I know, it’s no longer than any other, but it has been dark and grey, cold and dreary. It’s a month that I have been willing away and one that has seen our extension work ploughing on, hitting more hiccups and just not getting anywhere quick enough for any of us.

Me & Mine {January 2017}

We are currently living with the whole house covered in dust. Our makeshift kitchen is in the lounge and LP’s bedroom has needed work too, meaning that the contents of her room fills the upstairs landing, Little Man’s room and our room. There are piles of stuff everywhere, none of us can find anything and it’s really just not the nicest of situations.

But, the children have handled everything amazingly. LP didn’t get upset at her room being cleared out, at the plaster being stripped from the walls and the bare carcass, of the room she loved, being all that was left. She just decided that sleepovers in Little Man’s room would fix everything. So that is what happened.

They have played together so well this month considering we haven’t had much space to play and we haven’t really been out a huge amount apart from a random afternoon in the garden – when we could get to it through the rubble – and a couple of trips to their grandparents’ house.

It has been a long, slow month but we have had a lot of time together and we’ve been happy. Really, there isn’t much else you can ask for in January is there? But now, I’m looking forward to February, a shorter, brighter month that will hopefully bring a finished home and more time outside.

Me & Mine {January 2017}


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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  1. Oh bless you renovations can be so stressful and hard. Big hugs. You got some lovely family snaps in the mix of it all though. I am so looking forward to Spring for so many reasons. Here hoping it’s a good one. Happy month ahead. #meandmineproject

  2. January is not the best is it? Sounds like you have had some nice relaxed family time though even though the house is in turmoil. It’s hard living with building work, hope it’s going to be done soon! x #MeandMine

  3. Sounds chaotic Donna, but very exciting too. Really hope it all gets done soon and you can some normality back to your lives! The amount of people talking about January and its long dragging ways ahah so glad I am not alone in that, I was beginning to question my mental health (seriously). Our pics are so naff this month haha x

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