Home Office Space Ideas

Our little house is a tip. I have paper and pens all over the place. So I have decided that I want a proper home office space in this house. At the moment I can’t quite decide on where. I need space to keep the computer, I need a desk to work from and I need space to keep all my stationery supplies.

Home Office Space

Now that I’ve identified what I need, I’m trying to decide where to convert into an office. We have a “spare” room downstairs but we’ve decided to keep that as maybe a playroom for the girls. Upstairs we have a spare bedroom and we have MissMostyn’s nursery. We’re thinking of swapping them around. But I feel bad because the spare bedroom is smaller than her room but it’s closer to ours and will be warmer in winter. Then her current room will be turned into a spare bedroom slash home office space.

Beautiful Designs of Others

So what better way to “plan” this change than by browsing Pinterest and Instagram and lusting after other people’s home office space! Assuming that we convert the nursery into the home office space then we will have eaves to contend with. So I’m loving all the space saving ideas that I’ve come across. This next pin is like a dream….

I’m also browsing ideas for a “nook” office space in case we decide to convert the current spare bedroom into an office room. We have an inset or built in wardrobe in that room which could easily be converted into a nook. It would leave the rest of the room free for doing the ironing (husband NOT me!!).

Argh I don’t know what to do! And using the husband doesn’t help much! Trouble is I need to try and get this done sooner rather than later so I can try to reign in the chaos. It’d be great to be able to do work from home but at the moment it just isn’t possible as I don’t have the dedicated space for it.

So what do you suggest? Evict baby girl and convert current nursery into a home office space / spare bedroom? Or get rid of a spare bedroom and convert that into a home office space instead?


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I apologise for the radio silence for the last week or so. It’s been a week of illness – hubby has a chest infection, babies have eye infections and I have just got the start of a cold. So here’s a little catch up via #LittleLoves


I’m currently reading “The Chocolate Lover’s Wedding”. Trying to read this since January and am still struggling! Mostly I’m reading children’s books… Disney princesses ones for my eldest and Sali Mali ones for the youngest.


I’m loving the daily vlogs from DadVWorld at the moment. Trouble is, I can’t keep up with them! Go check out David & the family’s vlogs as they’re such good fun! I could never do daily vlogs… my life’s too boring!

Finally caught up with Neighbours! If you’re watching it, what do you think of this whole Toadie-Dee-Willow saga? I HATE seeing Toadie so upset! Love my main man Toadie! My Nain seems to think that Toadie’s going to leave. I hope not. Love my Toadie!


Can’t escape Ed Sheeran at the moment! I heard Galway Girl on the radio last week and I ended up buying his album. It is ace!


I tend to wear the same thing. My absolute favourite piece of clothing is a black waterfall cardigan that my Mam gave me. Trouble is that there’s a tiny hole in the top of it but I can’t find a decent replacement. I bought one from George but it’s rather itchy.

Oh but my new t-shirts from TeeTurtle have arrived! I keep seeing the adverts on Facebook and in the end I caved!

And Lastly…

I was on the radio (again) this morning. Spence and Rach were discussing Irish connections in honour of St Patrick’s Day and since I’m 1/8th Irish they gave me a ring.

It’s been one of those weeks between everything and I’m so glad it’s the weekend!

What have you been up to lately?

Little Loves Coffee Work Sleep Repeat

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Becster.com Goes Rollerblading

Yes I did! I did it, I did go rollerblading! On March 10th I was off work and packed up my rollerblading gear and went to Llandudno. 

Nervous much?

I’ll be honest, I was nervous! Not put a pair of rollerblades on in 20 years or so. I parked at the lower, quieter, end of Llandudno promenade. Although as it turns out, not that quiet – lots of cars and a big number 12 double decker going by every 10mins!!

Rollerblading Gear

I put on my blades and safety gear which included:


– knee pads

– elbow pads

– hand pads


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Ok I wasn’t looking the most swish but hey what’s new?!

So Much Fun

Oh my word as soon as I set off I could feel it all coming back to me again! Like riding a bike, rollerblading is something you don’t forget!

I spent around an hour blading up and down the prom – stopping every so often to get the feeling back in my feet. The vibrations from the rough Tarmac were making my feet numb!

Where Next?!

I can’t deny that Llandudno promenade has a view – you can pretend it’s Santa Monica pier and be very Californian! But wowzers that tarmac is rough! So I’m going to have to have a think about where to go next. 

In the meantime take a peek at the little video I made…

Any suggestions or tips and tricks for rollerblading in style?


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5 Reasons I Dislike Thomas and Friends

Thomas and Friends – 5 Reasons I Dislike the New Version

Let me just caveat that title. I don’t dislike Thomas and Friends. Far from it, I enjoy it. But that said, I do prefer the old school version better – my childhood was spent watching Thomas the Tank Engine so I’m having a difficult time adjusting to the new Thomas and Friends. So here are my 5 reasons I dislike the new Thomas and Friends.

Theme Tune

Thomas and Friends now has a snazzy theme tune that you can sing along to….

…but can someone please give me back my whistles theme tune!


Why oh why did they need to CGI the whole thing? There is nothing wrong with old school Thomas. The set and engines are superb but this CGI version is just a bit too modern for my liking

New voices

The engines are no longer Scouse! And I find that hard to bear! For those who don’t know, classic Thomas was voiced by Ringo Starr* and Michael Angelis – both of which are Liverpudlians with a good strong Scouse accent.

(* he only voiced two series of Thomas but for me he was the voice of my childhood Thomas adventures.)

Now these CGI engines all have different voices and I don’t like it one little bit! And don’t get me started on Edward….


… hang on, I shall vent about my beloved Edward engine. My favourite engine and I don’t like his “new” voice. He may be the oldest engine on Sodor but for me he’s young at heart. But his new voice is old and posh and completely not what I expected. And for that reason I’m disappointed in this new incarnation of Edward.

Also he’s such a fuddy duddy now. He was always a dependable and reliable engine but never a fuddy duddy.

Oh Edward what have they done to you?!

New Characters

There are a ton of new characters which for me seems to be in order to sell more toys! But my main gripe is that they seem to have all these new characters and have shunned the older characters. Edward I mentioned above and Duck! I hardly ever see Duck these days. Oh I miss that Great Western Engine!

How do you feel about the new Thomas and Friends? Or have you taken offence to any other childhood TV programme that they’ve re-done?


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Visit Wales do come up with some amazing marketing campaigns. This year it’s #LiveTheLegends campaign. You may have seen the advert doing the rounds on Facebook featuring Luke Evans (or you may know him as Gaston now)…

Here Be Dragons

You may recall, last year a dragon was spotted at Harlech Castle. As part of #LiveTheLegends a new dragon has made an appearance at Caernarfon Castle…

Her name is Dwynwen and she is beautiful! She’s a gentler giant in comparison to Dewi but I can certainly see why Dewi loves her! She’s a beautiful mix of blue and purple scales. I hope these two breed and we have little baby dragons flying around!

It’s well worth a visit. Whilst you’re visiting her you might as well have a peek around the castle itself. Opening times and further information can be found on…

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Or if you want to find out more about visiting Wales then have a look at the Visit Wales website. If you’ve never considered it then I would seriously add this place to your bucket list! You have to come see the castles, mountains and dragons!

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Do you dare to meet the dragons?


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