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I live in Kent with my husband, toddler Tilly (henceforth known as Monkey) and another baby due in November. We have two cats, Duncan and Lady Macbeth, and four chickens who kindly lay us eggs daily. We live in the picturesque seaside town of Broadstairs. I enjoy reading, knitting and cooking. I'm trying to be a bit 'greener' (not sure how successfully), and to be a gentle parent. Extended breastfeeding and co-sleeping don't freak me out, we use cloth nappies and try to follow some of the ideals of Attachment Parenting. If that sounds as if I know what I'm doing, I don't! I am also a psychotherapist with an interest in Focusing-oriented therapy, and I have a small private practice in the area.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Monkey's re-vamped chest of drawers

So Christmas with us was a bit of a stressful time with the Monkey seemingly going on hunger-strike for three weeks and then finally coming down with chickenpox. But as the New Year arrived I felt the need to complete at least one small project: freshening up a tatty old chest of drawers that lives in the Monkey's nursery. Here it is before:

Excuse the chocolate-milk-splattered Monkey!

And here it is after a coat of paint. We used a lavender satinwood for the body and tester pots of emulsion for the drawer fronts. I think it looks really cute. Now just have to pull my finger out and get a second coat of paint on, as the babe's clothes have been strewn around the room for week's now!