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  1. When we moved into our first family home just Daddy Moo, baby Moo and I it was always going to be temporary. 7 years and 2 more moo's later we finally moved into a house fit for our family. A lot of our living room furniture had been “make do” and hand me downs. Not to our real tastes. I knew the first thing we definitely needed was a new stand for our TV. Years ago we were given a big old TV with its own silver and glass doored stand. When this TV died and we got a new one we never replaced the stand. The TV sat uncomfortably on the top not matching and to be honest it was pretty ugly.  We bought this beautiful cabinet lovingly shabby chic painted. I love the feel of the wood and the distressed look. 

    "Stuff" is filling up the living room!!! #moving

    A photo posted by Joanne Dewberry (@charliemoos) on

    Originally we had 2 fabric sofa's that were hand me downs from Nanny C. They were cream and worn and not really to our taste. When Networking Mummies published our first Dorset Business Mums Magazine I used my profit share to buy a lovely brown leather sofa. Then eventually we replaced another with a silver grey fabric one. Which was a huge mistake! The fabric sofa is so comfortable but always looks so dirty! I've tried cleaning it with the steam cleaner and carpet cleaner but it never looks clean!

    I'd like to get some kind of corner sofa style but Daddy Moo isn't as keen on having essentially one sofa in the house. He's such a meanie! Just imagine all the lovely snuggles we can have the 5 of us instead of children moaning they aren't sat near mummy! Daddy Moo's taste can be quite eclectic and eccentric so he'd much prefer a leather patchwork sofa. Stylish, colourful and easy to keep clean.

    We eat every meal together as a family around a table so having a large family dinning table is really important to us. In our previous house due to size restrictions we had a small rectangle table up against the wall which could only seat 5 and not that comfortably. In Nanny C's garage we had been storing a large pine country cottage table with 4 stunning chairs. Although we have 6 mix matched chairs, the table needs some sanding and Daddy Moo is keen to paint the pedestal grey I love having a large family table.

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    I've bought some gorgeous curtains which I saw on instagram! For both the patio doors and living room window as the ones we have are far too dark. I know it will take time to all come together and feel like a proper family home (there is so much decorating to do!) but I'm dead impatient.

    What about you? Do you enjoy dabbling with your home interiors? Are you a closet DIY fan? 

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  2. We are so lucky to have such lovely places to visit in Dorset and many for free! Last weekend the children were a bit wild on the Saturday so Sunday we were up dressed and out of the house early! It was bitter and I knew we wouldn't last very long but the idea was to dose them up with some good old fashioned fresh air and then enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon film. (Well that was the plan!) I drove over to Hamworthy Park near Poole. I've not been there for ages and if we do it's normally the summer as they have a large splash pool.

    Parking is free and I started to panic as we neared that it would be full and I'd have to think on my feet but we found a spot easily and before I'd even wrapped myself up the kids were legging it across the field to the park. The park at Hamworthy is fab lots of well maintained equipment suitable for both Olive and M&M. Charlie diced with death by going on the zipline which went over the largest muddiest puddle part of me hoped he'd fall in the other part was not liking the though of getting him home thick in mud freezing!

    hamworthy park beach

    We walked over to the beach too and enjoyed throwing in some stones and collecting shells. It was sooooo cold and the wind was wild! Megan wrote me a message in the sand and we saw a few people wind surfing! Moo buttoned up his coat around his face and Olive was starting to turn a bit blue! After refiling through my coat pocket I found £5, a bus ticket (WHAT?!) a shell and some flint so we trotted over to the cafe and ordered a large bowl of chips and a cup of tea.

    #hibernot @britmums @landrover_uk #freezing #fun #beach #shell

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    After we had warmed up the moo's insisted on more playing in the park. I'd like to say once we got home they were more tranquil but alas this is not true! 

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