A bit like me, HouseGoesHome has been looking a little old and tired.
I might not be able to afford to nip and tuck for myself, but I CAN do a DIY job on my blog.
I haven’t given the site a makeover for YEARS.
I’ve been very slack, I’ve been so busy with work and single mum life that I don’t even get around to classifying my stories any more, so all those sub-headings I had up the top about celebrity, food, motherguilt, blah, blah, blah were completely pointless because I haven’t put anything in them for as long as I can remember.
I got such a shock when I had a stickybeak at my dear friend Franki Hobson’s eponymous new website, 5 Things I Know About. Her site is so gloriously bright and modern. She did it all herself too. She’s a marvel and a wonder.
Franki was my work experience girl when I was deputy editor of Cosmopolitan magazine. She was the best work experience girl I have EVER met. She blew me away with her enthusiasm and talent.
Twenty years later, nothing has changed – she’s still one of the most dynamic journalists I know and a great mate too.
Whenever I see her she’s always so kind and encouraging and full of good advice.
We ate Thai food and talked a mile a minute together last night. So many words were crammed into two short hours. Mainly about love and work, our two favourite topics.
She thinks it’s a great idea for me to write a book and renovate HouseGoesHome. I think she was a little startled by how drab the site is looking.
So I’m going to start exploring a makeover for the old bird.
Stay tuned as I experiment, let me know if you like the new looks I’m trying out …
And don’t forget to check out 5 Things I Know About.
Song of the day: Kate Bush “Babooshka”