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12 steps to have a successful House Party

We have just had our House Warming Party and it was a success – everyone had fun, there was no drama, everyone behaved and nothing (apart from two wine glasses ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ) was broken.thumb_DSC_0243_1024

So if you are planning on hosting a party, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare your house.

Is it carpet central? Do you want to be hoovering it on a hangover and worry all night that beer and red wine being spiltย spilled all over? No? Thought so.collages Continue reading “12 steps to have a successful House Party”

What’s your back garden like?

I’ve got a lovely garden. It needs a little bit of TLC, but it’s lovely.

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Photographed by my housemate Steve

The main bonus of that garden, though, is the magical door at the end of it. The magical door that takes you to the best back garden you could ever ask for – South Park.

It only takes a couple of steps to have a perfect view of a sunset over Oxford. I can’t even express how chuffed I am ๐Ÿ™‚

New House

My boyfriend and I decided to break our routine – after three years of living together, just the two of us, weโ€™ve decided to move in with a friend to a bigger, nicer house.

The location is amazing – there is a park just outside the garden, there is a gym nearby and the road with bars and takeaways is five minute walk away. Lush. ๐Ÿ™‚
Living in a quiet family residential area on the other side of Oxford from all of our friends, proved not only boring, but also inconvenient (think of all the taxi costs!)polina.rocks Polina Skrebneva blog new house

The house is generally bigger than our old flat – bigger bedrooms (more closets!), bigger bathtub (my paradise), bigger kitchen (finally!), and most importantly, bigger lounge/diving room / social space.
I love hosting dinner parties, and now actually have the space for them!

Anyway, I am super excited, as this house feels like a new beginning, full of inspiration and positive vibes.