Join the Graven Hill Discussion on Facebook

Join the Graven Hill Discussion on Facebook!

Why not join us on Facebook – it could be a nice way to meet like-minded self builders who are interested in Graven Hill. It would be great to get some discussion going and share any news, tips and perhaps just vent your frustration!

We've Reserved a Plot at Graven Hill

We’ve Reserved a Plot at Graven Hill!

So after a year or so of keenly following the Graven Hill project and trying to get ourselves into a position where we could actually buy a plot – we’ve finally taken the first real step! Yes, we’ve put pen to paper and reserved a plot for a 3 bedroom detached house in the first phase

Hugo's First Day Out

Hugo’s First Day Out

It’s tempting with a newborn to just stay at home – it’s much easier that way. But it also has the danger of driving you absolutely nuts, so probably good to get out and meet other humans.

Stuff Hugo Does

Stuff Hugo Does

With little Hugo growing up fast, I want to make sure we capture the little things he does. Nothing special, just the hiccups, snoozing, smiling stuff that happens all the time, but are probably the things we’ll miss the most when he’s running around screaming the house down 🙂

Baby Has a Name

Baby Has a Name…

Although we knew we were having a boy from about week 16, We didn’t really think too hard about a name, and once he was born we didn’t have a name ready! So for the first week he was simply ‘baby’ or ‘the little one’.

Our Baby Has Arrived

Our Baby Has Arrived!

Apparently only around 4% of babies arrive on their actual due date… Well, looks like we have one of those 4%! Our little boy finally arrived (11pm, 18th July 2016) after a long day of labour, but we’re delighted to report that mum and baby are both doing well!

Test Drive to the Birthing Centre at Chipping Norton

Test Drive to the Birthing Centre at Chipping Norton

We’re a week away from due date, and everything in the house is ready so we thought it would put our nerves at rest if we had a test run to the Cotswold Birth Centre in Chipping Norton. At least this would give us the chance to test our plan and reassure ourselves that we

Getting Ready for Arrival of Baby Part 1

Getting Ready for Arrival of Baby

With just a week to go until the birth due date, we think everything is baby ready at home. We have the bags packed, checklists checked and drawers bulging with baby stuff…

Wednesday Afternoon Cinema

Wednesday Afternoon Cinema

With Hannah on pre-maternity leave holiday, we’re starting to go a bit crazy being in the house, so thought we’d treat ourselves to a random mid-week trip to the cinema. Plenty of decent looking films at the moment, but Hannah being an action fan, we went for Independence Day.

Looking for a Nursery in Leamington Spa (Part 2)

Looking for a Nursery in Leamington Spa (Part 2)

After looking at The Lighthouse Nursery last week, we were back in Leamington Spa to take a look at a couple of other nurseries. First up was Emscote House. It’s pretty close to The Lighthouse, so still nice and convenient for Hannah’s commute for dropping off and picking up.

Zoweetek Bluetooth Keyboard

Zoweetek Bluetooth Keyboard

I hate typing on my phone – it’s fine for a short message, but if you need to write a long email, or document it’s not very appealing. If you’re out or at work, it’s not always possible to use a PC, so one potential solution is this funky bluetooth keyboard.