Hello, Ciao, Hola, Bonjour …

See what I did there? I am really excited to be taking over the blog of Girl in the North from Katy. I hope I can do all of her hard work justice. I thought I would start with a little introduction into my life. I’ve been blogging on and off for the past year whilst posting my life and house on Instagram. So here goes! I’m Danielle, 30, mummy to a cheeky toddler Alice, wife to (a very handy) Andy and I live in Gateshead just over the water from Newcastle upon Tyne. We moved into our house around…

My favourite things include interiors and DIY and we are currently working our way though the house. I wouldn't say I have one particular style but I love to do things on a budget, I have a thing for pink and I love a good gallery wall. One part of my home that I absolutely adore is Alice's room which allowed me to be really creative and go a little bolder.

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Stripping out the new house

After finally getting our hands on the keys, within 24 hours we were in the new house stripping out. We’re not living in the property straight away until some of the work is completed, so time is of the essence to get cracking so we can move in. J’s mum has had the girls for a couple of days this week so I’ve been able to lend a hand and it’s already starting to look a lot different. Rather than a skip, we opted for a grabber to come collect all the rubbish today so we’ve been frantically pulling things…

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