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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

My Flooring Nightmare

*This is a collaborative post

I think it's really important to practice mindfulness and I try and do this as often as I can. It's all too easy to forget the basic principles though and in my day-to-day life I am often dashing here, there and everywhere without noticing the small details in life. So this week, I joined in with Luxury Flooring's #MyFlooringNightmare challenge and made more of an effort to take in the world around me and more specifically, look down. Some of the results aren't pretty! I was surprised that across 7 days I was able to easily find examples of flooring that I would most definitely NOT want in my own home. Here are the results:

I was challenged by Luxury Flooring to find my nightmare flooring for 7 days #MyFlooringNightmare - tiled flooring
Day One - Beautiful Floor Tiles in Richmond
During our stay at One Frenchgate in Richmond, I absolutely adored the tiled flooring in the hallway but as much as I loved the design, I couldn't help but think it would be a complete nightmare in my own home. My three children are boisterous and forever dropping things on the floor. Can you imagine them smashing a tile? How would we replace it? I know it would be a nightmare so as much as these tiles are beautiful, they are just too impractical for me. 

I was challenged by Luxury Flooring to find my nightmare flooring for 7 days #MyFlooringNightmare - Apples
Day 2 - A floor of Apples in Richmond
The apartment we were staying at in Richmond had a garden filled with apple trees and although it was beautiful, I did wonder how anyone would manage climbing these steps? Can you imagine a floor made from apples! What a nightmare.

I was challenged by Luxury Flooring to find my nightmare flooring for 7 days #MyFlooringNightmare - Muddy Cycle Path
Day 3 - Mud, Mud and more Mud
Our council is in the process of replacing our street lighting and this has resulted in the route we use to walk to school being covered in mud. You can't really see in this photograph as I was probably too enraged to focus on getting the mud in shot but muddy floors are a definite nightmare and the sooner our council cleans up their act, the better.

I was challenged by Luxury Flooring to find my nightmare flooring for 7 days #MyFlooringNightmare - Arriva Bus
Day 4 - Bus Flooring
I am not a fan of taking the bus but sometimes needs must and is my usual mode of transport when attending blogging events. This photograph was taken on my way home from Hadrian's Tipi launch in Newcastle and it's pretty grim isn't it!

My flooring nightmare
Day 5 - My Kitchen Floor
I stayed at home all day today as I was waiting for a multitude of deliveries and as much as I love the wood flooring in my lounge and our beautiful Persian rug, I really can't stand our kitchen floor. It is a horrible grey laminate that was here when we moved it and it is a nightmare to keep clean. If anyone has any kitchen floor inspiration - please let me know!

I was challenged by Luxury Flooring to find my nightmare flooring for 7 days #MyFlooringNightmare - wet leaves
Day 6 - Rain soaked leaves
Another day, another school run. Our walk to school is fairly long and I am really not a fan of walking in the rain. A flooring of crisp autumn leaves you can crunch through is delightful but when they're soft, wet and soggy and stick to your shoes - not so much. A flooring covered in leaves gets the thumbs down from me! 


I was challenged by Luxury Flooring to find my nightmare flooring for 7 days #MyFlooringNightmare - Tyne Theatre
Day 7 - The Theatre
I took Heidi and my mum to their very first ballet (The Nutcracker at the Tyne Theatre) and although the building is absolutely beautiful, the same can't be said for the floor. I looked down and there were sweets trodden into the carpet, drink stains and it reminds me of something from the 80's. Definitely not the style of carpet I'd like to have in my house.

I have just read this post back and it's not pretty! I will say that I noticed lots of beautiful flooring too and was particularly taken by the gorgeous flooring in Las Iguanas on Newcastle Quayside when I met my friend Chloe for lunch. I've visited Las Iguanas before but had never noticed their flooring before but thanks to this challenge, I am definitely paying more attention. Why not try it yourself too and make more of an effort to look at the flooring of the places you visit- you might be pleasantly (or unpleasantly) surprised. 

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  1. It's really good to make yourself concentrate on the everyday details that you'd probably miss otherwise. And there are some truly horrible floors out there! Had fun doing this too - love your apple floor :)

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    1. The apple floor was awesome! I've never seen so many x

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  2. Lovely photo of all the apples on the stairs :)

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