An indoor fort


Last week we wanted something to do that meant spending time together, without phones and TV (OK Netflix totally didn't count) but that didn't cost us a penny (apart from buying Camembert - because that's a must!) and so we decided to build a fort again. Like the one we did last year. Only this time more spacious - and white! We dug out all the spare duvet covers and sheets, and with the help of the sofa's and a handy broom, our fort was built.


We completed our little fort with cushions fairy lights (because yes, we still haven't gotten round to changing our living room light bulbs...)  and made sure the windows in the room were open to keep it cool. We popped on our trusty pyjamas from George at Asda (seriously.. they've never let us down. Ever! - We're already thinking of another pair!) and snuggled on in with Californication ready to begin on Netflix.


We like to do things backwards, and because we were super cosy (sleepy from the lighting) and engrossed into Californication, Little B had a quick rummage around the cupboards and found the best biscuits ever tucked away in the corner. We pretty much finished the whole packet in under an episode.


It was fairly late before we decided to eat, and a favourite of ours is tapas which Little B always does so well. We're fans of picky food, so this was ideal for us in our little fort. We paused the TV and spent that time talking about our week, and plans for the house, like grown ups do. Although I don't think grown ups spill Camembert..


The evening soon got the better of us when we realised it was the early hours of the morning, and Little R had already taken himself to bed. After contemplating sleeping here, we decided that our bed was always going to be much better (plus we can't handle sleeping on floors anymore!) and so we turned off all the lights and joined Little R. It was one of the simplest of things to do, but these kinda nights are always our favourite.

62 comments

  1. How cute! Your fort looks so dreamy and cosy. What a lovely idea :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  2. This is so sweet! The fort looks magical :)
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  3. Just looking at those photos has made me feel so sleepy, it looks like such a perfect evening! I'm a sucker for a fort and it looks like you guys have it sussed!

    Steph xx
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  4. I'm so glad my boyfriend and I aren't the only ones partial the odd fort! I got so mocked when I mentioned it once to a colleague, but you cannot beat a fort! x

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  5. Absolutely sweet, you look sooooo happy!!
    The fort looks absolutely comfortable and cozy!

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  6. This is so cute. Your fort looks amazing. I love the colours of all the sheets :).
    Sounds like a lovely evening.
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  7. Oh this is adorable, I really want to do this now!

    Julia x

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  8. Naw you guys are so cute :) this is such a lovely idea! Definitely popping it on my To Do list with the Boy :) xx

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  9. beautiful fort and photography.
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  10. So cute!! In love! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

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  11. this is so cute! love love love it :)

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  12. Your fort looks absolutely amazing! What a fun idea :D

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  13. Awww I love it, I will definitely ty this myself!

    xx

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  14. Seems comfortable! :)

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  15. Wowsa!! You guys know how to build a den. Looks so dreamy!

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  16. This is adorable! Looks like such a cosy way to spend an evening.

    RosalieJayne

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  17. I love reading your blog - your posts always make me so inspired and happy!
    I wanna make a fort now-ahhh!

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    xx

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  18. This is so sweet, my boyfriend wouldn't even consider doing this
    Lauren
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  19. This is so so cute and looks so romantic. This makes me happy and makes me want to make a fort and snuggle up x

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  21. That's amazing! I've always wanted to do one of those but I honestly don't have the room! I love how you've made it cosy with the food and the gorgeous lights! I bet you had a great time! Great photos too. Abi :) myw0rldmyview.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Amazing! I would honestly be perfectly happy living in that little fort with some biscuits and camembert forever <3
    emmerliejay x

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  23. This is perfection!! I wish I could build a fort as beautiful as this one!! You two are SO ADORABLE!!! xoxo

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  24. This looks so cute! I'm off to my sisters this weekend and might demand that she builds me a fort to sleep in.

    Oh and those biscuits are HEAVEN

    xx

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  25. Oh my gosh...so cute!! My brother and I used to make forts, except it looked nowhere as nice as this one. Inspiring, and I love it!

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  26. This is the cutest idea ever! x

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  27. This is awesome, I used to love doing things like this when I was little! xox

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  28. This is so lovely. Makes me want to rush home to build a fort with my boy! I doubt ours would look as dreamy as yours does though! Aimee xx

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  29. Oh my god I love this!

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  30. This is so sweet! I'm going to make my own fort soon now! xx

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  31. This is the cutest! What a good idea, those biscuits look delicious too x

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  32. This looks so perfect and cute. x www.katesperks.blogspot.ie

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  33. So cute :)

    ♡ Heidi || www.thebritishteen.blogspot.com/ ♡

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  34. This is adorable. You two are so cute.

    x

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  35. Majorly cute, would never leave the house if I built one of those! x

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  36. Yes and yes. to all of this. want to build me a fort at my place? I'll give you cheese :)

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  37. This is such an amazing idea, I love it! xx

    Julie
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  38. that's so adorable! love it :')

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  39. This looks so cute and comfortable, I don't think I would ever leave!! Haha.

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  40. This is amazing I wanna build one!!
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    xx

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  41. Wow the fort looks so cute and perfect! x

    Nnedi // iamncxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. This is so lovely, I want to build a fort niw!

    Maria xxx

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  43. This fort is perfect!
    But I think I would fall asleep in there way too fast, because it looks so comfy.
    It really seems to be a nice place to relax and forget the outside world for a while :)

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  44. Ah, you're never too old to build a fort! :)

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  45. Amazing! The fairy lights add a nice touch :)

    Susie | june lorraine

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  46. That looks so cozy! Now I want to build one :D

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  47. This looks like so much fun! Me and my boyfriend really want to do this ourselves soon. :')

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  48. Ugh, this is too cute! ive been wanting to do this forever!! love it!

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  49. Such a good way of spending time together! Love the fort you built too! Now I fancy building one just for fun!

    Yazmin xx
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  50. What a lovely idea! The fort looks so cosy and the food looks delicious. I'll have to persuade my boyfriend to do something similar! x

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  51. That is such a cute idea it looked so cozy and I loved the fairy lights, I'm defiantly going to try something like this with my little sister.
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  52. Can't stop looking at this. I'm going to make a fort like this in my own flat next year, seriously!
    love your blog !! x
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  53. Absolutely love this!!! Gorgeous blog!

    Sophie x

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