I've been thinking today about the blog and trying to apply the Marie Kondo technique to my writing, what sparks joy?Then it hit me; one joy for me has to be, having our family and friends over to enjoy food and each others company, and as much as this is the main enjoyment factor for … Continue reading Sparking Joy-Hosting
As promised in my previous post, I wanted to show you what great results you can get from just a little elbow grease and determination. As much as we'd all like the new things, we do have to be practical, and sometimes a bit more sustainable with our choices and we shouldn't feel bad for … Continue reading Saving Money Tips – Door Furniture
I think if there were a medal for procrastination I may well be on the honors list! I cannot, no matter how hard I try to combat this little devil...I noticed this habit whilst I was at university, I would attend lectures, collate the information for the necessary essay but never quite get into the … Continue reading Procrastination….
This lovely writing bureau came with our house, my fiancé uses it in his office and it's been so handy, whilst we decide what furniture is needed around our home.I decided that perhaps it needed a bit of a revamp just to bring it more up to date and it was looking a little worse … Continue reading Writing Bureau DIY
I've really wanted to restart the blog but with the perfection standards I always set myself I've really had to just push myself into this post, these are my most random thoughts and I'll just cast them out there to see if they're interesting! I'd made some commitments (notice I didn't write resolutions?) at the … Continue reading 2018 Recap
When we moved into our home in 2015 we always wanted a pet but with the amount of work we had on, we never really had the time to make the commitment. In the summer of 2015, I was minding my own business and this little black cat appeared in the garden, I looked over … Continue reading Adopting the visiting cat
We disconnected our heating system in May 2015 which gave us until September of that year to have everything in place for the colder months, as you'll recall from previous posts we were also having our windows ripped out and a new set of french doors fitted too- and May of 2015 was bloody cold! … Continue reading FINALLY….Feeling hot hot hot!
From my very first post I mentioned that our new home needed some drastic modernisation, when I say modernisation I mean we needed plug sockets, one original 1950's plug socket in a bedroom was not going to cut it. Whilst we were organising the new windows, we were also in amidst of having all of … Continue reading Dad to the rescue
Right, where were we? Oh yes, I wanted to tell you about where we started first in our home. We had a survey completed prior to moving in and we used a fantastic company locally called Cube Building Consultancy, we would thoroughly recommend them. Christine, the lady who I dealt with, was prompt and so … Continue reading When I’m cleaning windows
It's been a while! I could blame Christmas, New Year and any other public holiday but I've really struggled to find the time to make my next post. So.. anyway, let's get on with it. We bought a home which had had very little modernisation since perhaps the 1970's. We'd been looking for some time … Continue reading Finding time