Category: Home & Garden

A Stroll Round My Garden

It’s been a little while since I’ve shared what’s been happening in my garden here, so I thought that I’d indulge in my ever-growing passion for gardening today and talk plants, flowers and blooms, taking you on a virtual stroll round my garden. Ever since the start of spring, I’ve …

5 Steps for a One-Day Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

Having recently given our kitchen a makeover, I was itching to do so with our bathroom, too. We had a new bathroom put in a few years ago, and when we chose it, we deliberately selected neutral colours so that when the time came to freshen it up, we could do …

5 Fun Ways to Get Kids Interested in Birds

I love to talk to the children about the natural world around us. There is so much that we can enjoy and learn right here on our doorstep. When I’m out gardening, Boo often likes to help me plant bulbs and seeds and she gets so excited when she sees …

A Beginner’s Guide to Cake Pops

Yes, I have attempted cake pops, me, total novice baker that I am. And I actually managed to make them, too, so I thought I’d put together this beginner’s guide to making them so that others can learn from my mistakes and benefit from the extensive research that I did …

Choc-Anana Fudge Cake

As I’ve been having a few bursts of creativity lately, I decided to have a go at making up my own cake recipe, and it actually turned out to be delicious! And even better than that, it was really easy to make. I decided to adapt my popular banana loaf recipe and …

My Kitchen Makeover

We extended our home and had an open plan kitchen diner put in several years ago. Whilst I still love the bright, light room and sense of space I get in there, the decor was looking tired, the paint needed re-doing and I was getting bored of having the same look. …

My Dream Home Office

It’s a Wednesday, and so my thoughts turn to #BringBackPaper and all things papery that I am loving right now. OK, so my thoughts are often papery, not just on Wednesdays, but you know what I mean! Today I’m feeling the need to indulge in a little daydreaming, so I do …

Can I Go Back Out Into My Garden Yet?

OK, so I know I can go out there any time I like, but the truth is, I really don’t like to in the winter. It’s soggy, it’s brown, it’s dreary and I know I can’t cut things back and prune them for fear of killing them if we get …

10 Interior Design Tips For Your Home

We all want our homes to be a sanctuary, a place to relax and entertain. More and more, we’re staying in to watch films, socialise and spend time together as a family, so it’s a place that serves many functions, as well as being a space for us to show our creative flair …

Red Candy Top Picks & Give-Away

The lovely people at Red Candy got in touch with me recently, alerting me to their rather gorgeous products. Trouble is, I’ve lost a fair bit of time this week browsing over there! They have Kitchen, Dining and Living sections, and in every single one, there are things that I …

Daydreaming About More Storage…

We live in an average-sized three bedroom semi-detached house. When we moved in it was just the Husband and I and as we’d moved from a 2 bedroom flat, it felt spacious! We had our bedroom, then a spare double guest bedroom, then a room that was essentially our dressing …

Tips for Managing a Household Budget

As regular readers will know, I come from a background in mortgages and finance, and with it becoming increasingly difficult to save any pennies up for a deposit on a home, I’m sharing a few tips on managing your budget that should stand you in good stead for when the …

My Garden in December

Well, here we are at the end of the year, and I’m not quite sure how and when that happened! I’ve enjoyed reflecting on what’s been happening in my garden each month and sharing it in a few shots, too. I’ve captured it through all seasons now, and through all …

My Garden in November

I’ve actually been gardening. In November. Yes, I surprised myself, too. I look out my window at the moment and am decidedly uninspired to potter about in the garden. It’s wet and damp and most of the colour has fled. But, a plant delivery that I’d placed back in August …

White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

OK, before I go any further, I’ll warn you that this is really good, easy to make, and it is totally addictive so you’ll want to eat loads of it! A white chocolate cheesecake recipe that’s simply irresistible. It’s a recipe from my aunt, and I am totally loving it. …

My Garden in October

I knew that this would happen now, but it still leaves me feeling a bit sad. I’ve lost my gardening addiction. I’m quite sure it’ll bloom again next spring, but I feel a little bereft without it. I spent last weekend doing a little tidy up, both front and back, but …

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