Category: Home & Garden

Pied a Terre Reed Diffusers – Review & Giveaway

We gave our living room a makeover last month, and alongside the new wallpaper and decor, I wanted to add a little relaxing ambience. Our living room is a child-free, toy-free zone of an evening. It’s our place to unwind and relax, whether that’s with a film, snuggling up with a …

My Garden in August

It’s about time I share what’s happening out in my garden this month. With the weather turning cooler, we haven’t been out there as much, and I am missing it. I’m not as on top of it as I was, so I’ve also quite a lot more weeding to do, …

Creating a Cut-Flower Patch

One of the things that I was keen to add to my garden, when I started redesigning it last year, was a cut-flower patch. I loved the idea of looking out of the window and seeing sprays of colour and I always enjoy having fresh flowers in the house, so …

My Dream Garden

Oh, to dream. I meander around lots of beautiful gardens these days, with our National Trust days out, as well as enjoying my own and my mum’s. They lead me to daydream about my perfect garden. You know, the one you’d have if you won the lottery? If money and …

My Garden in July

I have been really enjoying pottering about in the garden this summer. The work that I began last year is bearing fruit, as I have splashes of colour all around me, and more importantly I feel, I have scents wafting at me from all directions. Here’s a little peek at what’s …

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

I’ve recently got myself a slow-cooker. The very first thing that my husband requested was pulled pork, so I searched around for some recipes and used the most straightforward one that I could find. It was nice, but still felt like a bit of a faff to prepare, we had …

My Garden in June

I’ve been out in the garden weeding, pruning, mowing and training. It’s all growing so quickly at the moment, and it seems like every couple of days, there are new things blooming or needing dead-heading or looking after. It’s lovely to wander around and admire the colour, though I’ve been …

Blueberry Pancakes Recipe

If there’s one breakfast guaranteed to get all of my family excited (the Husband included!) it’s pancakes. We like the thick and fluffy American style ones here, and we either have them plain with a little sugar or syrup, or add in some fruit. They’re often our Sunday morning treat, …

The Garden is Blooming!

We get sun, then we get rain, then we get sun, then rain – my garden is loving it! As regular readers will know, this is my first year where I’m really into my gardening and I’m appreciating every single flower that blooms out there – quite literally! I look …

Creating a Wildlife Garden

One of the areas that I was always keen to add to my garden when I started redesigning it was a Wildlife Garden. I wanted to create a little area to entice insects and creatures into the garden, so that Boo and Little Man could learn about them with me …

My Garden in Early May

I’m becoming obsessed. This gardening thingy is actually becoming a real interest for me. I don’t recognise myself any more. I get excited when I spot plant sales. I have opinions on various flowers and garden design. I often catch myself pondering where the gaps are and what shrubs are …

Banana Skins for Feeding Roses

I love my roses. I have a fair few David Austin roses dotted about my garden now, and I’ve popped one out the front now, too, to climb up around the front door. I cannot get enough of them, and there is such a huge variety available, which makes me suspect that …

10 Natural Garden Remedies

Regular readers will know that I’ve been getting into my gardening over the past few months, having hitherto abhorred it! Well, in recent weeks I can be find pottering about out there most days, and am becoming a little, dare I say it, passionate about it all. I find myself …

Project Garden Update – 10th April 2014

We’ve been pretty busy out in the garden these past few weeks, so I thought it was about time that I shared what’s been happening. Regular readers will know that I started taking an interest in my garden last summer, and have steadily been adding things and changing it. You …

Boo’s Reading Nook

At the weekend I decided to move Boo’s bedroom around. She’d outgrown some of her toys and so I bundled some up for the charity shop and some up for sale. I moved a few more toys into Little Man’s room, too, and commandeered some shelves she’d had in there …

Project Garden In Full Swing Again!

It’s warming up and spring seems to have arrived, so we are back out there and kick-starting Project Garden again. It’s all gone a little quiet over the last few weeks, but the plans have continued forming, and so now I need to do something about them! As always, my …

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