Is the new year really time for a spring clean and an interior refresh? For us this is absolutely the case. After a reasonably horrific final quarter of 2019 ( my last blog will explain), I am desperate for a fresh start and, thanks to an absolutely cracking holiday over Christmas to recharge my almost … Continue reading What’s new for 2020?
These are two words that bring music to my Scandi interior loving ears. It combines the Ikea movement with imagination and that must be a good thing. Never heard of an Ikea hack? Where have you been? Just google those two little words and a whole world of interior possibilities lay in front of your … Continue reading Ikea Hacks
Confession: I absolutely HATE cleaning! There, I’ve said it! I work hard, full time, high stress... so why do I have to come home and start all over again? Yes, I have tried getting a cleaner but then I simply end up cleaning up in readiness for the cleaner (well, I don’t want her to … Continue reading The Hinch Revolution
If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you’ll know that during my childhood in the 70’s and 80’s, my parents grasped all the modern ways they could afford. This included what we then called technology but what we now call ancient! The ultra modern Trimphone! First of all there was a telephone. Not just … Continue reading Technology, it’s all relative
Eating from slates (and other nonsense). As you might have already gathered, I’m a big fan of plates - the good old fashioned eating platform with a slight lip to assist with gravy and other jus. A round, porcelain plate is something that has developed and refined over thousands of years. Square plates are something … Continue reading It’s official, I miss plates.
Garden goals It’s that time of the year when I think I’m proud of my garden and then I look at Instagram... Blimey, there are some seriously impressive green spaces out there and the irony is that that some of them are not actually very green. I am green with envy!We have a small garden, … Continue reading How Green is your Garden?
I absolutely love old industrial style objects. I love looking at things and working out how to use them differently or display them. Last month I spent weeks working out what I could use as plant pots -something that would fit in my milk bottle holder. I looked around the house, around the office, around … Continue reading Repurpose and reuse
Yes, I love chocolate. Not sweet, sugary chocolate, not boxes of chocolates (a nut intolerance makes them very dull indeed – Himself gets sole rights to any boxes gifted to us) but rich, chocolatey, chocolate! Some would say I get this from my Grandmother who absolutely loved dark chocolate but I think it’s a joint … Continue reading Chocolate, my other passion
As a small business owner myself this is always a tough one. I absolutely love the theory of supporting small business but, like all of you, I have a budget and the big bad chain store (quoting my fav film - give yourself a gold star if you can work it out) is usually more … Continue reading Buying homewares – Should I shop big or shop small?
I was brought up by a Mum and Dad who both had their feet firmly on the ground, at a time when 2020 sounded positively space age! Mum and Dad embraced all the 1970’s and 80’s had to offer – home ownership, car ownership, annual holidays in Spain and general convenience in almost all aspects … Continue reading Environment or economics? How should we shop in the 21st century?