Feed the birds

If, like me, you can occasionally manage to sort out a hanging basket full of strawberries for the summer, but when winter comes there is just an empty hook, I have a novel little idea for you. As you may know, we are very proud of our garden now, since dad and hubby spent weeks decking our sloping area to make it both more usable and a really attractive area. Unfortunately, hubby has zero interest in gardening and I have zero time, so doing anything with the rest of the garden never seems to happen. I also never manage to…

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Moving on

Eleven years ago next week, I bought the house that we still live in now. I was only 23 and it’s a big house, so when I first moved in I was rattling around in here on my own. Several house mates, three dogs, three cats, two children and a husband later and we’re finally considering moving on.  The house itself is ideal for our family, and the garden is slowly shaping up to be just the way we want it. The location is lovely, we have a fabulous view of the hills and our neighbours are all lovely. My…

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My Celebrity Home Style Quiz

The fabulous bathroom style and inspiration specialist Victoria Plumb currently have a quiz on their website to let you find out your celebrity home style. I’ve just filled in the quiz and my results couldn’t be more wrong! Apparently, my style is most like that of Joey Essex or Sam Faiers from TOWIE. It says that everything about me screams glamour… what do you think?  Na, I thought not! Nice idea though, I wish I was as glamorous as the quiz would have me believe! For me, the ideal house is all about practical luxury. I’d love a nice big, open…

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Closing in on my dream home… but how will I keep it clean?!

For the last couple of years, we’ve been in the unenviable position of paying two mortgages because we still had my husband’s flat and had no tenants in it. We’ve recently sold the flat subject to contract and hopefully in the not too distant future, we will finally be able to put a bit of money into doing up the house.  I love where we live, it’s a great location with lovely neighbours but I’ve always wanted to do something a bit more exciting with my garden. There is a big area out the back that I would love to…

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Tuppence a bag…

Since moving back into my house 18 months ago, there have been numerous things I’ve wanted to do in order to improve it. Unfortunately, we haven’t managed to do much because we haven’t yet managed to sell our other property, my husband’s flat. It now sounds like someone is interested in the flat though, so we’re getting our hopes up and talking about what we would splash out on if it sells. The one thing I would love to do is to sort out the garden. We have a huge area of lawn at the front of our house that we…

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Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday

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