Deck the hall (and everywhere else)

Sunday, 14 December 2014



 I LOVE Christmas ! I love the anticipation, the excitement and the decorating.  I love the decorating!  This year as I'm no longer self employed I'm not so tired and distracted and it has become a pleasure again. We were really lucky to be sent a Christmas tree to review from Pines and Needles so the decorating started earlier than our usual week before Christmas, but today I finished it all off and I LOVE IT !

Christmas Tree - Pines and Needles

Sunday, 7 December 2014






There has never been any discussion when it comes to Christmas trees in our home.  It always has been and always will be "real is best".  I love the look, the smell, the whole experience of going out each year and choosing just the right one.  So I was thrilled to bits when the lovely people at Pines and Needles contacted me and offered to send me one of their best selling Nordman Fir Christmas trees.

Knocking down walls

Sunday, 9 November 2014







Taking inspiration from this picture I found on #Pinterest, I always wanted a wonderful bright spacious kitchen come family room in my home.  Unfortunately we never

Happy Halloween

Thursday, 30 October 2014


We love an excuse for a good party in our house, especially if it involves dressing up.  Over the past few years with the help of the internet and the high street shops there are more and more free

Ugly House - New Channel 4 programme

Friday, 3 October 2014



Recently hubby and I have had discussions about taking down walls in the house and extending out the back of the house.  I won't settle for the ordinary and predictable but

Front Door

Wednesday, 16 July 2014




We live in a classic art deco house - large, painted white with a flat roof.  Our house has been classified as