The fun bits of renovating: Choosing flooring for our loft conversion

So yesterday, after months of clearing out the excessive amounts of ‘stored stuff’ in the loft, the builders have moved in. There’s no going back now, and after months of taking a vague interest in plans on pieces of paper and conversations about structure and permissions, I can finally get a bit excited about the parts of a big building project that I love.  more “The fun bits of renovating: Choosing flooring for our loft conversion”

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Lawn Widow; Getting the grass back on track with @QVCUK and Richard Jackson

Anyone who follows my blog will be pretty familiar with our passion for all things green. Often dresses and handbags, but more often courgettes, trees, herbs, flowers and of course, the biggest feature in any green garden – our lawn. more “Lawn Widow; Getting the grass back on track with @QVCUK and Richard Jackson”

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Mass Exodus : When it’s time to clear the baby gear

Over the last few weeks we have had to face something we’ve been putting off for a while now. You could say we have put it at the back of our minds, or more accurately, shoved it in the top of our house. more “Mass Exodus : When it’s time to clear the baby gear”

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Tigs’ Dream Pet with Petplan

Our six year old daughter, Tigs, is a creative little soul. It goes without saying that when she was asked by Petplan to design her dream pet, we were sure that she would rise to the challenge. more “Tigs’ Dream Pet with Petplan”

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GUEST POST: How to add cosy comfort to your home during the cold months

This is a collaborative guest post

Even though spring has sprung here in the UK, we don’t seem to have shifted the last of the cold weather just yet. Whilst the cold weather isn’t exactly inviting to head outside, it does have the added benefit of meaning that you can get cosy, warm and snuggled up inside instead. However, what about if your home is less than inviting? more “GUEST POST: How to add cosy comfort to your home during the cold months”

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Has Spring finally sprung? A Great Little Garden £125 giveaway

As the last of the snow drifts finally disappeared from our landscape here in the south east, it’s fair to say we, like everyone else in the U.K. are just DESPERATE for some warmer weather now.  more “Has Spring finally sprung? A Great Little Garden £125 giveaway”

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Guest post: How to transform your working life with a garden office

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Both my husband and I work from home on some level, and our current desk set up in the corner of the bedroom, whilst carefully adjusted for optimal posture, isn’t the most inspiring of work spaces. With the loft extension on the horizon, we are set to rethink our office space, but suddenly, my attention has been captivated by the idea of a garden office – imagine the beauty of that! Plus it’d also free up the box room as a walk in wardrobe? more “Guest post: How to transform your working life with a garden office”

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My family and other animals; Pets as a part of childhood

As a family, we have some pretty cool pets – a twelve year old black and white cat, my sidekick, my fur baby and the one I’ve shared my life with the longest out of the entire family. She was joined on my thirtieth birthday by a spur thighed tortoise named Joey Essex, who sadly perished in our pond a few years later. His cute shoes were filled (but never replaced) by a twenty year old tortoise named Eddie, who now roams the garden (and occasionally house) with the pond, heavily reinforced with steel gridding. more “My family and other animals; Pets as a part of childhood”

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How to prevent flooding by landscaping your garden

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Having a beautiful garden is often the dream of many, whether it’s for the aesthetics. personal enjoyment or somewhere for the children to play in.  Waterlogging, flooding and even standing water can turn a stunning environment into an unpleasant place to be. However, it doesn’t have to be a nightmare situation you’re stuck with. In addition to making sure that all your drain repairs are up to date, there’s a range of landscaping tips you can utilise to improve the quality of your draining. more “How to prevent flooding by landscaping your garden”

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A big home project for 2018: The loft extension

At the time I begun my blog, the dust was settling on some big changes in our life; our second daughter, my redundancy and a big home renovation project. more “A big home project for 2018: The loft extension”

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