Finding Time To Bring The Homestead Up To Date

I do love a good lifestyle programme on tv.  I try not to put the box during my working hours so 5pm is the earliest I allow myself to do so.   I like to get inspiration for upgrading my home and toss the ideas around for a while. There is a certain amount of satisfaction […]

Seasonal Changes Bring New Decor Themes

It’s that glorious time of year when christmas and new year are well and truly behind us, the spring is thinking about making an appearance, and we have a few weeks to think about how we want to redecorate and reorganise our homes.  Decor can be such an emotive subject – as can how we […]

Stand Aside For The Tops In Domestic Organisation

I had a visit to make to a former committee colleague from years ago.  We’ve remained good buddies and she is one of those people who busies themselves on behalf of the entire village.   When she was really poorly last month, I did some visiting and realised why she’s so popular as a member of […]

Pop Of Colour Brings Spring Rays Even In Winter

Usually at this time of year we enjoy a little indian summer – lots of warmer than expected weather with no rain and just a little breeze.  Nowhere near as balmy as a hot summer day, but good enough for a picnic in the park on a Sunday or a bar-b-que on the patio with […]

Royal Wedding Sparks Home Improvement Frenzy

We’ve enjoyed several big public occasions this year – two royal weddings and at least two royal babies born and now we have the excitement of yet another royal pregnancy to keep the news editors happy!  These incidents are the mainstay of our newspaper industry and for the most part, keep the rest of us […]

A Hunting Room – What Everyone Needs

When you study old houses, it’s amazing how labour intensie those kitchens and laundries used to be.  I help out at a heritage house ad pat of the attraction is to see the ewly opened ‘below stairs experience’.   The Butler’s Pantry starts that part of the tour off – where the footmen used to take […]

Holiday Finds Influence Change Of Decor Direction

Last night was something of a revelation – I’d been looking after a relative’s little dog whilst they’d been away on holiday and a ‘thank you’ evening was arranged.  Great idea, they’d brought back port and ideas for tapas and other fist foods for an indoor picnic.  I tried all kinds of things that I’d […]

Christmas Sorted -Time To Enjoy My New Decor

As we sit here in the blistering heat of a summer’s day it probably seems a bit strange to be also thinking ahead to winter time and that comes with it – the marvellously over the top festival period of christmas and new year.  Previous years have been anxiety ridden, very spending based and not […]

Complete Furnishing Turnaround Brings Results

If you’ve stayed put in your home for quite a few years, like I have, it can be pretty daunting to get out there and start looking for more modern furniture and effects.   It’s so easy to get into a comfort zone with the current 3 piece suite, after all it’s still gots lots of […]

Multi Colour Choices Bring Cheer Back Home

For the last few years there has been a generally grim, grey and black side to home decor and furnishings.  Every single advertisement in a magazine would involve a suite in some sort of grey, or black with grey.  I seriusly began to wonder if we’d entered a dark period in social history.  I personally […]