Bed

My husband and I have had the same bed frame since before we got married. We’ve now been married 16 YEARS. I’m too embarrassed to even talk about the mattress. You know those Dreams adverts that say you’re supposed to replace your mattress every 8 years? Hah! Are we weird? Do people update their beds…

Shed

Since we moved into our house almost three years ago I have been on something of a greenfingered adventure. I have been to garden centres and on garden safaris (not as exotic as it sounds). I subscribed to Homes & Garden magazine and have Gardeners World on series link. I joined the RHS and chat…

Clunch 

When we moved into our house there was lots of “…the best thing is we don’t have to do anything!”. Two years on we’ve redecorated half the rooms in the house with the stairs and hall being a particular bugbear of my husband’s. “I hate the green in the hallway” he announces on an almost…

Little Plants

Yesterday I was in Waitrose and I spontaneously bought these weeny plants for my kitchen windowsill.  One is a mini orchid and the other is some kind of succulent. Don’t ask me which and please ignore the shockingly awful photos.  I have one of those very narrow windowsills in my kitchen above the sink. It’s…

Little Vase

One of my birthday presents last month was this cute little vase from Kikki K. Perfect for a couple of flowers or even a single bloom. I’d put it on my bedside table if I could trust myself not to knock it over at every given opportunity. For now it lives on my kitchen windowsill.  …

Calendar

Those of you that read my Pencil it in… post will know how I like to be organised and won’t be surprised to hear I’ve got my 2017 diary and calendar all sorted. But perhaps you’re still looking so here are a few options!  This calendar is a colour-it-in-yourself affair. The intricate designs by Johanna Basford…

3D Butterfly Wall Art

We got round to decorating our daughter’s bedroom in March. This involved taking a radiator off one wall and putting a new one under the window, re-painting the entire room (with the dreaded Dulux Light & Space except I kept calling it Durex Light & Space which amused my decorators enormously) and building an IKEA wardrobe which took days….

Ring

I keep seeing this stupid advert for the video doorbell from ring.com  The inventor is in the advert and seems very happy with his invention. It works on wifi and provides hd video for your doorstep.  In the ad a man is sitting in the pub talking to his wife and children through his phone which…

Removable Wallpaper

I saw this the other day and thought it was a great idea if you have little ones. It’s wallpaper you can simply peel off when you want a different design. Perfect for nurseries or a child’s playroom! I also like that the designs aren’t too kiddie but they’re still vibrant and bright.  You can…

Bosch 

Having already blogged about the Samsung AddWash you’re going to think I’m laundry obsessed but I don’t care.  I’m a big fan of Bosch. Pretty much every appliance I have in my kitchen is Bosch, from the washing machine to the oven to the dishwasher to the tumble dryer. Their products tend to be well made and…