A Costly Accident

If you follow me on social media you will probably have seen that I had a little accident last night. I was putting some bottles of poster paint in the loft for storage and carried one more than I should have… The next thing I know there is a scene from a ‘When Tarantino Met The Smurfs’ all the way down the stairs and the hall below. I dropped a…

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Planning Little Man’s ‘Big Boy’ Bedroom

When LP was just over a year old we found out we were pregnant again and started planning LP’s ‘Big Girl’ bedroom to free up the nursery for when the new baby arrived. Little Man is now a year old and I am finding myself already planning his ‘Big Boy’ bedroom. Little Man’s bedroom isn’t very big and it has a window, chimney breast and airing cupboard that make it…

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Searching for the Perfect Sofa

We live in a Victorian house – Built in 1904, and I have a desire to one day have as much of our home as possible ‘in keeping’ with the house – Period features, traditional colours and the right style of furniture. I spend a lot of time online, on Pinterest and generally just daydreaming about the interior of our house! I had been looking for new sofas for years.…

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Making our House into our Dream Home | AD

I’ve written before about how, three years ago, we were lucky enough to move into our ‘Forever Home’, somewhere we will live for years to come. I know we will never move and our house is great for our family and it’s a nicer house than I ever thought we’d own. But it’s still not perfect. There’s things I would change if given the opportunity – and if we had…

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Sarah Beeny – Double Your House For Half Your Money

I don’t know if you’ve seen the Sarah Beeny new show. The basic idea is that the home owners can’t afford to move to a house that they would love to own so instead they extend and renovate their existing house to give them the house of their dreams but for half the money. The show always starts with a walk around the home owner’s house, pointing out all the…

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A Bedroom Makeover | AD

Hubby and I moved into our house 3 years ago and didn’t do a huge amount to the house – it was easy move in and live here as the house was, there was nothing that needing doing immediately. Over the last three years we’ve decorated our spare room – twice – painted our hallway, stairs and landing and painted the bathroom. We still need to paint our lounge, skim…

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Selling Houses | AD

We bought our first house back in 2006 and lived there happily for 4 years. I found the whole house buying process incredibly straightforward and not hugely expensive – aside from having to fund the deposit. When we came to think about selling our house, in February 2010, I was amazed at the costs involved. Selling a house, and buying another one, is hugely more expensive than buying your first…

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