House to Home

See the progress we’re making transforming our 1970s house into a home. When we bought it, it was a sea of yellow and brown, with horrible carpets and wallpaper, and it smelled of dog.

Cooking on gas… I wish

How on earth do people manage to cook on electric hobs?! The hideous oven/hob combo that came with our house has been the cause of…

View Post

We've been home five minutes…

Looks like I’ll be going back to IKEA to get another trolley!

View Post

My DIY helper and my new trolley

My RASKOG trolley from IKEA is finished, with a little help from Thea. I love how it complements my Ben di Lisi polar bear magazine rack (just…

View Post

IKEA treat

I’m excited to put this together this morning 💕 I’m going to keep my crafty bits in it.

View Post

A Day In Our Life

This morning, like every morning, was a complete battle of wills. Firstly, the will to wake up completely left me, after getting up about four…

View Post

Glass half full

Every time we give Thea a drink, it ends up somewhere inappropriate. On the floor, spilled over the table, into her food, over the sofa……

View Post

How To Save Water (and Money) for Free!

We recently had a free visit from Anglian Water, to show us how to save water. I do worry about how much we use, when I…

View Post

If only this were true…

Not the accident part, obviously. The four grand.

View Post

My picture in the Huffington Post

I’m very excited to see that a picture from my Instagram feed with the hashtag #WomenIRL has appeared in the Huffington Post! This is the…

View Post

Downstairs Cloakroom Makeover: From Drab To Fab

I thought it was about time I posted some pictures of our home. Most of it is in a semi-finished state. But we have almost…

View Post

Experiments with crayons

This morning I discovered that Ava had drawn on her sheet and bed with green crayon. “I wanted to see if it worked on the…

View Post

Ten things I love right now: January

1. Mug cakes.  A cake in minutes? Genius. All you need is a microwave, a mug, and ingredients.  So bad for you, but oh-so-good on a cold…

View Post

New year… same me (but hopefully a bit more organised!)

I am starting 2015 with the (probably vain) hope of BEING MORE ORGANISED. Sometimes I think people may think we have been burgled, when they…

View Post