March 23, 2017

Allan Bank is nestled in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside. A home once occupied by Wordsworth himself and now lovingly cared for by the lovely folk at the National Trust, it sits just a short stroll up from Grasmere village centre, in a field surrounded by forest....

March 15, 2017

At the end of February, John took a week off to coincide with our bathroom refurb. We hadn't planned much and were imagining a quiet week at home (okay maybe not literally, given the decibel levels of power tools). The bathroom refurb was postponed to this week (very e...

February 3, 2017

"Reach  for the sky, it's not as high as it seems.

Just follow your heart, go as far as your dreams..."

Ever since John and I first spoke about having children, I began daydreaming of how I would recreate the wonderful childhood that my brother and I were...

January 25, 2017

In my previous post I mentioned needing somewhere to store my many, many books. Somewhere not too far away from my Office Corner is ideal and somewhere that also can hide a few other bits of junk. Okay, maybe not "junk" per se... I don't make a habit of hoarding chocol...

January 18, 2017

Four years, two sofas, three TV units, three dining tables, four rugs and umpteen light fittings later (and breathe!), our living/dining room is finally "just right" and suiting our day-to-day lives perfectly.

I'd love to show you how the c...

January 16, 2017

When we first moved in, somebody described the flat as a "matchbox". Initially I was offended - this was our new home... to me it felt like a palace in the making! I could see it's potential. I could see what it could become, even if it was a little on the modest side....

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