We’ve all made dens from blankets and dining chairs on rainy days when we were children, and if you’re a parent you’ve more than likely built these again with your own budding builders. I think we need to teach our children from an early age about recycling, repurposing, upcycling and the best way to do … More Who doesn’t love a den?
It seems like there are so many rules about colour, especially in fashion and interiors. Who decided that blue and green should never be seen? Or that you can’t put red with green and purple? Colour inspiration is everywhere with nature being the most inspiring for me. Nothing clashes in nature. Pink flowers next to … More Colours don’t clash in nature
I’m always harping on about finding inspiration and materials everywhere, well on the school run every day I walk past a greengrocer, a butcher and a baker, unfortunately no candlestick maker though. I’d been coveting the greengrocers display boxes for a while and after deciding that shy bairns get nowt I asked if I could … More Upcycled vegetable crate table
There has been a shift in wedding styles in the last ten years. No longer the sole domain of church service followed with a hotel function room, we find ourselves guests at barns, farm buildings, entire restaurant takeovers, gardens, quirky historical buildings and even empty castle ruins. Couples are getting creative with their wedding decor … More Five ways to use chalkboard paint at your wedding
Christmas takes on a new lease of life when you have children, the excitement starts when the advent calendar makes an appearance in our house. The countdown begins when you’re allowed chocolate before breakfast. Choosing the tree is next and we’ve always gone for the real thing, the annual trip to Chopwell Woods to choose … More Oh Christmas Tree…
Ok, so it might be autumn but there is still time to paint your garden furniture in this Indian Summer we’re having – well the weathermen tell us we are, so it must be true! I’ve had a bit of a Ronseal paint fuelled summer in the garden this year. I painted my decking in Ronseal … More Garden Paint – exactly what it says on the tin.
Florence, Paris, Moscow, Copenhagen, Prague, Amsterdam, Vienna, Bangkok, all amazing cities full of architectural beauties and I’ve been lucky enough to visit them all. None of them, however, have the one building that takes my breath away each time I visit. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve visited, gawped at, sat silent … More My favourite building