Category: Home & garden

Getting a better night’s sleep with Bed Guru

I’m afraid that I really don’t get enough sleep. I’m fairly certain that my most overused phrase is ‘I’m tired’. Lord, what I wouldn’t give for a good night’s sleep…. My children are usually the reason that I’m sleep deprived, however a friend recently bought a new mattress to replace …

A sneaky peek at my new bedroom

This will either be of interest to you…or not at all. Sorry to those that don’t give a monkeys, but this is big news to us. Finally our room is ‘done’ enough to move into! It’s not done, done… The fitted wardrobes are being built in the last week of …

Finding the perfect house; harder than finding true love?

I know I keep wanging on about this, but we are currently mid (actually, about three quarters of the way through) our extension.  The house is in complete upheaval. As I type this, the side windows and the kitchen doors are being removed creating temporary death traps for the children …

Eight reasons to get a garden office

We had our garden office, affectionately known as the shed, built in December last year. Since then it has come in really handy. I’d go as far as saying we wouldn’t have been able to cope without ir. That sounds pretty dramatic, but my husband’s work closed their London office and …

My extension wishlist; walls, floors, lighting and units

I have gone a bit quiet on the subject of my extension, I realise. To be honest the process hasn’t been as painful as I first envisaged and all the funny stories of woe that I was expecting just haven’t materialised! This probably isn’t a bad thing I realise. So …

Farewell, conservatory; gone but not forgotten

Among other things, last week was the week that we got rid of our conservatory. When we bought our house in 2009, one of the reasons we chose it over the others in our budget was the conservatory. The glass cathedral, we called it at the time; I’m fairly sure Doug …

Don’t mention the extension

You may have see this post, in which I briefly mentioned our plans to extend the house. In case you were blissfully unaware, for well over a year now, we’ve been waiting for this damn extension to get started. The plans for said extension went in to the Council in …

BloomBox Club: A new subscription box for budding gardeners

The BloomBox Club is a new subscription box for people that love their gardens but maybe don’t have the time or expertise. I love this time of year. The weather gets warmer, the evenings get lighter and for the first time since October we can get back into the garden. …

Our garden office (part deux) with Posterlounge

Remember back in December, when we had our garden office built? No? Let me jog your memory. Despite the fact it’s bitterly cold outside at the moment we have been making regular use of it; Doug (daddy; seems a bit weird to refer to him as that out of context …