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Spring is finally here!

Doesn’t it finally feel like the weather has taken a turn for the better? Like we’re finally in Spring and not far away from Summer?

What a difference the sunshine makes to my general mood, energy levels and motivation. Does it for you? I’m sure if England had a guaranteed 4 to 5 months of sunshine, we’d all be a lot happier and productive.

This Sunday just gone was such a lovely sunny day and I pretty much leaped out of bed (a rarity I can assure you!), happily pottered around the house, making breakfast and then headed out with the family on a big walk across the local meadows.  Ah I love mornings like that.Continue reading

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My Wow Kitchen

As you may know by reading this blog, I am into interior design and we’ve enjoyed doing-up our Victorian terraced house over the last two years. We completely re-vamped the kitchen and the bathroom, making them more modern but still with nods to victorian design. We re-decorated the living room and bedrooms too, with a fresh lick of paint in blue/grey hues and some cool lighting. We also added a basement conversion, which was the biggest (and most stressful) project of them all, but makes the world of difference as we now have a self-contained ensuite spare bedroom (which doubles as an office when it’s just us).

Our terraced house is limited on space though and there’s no room to extend in any way. So sometimes, I do find myself day-dreaming about a bigger house and the one thing that always comes to the forefront of these day-dreams, is a big family kitchen. A wow kitchen! So in collaboration with Homify, I’ve been thinking about what my wow kitchen would actually look like. Continue reading

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Kitchen Utensils – House and Home Series – Part 3

We are well underway with our Kitchen re-design, which is incredibly exciting. And with a new kitchen, comes new kitchen utensils!

We budgeted well for our kitchen, bringing it in at a very reasonable cost, but we feel we’ve managed to achieve a ‘premium’ look. We therefore didn’t want to skimp on the key accessories in the kitchen (the cooker, toaster, kettle, coffee machine etc).

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