New Year Goals

I’ve never been one for making New Year resolutions; I think it stems from years of trying to lose wight and failing. This year I do want to think of the year ahead and have some ‘house’ goals. I’m hoping that we can complete the house renovation and begin to enjoy what we have done….

Christmas Markets

Christmas has always been a magical time for me, so when we had the opportunity to visit Berlin, I jumped at the chance, as I’d heard lots about German Christmas markets. After a four hour delay at the airport, we finally arrived in Berlin, took a pre-booked transfer to our hotel and made our way…

Dining room – almost done!

This last week has been a bit manic, to say the least! Poor hubby has worked really hard to get the dining room done so I could put the furniture back in and put the Christmas tree up! Well I’m pleased to say the tree is up ! Ta da! I know it’s not really…

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Silly me! Here was I thinking I would be able to put up my decorations and show you some twinkle! Instead this is what I’m faced with: When we got up on Sunday morning, hubby decided it was a good idea to start on the dining room revamp. Now I know I shouldn’t complain, because…

I’m dreaming of a Scandi Christmas

As the 1st December is fast approaching, I’ve been thinking a lot about Christmas decorations. Well actually I’ve been thinking of them for a quite a bit longer. On my last trip to Ikea, I picked up a few bits and bobs that I thought were vaguely ‘Scandi’ , but this was all a bit…

All White Walls

As soon as we decided to completely renovate the whole house, I knew that I wanted to paint all of the walls white. Friends and family all questioned this decision, it will look cold, it’s not very homely, it will be dirty in no time, were their comments. I think it came about because I…

Kitchen Reveal

This update has been a long time coming! I’ve been waiting until every aspect of the kitchen was finished to share it, but I still haven’t finished accessorising it and feel like I might be waiting forever to find that perfect picture to hang or exactly the right kitchen roll holder! Also, because of work…

Supporting Small Businesses

I spend a lot of time browsing Instagram for inspiration and, for my sins, have managed to find several small businesses that I now follow. Some of these I have bought from, some I intend to buy from and others I have only just discovered. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m the first to enjoy…

Garden Inspiration -Scandinavian Style!

As one job in the house finishes, I’m always looking to the next one! And the next, and the next! I think this is a good thing though, it helps me to see the house as a whole and not just individual rooms. I have a plan in my head for the rooms downstairs, so…