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Win A Personalised Scrabble Art Frame from Say It With Scrabble

Now that my children are out of babyhood – and almost out of toddlerhood in fact – I keep coming across the most adorable, cool or just plain practical things that don’t seem to have been around nine years ago when I was originally in the market for baby paraphernalia. At times it makes me feel… Continue reading Win A Personalised Scrabble Art Frame from Say It With Scrabble

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Our Stay At The Old Dispensary, Donore, Ireland

I haven’t told you about our stay at The Old Dispensary yet, have I? When we returned from Ireland in May, my mind was buzzing with details of the the places and ideas I wanted to blog about. Recently I got round to writing about the wedding (here and here). I also managed to tell you… Continue reading Our Stay At The Old Dispensary, Donore, Ireland

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Updating Our Rustic Outdoor Kitchen with Laura Ashley

A few years back, tired of  spending that precious pre-dinner hour inside cooking, I decided  to set up an outdoor kitchen in the garden for the summer months. I’ve mentioned it here and here before because I think everyone should have one. It is a joy to have and to use. The outdoor kitchen allows… Continue reading Updating Our Rustic Outdoor Kitchen with Laura Ashley

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Planning Our Guest Bedroom Makeover

One of my favourite things about shopping trips to Dublin as a child was going into the Laura Ashley shop on Grafton Street.  I know it is a brand that many consider old-fashioned and terribly floral, but it has always been special to me.  I used to go in with my mother. She had some gorgeous… Continue reading Planning Our Guest Bedroom Makeover