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Realisation, Fruition and Other Such Words

At times it seems to me that this blog of mine is one big to do list. A letter of intent to myself, if you like. In various post on various topics I have vowed, hoped and planned. Less rushing, more chilling, some redecorating,  more documenting life. I’ve gone on record with goals, aims and… Continue reading Realisation, Fruition and Other Such Words

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Blue is the Colour – A Garden Update

It kind of seems like we’ve ditched Spring in favour of  an early Summer this year, doesn’t it? I don’t know about you, but we generally use Spring weekends to do a bit of pottering in the garden, slowly getting used to the rising temperatures, doing a few repairs and getting the garden ready for… Continue reading Blue is the Colour – A Garden Update

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I say Spring, you say clean?

So here’s my news. Spring arrived, all better-late-than-never-here’s-some-sunshine-to-go-with-those-daffodils. Winter had been pretty reluctant to release us from its clutch this year, hadn’t it? The sudden burst of sunshine has really shown up the grime though. It is easy to see where the notion of Spring cleaning came from. My mother will probably hate to read… Continue reading I say Spring, you say clean?

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Installing a Vintage Sliding Door

There’s lots about this house of ours that made us fall in love with it. Little quirks like two staircases, hidden character, and slanted ceilings.  When we bought the house there was a lot that needed improving. The wood chip wallpaper painted peach was one of the first victims of our restyling, along with the… Continue reading Installing a Vintage Sliding Door

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The Magic Of An Aga (and how to keep it running smoothly)

Being back home over Christmas and the new year reminded me of the magic of having a range in the kitchen. I grew up in a home with an oil-fired range and the hum of it, the heat of it and its big, solid presence make me long that for our home too. Back before we… Continue reading The Magic Of An Aga (and how to keep it running smoothly)