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A Storage Cabinet Luxury Upcycle – with Laura Ashley

Storage, the eternal problem for families of small children. There just never seems to be enough. Or there is enough but it is full of stuff needing sorting and then the problem is lack of time rather than lack of space.  As well as the issue of where to put the stuff, there is the… Continue reading A Storage Cabinet Luxury Upcycle – with Laura Ashley

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A Belated Birthday Gift To Myself – with Saal Digital

Recently I was lucky to be chosen to work with Saal Digital as a product tester. Back in February I tested their photo books and was delighted with the end result – a book of my favourite family photos from 2017. I’d become very lazy about printing out photos and their photo book was an… Continue reading A Belated Birthday Gift To Myself – with Saal Digital

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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)