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Injecting Personality and Practicality into a Family Home

[Disclaimer: The following is a collaborative post] Most of us grow up with a desire to own our home one day, and when we envision that property, we think of a place that oozes warmth, calmness, and love from every orifice. Finding the perfect property isn’t always easy, but often it’s possible to turn a… Continue reading Injecting Personality and Practicality into a Family Home

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Edward Scandinavian Steps: A Review

A couple of months back we were approached by a furniture company called pib asking us if we’d like to review a piece from their collection. Having put a fair amount of work into our home over the past number of years, we are finally getting to a stage where it feels like things are coming together… Continue reading Edward Scandinavian Steps: A Review

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Greener Living – Closing Your Intention-Action Gap

Have you heard of the intention-action gap? I have over the years but it only really hit home with me last week when I lifted up a plastic tub of natural yogurt in the supermarket. I switched from individual yogurts to a large tub a few years ago to reduce our waste. Then I switched… Continue reading Greener Living – Closing Your Intention-Action Gap

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My 5 Favourite Craft Businesses on Instagram

  Crafting is one thing I really love to do and, as I said in my last post, I really love to discover other people’s crafts too, whether they create as their hobby or for their livelihood. Over on Instagram there are so many wonderful craft accounts. Browsing them is an utter pleasure and I… Continue reading My 5 Favourite Craft Businesses on Instagram

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First Quarter Results Are In

The first quarter results are in. Its been a mixed one. Ups. Downs. Inbetween times. The big 4-oh. An up. A big one. A frustrating February. A down. Lots of reading. An up. Lots of unfinished, challenging books. A down(er). Learning new skills – conversational French, new crochet stitches, cooking game dishes.  Peaks and troughts and peaks and troughs but… Continue reading First Quarter Results Are In

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Dealing with Homesickness as an Expat

[Collaborative post with Allianz Care] With St. Patrick’s Day just gone, I’ve been thinking of home a lot. Big occasions like that can bring on bouts of homesickness for all of us living abroad, whether we are new to the scene or here for almost 16 years, as I am. Equally, banal moments like hearing… Continue reading Dealing with Homesickness as an Expat