Category Archives: My Place

The Kitchen Borders

So…. after the mother of all hiatuses, I’m back! 2016 has been full of distractions which have been both exciting and exhausting for us, but have also meant that certain things have had to give: the blog being one of them. Against a … Continue reading

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A Garden Redesigned

When we moved here, nearly five years ago now, the garden was a somewhat daunting space: after years of semi-neglect, thickets of brambles and nettles rendered large areas inaccessible, vastly overgrown Leylandii cast long shadows over the main lawn and a crumbling, uneven crazy-paved terrace … Continue reading

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Our New(ish) Garage

It dawned on me recently that, after mentioning we were about to commence work on rebuilding the garage last year, I then spectacularly failed to share any photos with you of the end result. I’ll let the pictures speak for … Continue reading

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This Year’s Veg

A little while ago, Marshalls very kindly offered to send me some of their new vegetable seed varieties to try out in the garden this year; I confess to leaping at the chance as it seemed like a perfect opportunity to get out of a seed-buying … Continue reading

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Cut Flowers

The flower beds in the vegetable garden are looking great right now; they are full of colour and there are plenty of blooms for both the bees to savour and for us to enjoy indoors. We haven’t managed to do much sowing of annual flowers … Continue reading

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An Unplanned Hiatus

I honestly can’t believe that it has been quite so long since my last post. I’m not sure how I managed to drop the blogging ball quite so spectacularly but somehow I did. I blame myriad projects around the house and garden … Continue reading

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Before & After: Master Bedroom

Better late than never, but I’m finally here with pictures of our master bedroom makeover, now that all those little paint jobs that I kept meaning to do – but never quite got around to doing – are complete. This was … Continue reading

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New Year & New Loo

Firstly, Happy New Year! I hope that your celebrations were fun and that 2015 has got off to a good start. We had a very enjoyable, if hectic, time with family and friends but with the kids back at school … Continue reading

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Before & After: En Suite

Life has been getting in the way of blog posts lately, but it’s nice to be back to show you the fruits of some of my labours over the last few months. As well as keeping an eye on the construction … Continue reading

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New Flower Bed: Update

It is hard to believe that it was way back in March when I wrote about planning two new flowers beds in the vegetable garden. I had to put the hours in digging over the beds and making preparations for the new additions … Continue reading

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