Category Archives: My Place

Outdoor Lights

It was a while ago that I mentioned we were in the throes of trying to obtain planning permission for some alterations to the house and that our resident bats were causing a few hiccups along the way. Well, I … Continue reading

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Peas from the garden

This year is the first time we’ve grown peas from seed and they’ve been a resounding success. Picking them has become a daily ritual in the last week or so and is especially enjoyable in the early evening when the … Continue reading

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Cable & Cotton

When decorating my son’s room last year I bought a set of Cable & Cotton string lights to hang behind the armchair where he likes to sit and read; a little finishing touch that he was thrilled with as they … Continue reading

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Planning Flower Beds

Now that the weather is – for the most part – becoming more spring-like, I’ve seized the opportunity to make a start on some changes to the flower beds in the vegetable garden. It’s been about two years since the … Continue reading

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Kitchen Makeover – After

The kitchen makeover is now pretty much complete so I thought it was high time I shared some pictures here on the blog. Painting the cupboards was quite an undertaking but the end result is so lovely it almost feels … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Makeover (a belated update)

Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while might remember my announcement back in October 2012 that I was in the throes of redecorating our kitchen. Now, given I don’t like to rush a project (!) … Continue reading

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Hyacinths

Things are finally getting festive around here; the tree went up last weekend and since then I’ve slowly been adding decorative touches here and there around the house. I’m especially proud of my display of hyacinths on the cupboard in … Continue reading

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Pumpkins & Squash

The pumpkins and squash have finally been harvested from the vegetable garden. Perfect timing as I was keen to join in with the Nature in the Home series which has just restarted over at the lovely Littlegreenshed. The creamy Balmoral Squash … Continue reading

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Little Fluffy Clouds

The clouds were amazing this evening and warranted a quick photo op in the garden after school. It is some years since I studied GSCE Geography, and I’ve long forgotten my cloud types, so the kids and I settled on … Continue reading

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Coming Around to Dahlias: Part 2

The dahlias that I potted up six months ago are now in full bloom in the garden, providing a welcome splash of colour as we head into autumn. Any flower that you’re encouraged to pick in order to prolong flowering … Continue reading

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