Yearly Archives: 2014

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Preparations for Christmas have felt like a total marathon this year: I think I’ve been juggling too much recently (oh, when will I learn?) but today I think I may have turned a corner as I  finally feel as though I am … 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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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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Viva España

It’s lovely to be back blogging after the inevitable hiatus while the kids were on holiday. The summer seemed to whizz by which is probably testament to the fact the we packed so much in: we ventured to Spain with friends, … 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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RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Part 2

Slightly later than planned, but I’m back with Part 2 of my post about The Chelsea Flower Show: this time with my highlights from inside the Grand Pavilion. With a vague threat of rain on the day, a lot of … 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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RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Part 1

The Telegraph Garden by Tommaso del Buono & Paul Gazerwitz After watching the BBC coverage wistfully for the last few years, my Mum and I finally realised a little dream of ours this week and visited the The RHS Chelsea … 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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