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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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Stocking Fillers for Foodies

I’m attempting to steer well clear of egg slicer/strawberry huller territory with this round-up of foodie stocking fillers, as I’m sure we’ve all had our share of those. Instead ‘gourmet’ and ‘useful’ are this week’s stocking watchwords, and these gifts … Continue reading

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Byron View Farm Cottage

Fancy a little armchair escapism? Then Byron View Farm Cottage in New South Wales, Australia might be just the ticket. As the name suggests, this secluded retreat offers stunning 360 degree views across Byron Bay thanks to its lofty position. Guests don’t even … Continue reading

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My Cook Book Collection

I don’t know about you, but whenever I see a photograph of bookshelves in an interiors magazine, I can’t help but scrutinise the picture to see what they have. I’ve even been known to go out and buy books after … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Makeover

I’ve finally made a start on our tactical kitchen makeover today. I call it ‘tactical’ because, in time, we hope to reconfigure the layout of that part of the house which will involve replacing pretty much everything, so this is … Continue reading

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Cosy Dining

Now that comfort food is back on the menu, it seems right to up the cosy-factor to create a welcoming atmosphere, whether it be for an intimate evening meal, a lazy weekend lunch with friends or a hearty family breakfast … Continue reading

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Chopping Board Displays

I have a lot of love for the humble wooden chopping board. It goes without saying that they are eminently practical, but they can also be used to create a wonderfully rustic display in the kitchen, hanging from hooks, Shaker-style … Continue reading

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John Lewis – Home Comforts

Home Comforts is one of three interiors ranges launched by John Lewis for Autumn/Winter 2012. It is my favourite by far as it taps into the desire to make our homes more comfortable and snug at this time of year, whether that … Continue reading

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Le Parfait Jars

Like many of the home accessories that we now prize for their looks, Le Parfait jars can trace their origins back to more functional and practical beginnings. The French company, which was founded in Reims back in the 1930s, introduced … Continue reading

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