Category Archives: MY HOME

I’m a little bit in love with this vintage brooch I found the other day, which has a real, tiny, maple leaf locked forever inside a resin shell. It looks handmade and I wonder…who made it? And for whom? I … …keep reading

I really enjoyed doing this little makeover project for Gurgle magazine recently. My daughter has spent hours each day playing with it since we gave it to her at Christmas! If your toddler loves pretending to ‘cook’ (which usually involves … …keep reading

I am currently on maternity leave so will be taking a break from magazine features for a while. If you want to make a peg rail like I did for our baby’s room, you can find the instructions in this DIY peg … …keep reading

Every now and again, I treat myself to a vintage hanger, seeking out those that are printed with interesting advertising slogans or the names of hotels, laundry services or holiday resorts. They’re cheap to buy at flea markets and look … …keep reading

At this time of year, the front of our cottage is a-buzz with honey bees, while the rooms upstairs are filled with sweet scent. It’s all thanks to a beautiful rambling rose called ‘Bobbie James’, which is in full bloom … …keep reading

Another post about chickens?! A tad egg-cessive perhaps (groan), but finding fresh, still-warm eggs in their nests is now my favourite morning ritual, rivalled only by eating them for breakfast. And they look SO lovely lined up.

OK, so we’re not quite there – we still have a fortnightly supermarket delivery – but with daily fresh eggs from our (rather naughty) hens Isla White and Princess Layer, plus a glut of rhubarb and leeks from the allotment … …keep reading

SO, we’ve finally moved. Our new home is an Edwardian farm workers’ cottage, which needs a lot of work. All we’ve done so far is paint the walls white, fit some essential peg rails and sand all the floorboards, which … …keep reading