The Secret to Spring Cleaning: Steam

Ah, springtime. It provides more than just a welcome dose of sunshine and wildflowers. Now you have the opportunity for new beginnings (and a second bite of the cherry if…

Dreaming of a New Kitchen Table

I have been dreaming of a new dining table/kitchen table for the last 3 years. Mine is child wrecked and battered and not in a rustic, vintage, lovely, family way.…

A Beautiful Easter Egg

I do like to share beautiful things with you on this blog after all that why it is called A Beautiful Space.  So without further ado I would like to…

Beautiful Things by Emily Leary

Emily Leary is a parenting and food blogger over at A Mummy Too. We asked her to share her beautiful things with us. Here’s what she had to say…… The…

Pretty Plus Size Dresses SS14

It isn’t always easy to find gorgeous plus sized dressed so I have been virtual shopping for you and picked out some beauties…. Pretty Plus Size Dresses SS14 by babybudgeting…

Are you you prepared for the future?

Are you prepared for the future ? Do you think about the future much. I am more likely to think about the past and get lost in happy memories of…

A garden worth painting

A garden worth painitng indeed Such a well known painting by Monet of his garden in Giverny. Oh, how I would love to visit there. My Granny and Grandad had…

I heart bicycle wallpaper

I have recently purchased an exercise bike and my bedroom has become my exercise room. I do 7km each day whilst I watch a little TV. Normally extreme home makeover!…

Carson McCullers, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (100 Books Project)

I have just read The Ballad of the Sad Cafe the first book in my attempt to read 100 penguin modern classics. This project is  based on the authors in…

Leap into spring with brilliant rugs

I just love brilliant rugs … Spring is the time of new growth; the shackles of winter are cast off and we dare to hope for a warm, sunny summer.…

Proper Italian Coffee from Caffe Cagliari

Oh wow Caffe Cagliari I love good coffee. Give me a cappuccino maker and I am a happy woman. Coffee to wake me up to make me zing and to fill…

Achieving spa like calm in your bathroom

Staying calm in the modern world is nigh-on impossible. Every day, we face a constant barrage of pressure and stress from all angles. The traditional time people used to take…

Gorgeous Garden Furniture

Want to see some gorgeous garden furniture ? I love to sit outdoors and watch the children play. They bring things to show me from time to time like worms…

Pocket Watches and the Men in My Life

I love pocket watches My grandad was often to be seen (I kid you not) with a holey jumper and a tea cosy on his head off fishing. But very…

Living like my Grandma

In my 20’s I used my tumble drier all the time. I raced in my car to big supermarkets and piled the convenience food high . I bought cheap throw…

Why Loyalty Matters

Loyalty is a quality that means a huge deal to me. I was raised by a mother who was endlessly loyal, steadfast and reliable. You could be certain she would…

A Guide to Upcycling Your Old Jewellery

Society in the 21st century is open to change. We’ve seen firsthand the destruction that our actions have caused and we’re looking to make lifestyle changes, to source our food…

Kids, Graft and Gardening

Graft and Gardening go together! My kids have life easy in many ways due to money, my availability and the conveniences of modern life. If they want something to eat…