Decorating Tips for Your Living Room

Decorating Tips for Your Living Room The living room is one of the most important rooms in the house in terms of the comfort it provides and the opportunities for…

Home Decorating: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Home decorating is not an exact science. There are no strict formulas that one must live and die by. Instead, it is an entirely subjective and personal process that relies…

Timeless Furniture for the Home

Some things will never go out of fashion – Timeless Furniture . It’s hard to imagine a world without The Beatles, Bacon and Eggs or classic Porches. But there are…

Please take 60 seconds to help Sightsavers through Social Media

Sightsavers  are asking the public to help make life fairer for people with disabilities in some of the world’s poorest countries. As well as preventing avoidable sight loss, Sightsavers help…

How to Keep Your Family Healthy

Healthy children are happy children, just ask any parent. You can keep your child healthy and set them on the path to an active adulthood by instilling good eating and…

My Favourite Spring Coats

Crocuses are popping up everywhere and I have sprightly daffodils in the house. Spring MUST be round the corner! You still need a coat in Spring but my big cosy…

Wooden Floors: Making a House a Home

I have long been in love with wooden floors.  I think they have a huge impact on the feel of a home. Many years ago I lived in a 3…

Car Safety for Children

All parents should take the safety of their children seriously, and child safety is particularly important when it comes to riding in a car. Child Car Seats and Booster Seats…

A Beautiful Cast Iron Chiminea

I am so completely in love with our new cast iron chimnea. If anything can brighten up this cold miserable weather it is this. Isn’t it just gorgeous! It is…

How to Control Home Temperature Remotely

Have you ever wondered how to control home temperature remotely and if it is even possible?I have recently been introduced to  Hive active heating, It’s pretty amazing really. Hive offers…

100 books and 100 writers project

I have a project for the next year or two and that is to read 100 books by 100 modern classic authors. For Christmas I received this box set. It…

Easy Gardening

I am all for easy gardening. I love flowers and plants and luscious gardens. As a child we had a concrete back yard with just a tiny bit of garden…

My watch collection

I am excited to show you my watch collection. I have a passion for watches and seem to have a watch for every occasion. These have been accumulated over years…

Some thoughts on Valentines Cards

I sent my first Valentines age 8 to a boy in my class at school called Dominic. who knows what I thought might happen but as I had kept it…

We need to talk about good things

I read a post today on a blog that contained 60 tiny love stories., It made me feel happy, energized, warm, delighted, inspired and it restored my faith. I also…

Yellow Shoes and the Spring Colour trends for 2014

I have been dreaming of a pair of yellow shoes. Colour chart courtesy of Pantone What do you think of the Spring Fashion colours predicted for 2014 ? Designers take…

How do your children sleep in their bedroom?

 Seeing all the monsters submitted to the Philips Disney Imaginative Lighting SoftPals competition I posted about before Christmas got me thinking about how children cope in their bedrooms. It’s funny…

Places I Love: Hampton Court Palace

A few years ago for a blogger event I was invited to Hampton Court Palace for a family fun day. It is such a lovely memory – the whole trip.…