The Best Blue Shorts SS14

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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…

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…

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…

Inch By Inch

Inch By Inch Gardens grow with love and care and patience. Little by little we nurture, plant, build, tend and watch…. ever hopeful. Slowly, life…

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…

Adventures of a different kind #thegallery

Adventures of a different kind ….   I reckon this photo will have you fooled. I know he looks calm, serene and contemplative doesn’t he?…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

My ray of sunshine #thegallery

My daughter Annalise makes me think of the colour yellow. She is a ray of sunshine in the world. She is such a kind girl…

Vinyl Flooring for the Family Home

My kids are very easily distracted. There has been many a time when they are carrying a drink or a snack and something else has…