There’s always a but, isn’t there?  I really do love my kitchen, it is one of my favourite rooms in the house but if I were to change anything it would be the amount of light that comes into the room.  The window is East facing which means that we get the sunlight streaming in first thing in the morning, but by midday the sun is over the top of the house and it can get a little dark. It doesn’t help that there is a ledge above the kitchen window which limits the light that gets in once the… View Post

A couple of weeks ago I wrote up a little tour of our forever home before we moved in and before we had started work on it, if you missed it you can catch it up here.  It’s only fair that I let you have a nosey what it looks like now. Buying and renovating a house at the same time as planning and paying for a wedding was, in hindsight, absolute madness.  It was one of the most stressful times of our lives and cleared out all of our savings but it was the right decision for us and… View Post

Despite the unusually warm weather for the end of September I can’t help but start to get excited at the prospect of dark nights and chillier days.  For the first time in months it was properly dark when I got out of bed and there was the unmistakable chill in the air that meant Winter is on its way. For many reasons this is my favourite time of year.  Whilst I enjoy summer there’s nothing better than coming home, snuggling up on the sofa with a brew (or a glass of wine if you’d prefer) and staying warm and cosy.  It’s the time… View Post

It may have been the garden that got us through the door but we fell in love with the house almost immediately.  I can’t quite put my finger on it but it was just that feeling that for some reason we were home, we both felt it. It certainly wasn’t the decor, as after being empty for almost 18 months, it didn’t make the best first impression.  Something that ultimately worked in our favour as I think a lot of people were put off by our little ugly duckling. Over the summer I was organising our photos and found the… View Post