Now that Christmas is over and life is returning to normal it’s time to start looking ahead and for us that means thinking about our new arrival, and for me, how to decorate the nursery. When we were expecting O we knew that the spare bedroom at the front of the house was going to become the nursery.  We had planned to try for a second baby when O was around one and our plan was to then move O into the study and keep the larger bedroom as the nursery.  Well, life has a habit of not working out… View Post

I have a bit of a love hate relationship with our bedroom.  I love the space, the open brick wall and the floor to ceiling radiator.  I love the full length doors that open onto a little balcony that overlooks the garden, it was one of the many things that made us fall in love on first sight of this house.  I love that the sun streams through the window in the mornings or that we can sit in bed and watch the rain pouring down whilst we are lovely and cosy inside. What I dislike about the room is all… View Post

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

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