As we are in the final days of our extension build all my thoughts are turning to decoration.  Whilst the focus has been on the new kitchen/living/dining space we have created downstairs one room upstairs has been completely revamped and is unrecognisable from how it was previously.  I have mentioned before how our bedroom has been a little bit of a bugbear for me, a space that I loved but with decoration that I hated. We had brought our furniture from our previous house with us and whilst it had fitted in our old home, and with our 20-something year… View Post

If you’d have told me a few years ago I would be installing a blue (not just blue, but a dark blue) kitchen in my house I would never have believed you.  In the 16 years we have been home owners we have always played it safe with decor, especially with such an expensive thing as a kitchen.  We had oak in our last house and opted for a country cottage cream, with oak worktops, when we moved into our current home. It wasn’t that I didn’t like a bit of colour, I had often been drawn to the pale… View Post

What a beautiful bank holiday weekend it has been.  When the sun is shining the UK is a wonderful place to explore and as we are often creatures of habit we have spent the past couple of days in one of our favourite spots in Wales.  I love that it now feels like a home away from home as we spent several years staying in my mums caravan in Pwllheli. One part of the country I am itching to return to is the South West.  Largely because I have such fond memories of holidaying in Devon as a child and… View Post

The original plan was to blog more regularly about the extension but a delay with the steelwork meant there was quite a delay in any building work happening on the house.  The builders focused on the garden and creating our sunken seating area but I soon realised isn’t too much to say about a great big muddy hole. We’ve been out of the house for the past four weeks, the long awaited steelwork went in the week after we left and since then the house has really come on. The exterior walls were completed, the existing back walls to the… View Post