iRobot’s Roomba 980: Too Good to be True?

With three teenagers, two dogs and a business to run, our house is always busy. To use one of my mother’s expressions, it often resembles Clapham Junction and that’s on a good day! I am therefore permanently on the look out for time-saving techniques and my life’s mission is to find the most efficient route to everything. When iRobot asked me…

At Home with: Caro from The Twinkle Diaries

[dropcap]I [/dropcap]say this without an ounce of hesitation: you are going to fall in love with this month’s home, immediately! Full of quirky detail and that wonderfully eclectic mix of contemporary and vintage, it is just stunning. In fact this home very much reflects the owner, Caro, who describes herself as ‘a girl with big eyes and a happy heart’.…

Creating Extra Space with a Contemporary Garden Room

“Room tour please!” came the cry on Instagram last week, a stark reminder that I still hadn’t shared our mammoth building project garden room with you. In fact I am so tardy with this post that I can no longer legitimately describe our garden room as ‘new’! It has now been in full use since October of last year and although…

At Home With…Pamela from Life with Munchers

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]’ve been looking forward to sharing this month’s home with you since I first made contact with the owner – Pamela from Life With Munchers. Having admired her home for some time across social media, I was excited to see more. It’s situated right at the other end of the UK to me, high up in the Scottish hills. Pam…

2017: My Year in Numbers

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n case you hadn’t realised, we are almost at the end of another year. Each year seems to go by at a faster pace as I get older. Perhaps it’s something to do with realising that every moment needs to be cherished – time flies when you’re having fun eh? What a year it’s been. If you’ve been following me…

At Home With…Steph {Steph’s Two Girls}

There really is nothing better than watching a complete house renovation unfold. I said ‘watching’ not ‘experiencing’! Steph and her family bought their home in 2016 but only moved in earlier this year. Although not quite finished, Steph has kindly allowed us a sneaky peek into their gorgeous 1930s home. Who lives in your home? I live with my husband…

Christmas Haters, Back Off {7 Tips for Making Your Fake Tree …

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] have such fond memories of Christmas as a child. Every year we would visit my granny and grandad’s house and stay for at least four days. In fact they would put up about 18 of us for those four days, providing a cooked breakfast every morning and hosting a party on Boxing Day for all of their friends and…

At Home With…Laura { Dear Bear and Beany}

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]nother month, another home to have a nosey around. This month it’s a new build, so if you’re likely to get properly jealous of a crisp, clean, beautifully tidy house, then look away now! Laura and her family moved into their home last year and clearly adore it. In the style of Sir David Frost (or Keith Lemon if you prefer)…

Are You Ever Too Old for a Pink Bedroom?

At the age of 16, both my girls have requested a bedroom makeover as their birthday present. This request is generally made every five years, when tastes have changed and bedrooms have been suitably trashed. When this particular daughter requested a blush pink bedroom with a dark blue feature wall, I had my reservations: Is 16 too old for a…