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Clever tips to customise your home

The daily five

Keeping on top of everything at home and not letting it pile up is a constant battle I often feel like I’ll never win! I don’t think I’ve ever looked around the house and thought ‘Oh great, I’ve tackled all the…

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Monthly Favourites – July

Bits and bobs I’ve been using around the home ranging from the mundane to the magnificent, the pretty to the practical. Back in March I decided to start a new monthly series but life got in the way so I’m only now following up with July…

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Things to consider when buying an old home

Late last year we took the plunge and bought our first “project” house. Our previous home, although it was once an old school, had been beautifully converted by some developer and therefore ¬†when it came to doing it up our main tasks were deciding paint colours and furniture…

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Monthly favourites – March

I wanted to start a new monthly series talking about some of the bits and bobs I’ve been using around the home, ranging from the mundane to the magnificent, the pretty to the practical. At the end of each month I’ll be doing a brief round…

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Homemade all-purpose cleaner

I’ve recently been experimenting with making my own cleaning products. It’s something I had been thinking about doing for a while and was finally spurred on to do so with the arrival of my son Quentin. I’ve been sharing a bit of what I…

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Preparing your home for Spring

It’s here, well almost here I think, either way¬†Spring can’t be far off now and we’ll soon be cruising into summer. As we shake off the remains of Winter and start to see glimpses of new growth, here are a few things you…

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Bath Salts

It’s January and with all the festivities over and a good few dark,cold months ahead the only thing to do is snuggle up at home and relax. I’ve been experimenting with some homemade bath salts to help me unwind, something which is definitely needed with…

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Making Sloe Gin

Being a city girl I often have a longing to fully embrace the seasons whilst also feeling slightly removed from them in London.  This year however I was determined to embrace Autumn and the coming festive season by making sloe gin, even though the likelihood of me being able…

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Preparing your home for Autumn

Summer has finally ended, the mornings are getting darker and the nights are longer, but there is something so comforting and delicious about the start of Autumn. At this time of year we still have all the wonderful delights of Autumn and Winter ahead of us and I still relish…

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Simple Wedding Cake

When my friend Maria got engaged last year I immediately offered to make her wedding cake. I had never made a wedding cake before but having spent too much on our wedding cake a couple of years ago and realising that the cutting of the cake is such a weird…

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