Seven sisters

Shortly after writing my 30 before 30 list I actually got the chance to tick one of them off. Ali had a rare Saturday completely free from work and with the weather forecast set to be sunny all day we decided to go and tackle the seven sisters in East Sussex. They are a set of (actually eight) rolling chalky cliffs along the coast which are one of the most famous walks in England to do.

Living in London the journey there was pretty Continue reading “Seven sisters”

Blog inspiration

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I have a treat for you all today! I found two more amazing British blogs! In my first ever blog post I wrote how my I was first inspired in home design through the blogs I found notably younghouselove.com and then chrislovesjulia.com however nearly all the blogs I read are American. This generally isn’t a problem except when it comes to two things; inspiration and furniture/décor.

Inspiration is an issue because America is HUGE in general there seems to be now issue with land (except for Manhattan and maybe in SF) so their houses are large too showing kitchens with huge islands which I would love to have but are really just not an option particularly  in London particularly right now for me (here’s hoping that someday I will have a huge island in my kitchen!)

The second issue is all these blogs link their beautiful furniture and decorative items to either solely American based shops or ones that cost a fortune to ship it over to the UK. Either way it’s a no go for me, so all I can do is look on from a far and dream.

But now! Now I have found two new blogs to pour over which show more realistic kitchen sizes for me (still much bigger but closer) and link to shops I can actually buy stuff from (maybe, some maybe not). So what are these blogs?

Firstly there is Pink house Emily, the founder, lives in Edinburgh (a soft spot for me as I went to university there) on a little colourful street. In Emily’s own words the pink house blog is about “taking interiors inspiration and advice from fabulous people and places, and using it to make your place amazing.” Though there are many other sections including; travel, shopping and expert opinion.

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I had actually pinned Emily’s bathroom on Pinterest long before I ever found the blog, isn’t it gorgeous I think I’m in love with the wallpaper! Take a look at the Pink House I’m sure you will find something you like too.

My second blog is Making Spaces written by Karen. This time up in Leeds I am amazing by Karen’s bold use of colour! The picture below speaks to me in so many ways I cannot tell you how much I am dying to paint a room black! The top picture is also from Making Spaces blog.

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See more of this room and how beautiful the black walls work throughout it here.

Let me know what you think of both the blogs and if you know of any more please point them to me.

30 before 30

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So as I mentioned in a previous post in mid-June I celebrated my birthday, officially joining the late 20’s club, turning 27. Again as I have told you all this year I decided to invite my family round for dinner which was the perfect way to celebrate on a Tuesday night!

However it did get me thinking about the big 3-0 which is creeping ever nearer and Continue reading “30 before 30”

Delays and food festivals

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Alright, I know it I am an awful blogger! I had only just started and then I took a month and a bit off…not even sure what to say about it…sorry.

I would like to have a really good reason why but unfortunately I’m not sure I do. The first week after my last blog was the EU referendum and I was convinced the results would be tight but IN overall (much like everyone else) but instead I woke up on the Continue reading “Delays and food festivals”

Reupholstering deck chairs

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So I know it’s been slightly longer than I originally thought it would be, but here is finally the blog explaining how I reupholstered my two deckchairs. Above is the end result of one of the deck chairs and I have to say I am pretty pleased with how it turned out! But I am jumping a head at bit lets go back, the last post I wrote on these deck chairs was choosing the material as you can see from above I went with the  Continue reading “Reupholstering deck chairs”

Birthdays and bedrooms

 

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Hello, sorry I have left this for quite a while! I have a good excuse though, it was my birthday on Tuesday…ok not that great an excuse I know, I am sorry.

As Ali (bf) often works long long hours especially on weekdays, yes sometimes he does work long long hours on weekends too, i decided rather than be alone on my birthday i would instead invite round my parents, two sisters and their plus ones and my friend Margot to celebrate. One of these sisters is actually my twin sister so I have Continue reading “Birthdays and bedrooms”

Garden dreaming

One of the best things of moving into my Boyfriends flat which I did in October is that there is a garden! After spending the last two summers without one it’s amazing to have a little private patch of grass where I can lie out in my bikini again, if I wish to, to catch the short sweet summer London normally provides.

As summer starts to finally arrive in London (please can it remain!) it has me thinking about our garden and what we can do to make the most use of it. Being in London there isn’t a lot of space to play with but hopefully just enough to make it a nice Keep on reading!