Dreaming of France

Another grim day in 2016, a year which will go down in history and not in a good way! Like many othersim sure, today’s result made me think back to our brexit result in June a truly miserable day. And though for me today wasn’t quite as bad, no tears at least, it is adding to the grim picture of the future ahead of us. So…instead of sulking I have decided think about other things, like dreaming of France… ūüôā

Earlier this year my parents decided to do something that they have talked about for a long time, they bought a house in France!! Me and my siblings as you can imagine are completely and Continue reading “Dreaming of France”

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Kitchen updates for ¬£10!

This weekend I spent helping my twin sister update her kitchen. Gill bought her flat about two years ago now and has spent a lot of time putting the effort in to make it nicer and more homely. This mainly involved painting walls and buying art work to put on the walls. I must say that so far she has done a great job!

However there was one aspect which was letting the rest of the flat down…the kitchen. When she first got the flat the kitchen has cream walls, blue tiles, a red work surface and green trim Continue reading “Kitchen updates for ¬£10!”

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¬† Continue reading “Blog inspiration”

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!

Blog beginnings

I have never been a very stylish person, or a particularly arty person. And English was by no means my favourite subject at school, I was more of a maths girl. That’s why it has surprised even me that I am here trying to write a blog…

It all started for me about two years ago when I was fortunate enough to buy a flat in South East London. I had never been a home owner before and I suddenly become very interested in home interiors and decor. Though I must say it does not come completely naturally to me and my first attempts in my flat were not pretty (imagine a completely blue and white living room with no other colour at all!). But luckily after about 6months of living in the blue and white flat I finally stumbled on the world of home DIY blogs in particular Young House Love¬†unfortunately just as they were stopping blogging regularly. But it didn’t stop there for me I became more and more obsessed with Rest of the post this way!