Gardening is all about looking forwards. It’s this whole act of planning for the next season that I love, and one of the reasons that gardening is so good for the soul. I’ve been thinking of how I want the garden to be in Spring and so have ordered a ton of bulbs from FarmerRead More
Instagram is choc full of renovation accounts. It’s such an amazing place for gaining inspiration and following along with renovation journeys. Recently though I’ve found myself becoming less and less into other people’s renovations (I know, who even am I?!). Now I’m way more interested in the art of the slow renovation.
It’s been a while since I did a blog post about our Weekend Wanders. In truth, we haven’t been wandering anywhere that exciting recently! West Yorkshire has been in some form of Covid-19 restrictions since March and the levels keep changing. We’re now in a Lockdown 2.0, meaning we can’t meet friends (unless it’s oneRead More
We’ve been going to Silverdale for a few years now. We found it by chance looking for a place to camp in the Lake District, and although it’s not in the Lakes as such, it’s a beautiful part of the world. After the seeming endlessness of lockdown, we needed a change of scenery so weRead More
As you will know, if you’ve been a follower of the blog for any length of time, I love being creative with foliage. Whether it’s the Super Massive Hoop of Dreams on my dining room wall or a Christmas mantel swag, if it’s greenery of any kind I love it. One of my favourite thingsRead More
It was Mr R’s birthday a few weekends ago and we decided to have a mini break to the East Coast. We booked a cottage near Hornsea and Mappleton (I wouldn’t recommend this particular cottage) and used it as a base to explore the local area.
I love old floral oil paintings. There’s something so characterful about them and when teamed with a vintage-style gold frame, there’s nothing nicer. I don’t like the price of them though! Original oil paintings can cost a small fortune, like hundreds of pounds, which is way over my budget. Here’s how to get cheaper vintageRead More
I have been DYING to show you our kitchen floor transformation! It’s been a long time coming (thanks Covid-19 lockdown!). Our kitchen and dining area had two different floor surfaces – slate tiles in the kitchen part, which were so cold your feet turned white when you walked on them in winter, and painted concreteRead More
There’s something quite magical about an aged mirror. They look like a mirror who’ve seen things, you know? A mirror who’s lived. If a mirror has spots from age, it’s known as a foxed mirror and you can achieve the look without having to wait 100 years. Here’s how to age a mirror – it’sRead More
It’s been a funny old time recently. The Covid-19 lockdown has certainly provided me with more time to spend in the garden and I’ve been able to keep on top of things there a bit more. Usually by this time of year the garden has to be self sufficient as I’m so busy with work,Read More