York is one of my favourite places to visit. I love the history and character, and discovering new parts of the city I haven’t seen before. I’m always keen to add in a new weekend wander to York. In the Christmas holidays we took a day trip there. The plan was to walk aroundRead More
After one too many wines at a family party on New Years Eve, what better way to blow away the cobwebs than a wander round Dovestone Reservoir? Unfortunately for us, everyone else within a 20 mile radius also thought this was a good idea. It was so busy!
Last year we carried out our bathroom renovation. Our old bath tub was steel, had started to rust and no matter what I cleaned it with, it always looked dirty. In an ideal world we would have just changed the tub, but it had a tiled bath panel. This meant when we ripped the tubRead More
I’m a little late in writing out this post – sorry! We’ve had the most perfect Christmas and New Year followed by a few days of holidays, and I’ve really tried to embrace being away from technology and spending time with my family. It’s been amazing. I can’t say I feel especially refreshed, but IRead More
I’m not usually one for following trends or fashions when it comes to interiors. My style is pretty neutral, classic but eclectic and works for me. Every year however, the colour people Pantone release their Colour of the Year. For 2020, the Pantone Colour of the Year was announced as PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue. AccordingRead More
One of the things I’m really grateful for in our house is the beautiful fireplace. Every year at Christmas I like to decorate the fireplace with a garland. I usually use fresh foliage, but this always ends up crispy and dry after about a day and a half as we use our fire. This year,Read More
Another week, another wreath! This weekend we started to decorate the house for Christmas. I say we – Mr R helped me move the bookcase then went out to buy a part for the car, and Holly helped put the baubles on the tree the decided to do some crafts. With glitter. Eugh. I putRead More
Last night I took a little road trip over to Harrogate to visit the beautiful OKA showroom on West Park for their Faux Christmas Wreath Workshop. You know I love a wreath – my house is full of them!
Are you ready for my best Christmas money saving tips? Read on! Christmas is great. It’s just such an expensive time of year for many people, but I wanted to share a few ways in which we try and make Christmas a little more affordable. Firstly, we limit the amount of giftsRead More
We went on a weekend wander to Upperthong in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. I dragged a reluctant Holly out for some fresh air and exercise, armed with snacks and drinks to keep her going. A hungry child is a whiny child in my experience! We parked on a side street in Holmfirth and headed upRead More