Garden Picnic? Lunch al Fresco? We’ve the plates for you…
Jun27

Garden Picnic? Lunch al Fresco? We’ve the plates for you…

Have you been feeling it? That urge to eat outdoors? With all that glorious sunshine we’ve been having, we’ve barely been eating a meal in the house. Breakfast is never a family affair in our house – we all get up at different times – but in the summer we all seem to drift outside. I’ll be honest, I treasure those quiet early mornings – that first half an hour of a fresh new day, nursing my coffee...

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Gorgeous Al Fresco Dining – Melamine Bargains From The Supermarket. YES, Really.
Jun25

Gorgeous Al Fresco Dining – Melamine Bargains From The Supermarket. YES, Really.

Sometimes the need for style can battle with the need for practicailty. And even more often, the need for something deliciously pretty can battle with the need to keep within a tight budget. Honestly – LOOK at the gloriousness. This is the Aztec range – it’s fresh, it’s modern, it’s chic, stylish and oozing charm. It’s also £3 a plate. THREE POUNDS A PLATE!! This is the Grey Diamond Tumbler. Pretty,...

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How to create an outdoor cinema in your back garden
May19

How to create an outdoor cinema in your back garden

We’ve been looking at how to ‘create an outdoor cinema in your back garden’ – with no cinemas open for what would seem the rest of the summer, this is a perfect project for anyone with some outside space. We tend to do it in the back garden, but I love Kirstie from The Adventure Project’s idea of a pop up cinema in a wild location. easy peasy – an outdoor cinema in your back garden Tesco have compensated...

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From Christmas Decorations to Home Decor The Practical & The Indulgent
Dec05

From Christmas Decorations to Home Decor The Practical & The Indulgent

Christmas is a time of year where we take a look at our homes in a competely different way. From beautiful Christmas decorations to adorn our Christmas tree, sit upon the table or mantlepiece and even to light up the outside of our houses and lawns. To home decor to suit the winter seasons mood of warm colours to lift the gloomy days and nights. Christmas bedding, or perhaps a new throw or two to snuggle under on the settee and not...

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Simple Steps for a Stress-Free Dinner Party
Nov25

Simple Steps for a Stress-Free Dinner Party

Last week we had friends over for dinner – and I realised that a Stress-Free Dinner Party is the latest in the long line of things I appear to have conquered without being aware I’d done so. Our Friday night entertaining was nothing big, nothing fancy; just having some friends over for a few hours, and feeding them. Calling it a ‘dinner party’ would be seriously stretching it – and yet in years past this...

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When People Come To Stay – Rules For Good Hosts
Nov17

When People Come To Stay – Rules For Good Hosts

I was recently commission by Mobility Plus (stay with me here) to think about making homes guest-ready and welcoming. All thoughts & opinons my own, obvs. Planning for houseguests over the holidays? Don’t fret. Whilst yes, it’s an invasion on the normal household rhythm, and yes it does require a little more than simply pumping up the spare bed and pointing them to the spare duvet, it can also be fabulously fun. No one...

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