Blogging is a fascinating phenomenon. WordPress alone is said to be home to over 80 million posts a month, with authors busy hammering out articles on pretty much anything you can possibly imagine. I follow a small collection of diverse sites, all of which I thoroughly enjoy, even if I am guilty of being a […]Read more "The Queen Mary Takes Me: A Tribute to Craig Anderson"
Finished in a subtle grey geometric wallpaper, my home study is a calm, child-free environment in which I can focus on my various projects. It was created a couple of years ago from an unloved, seldom used dining room, and has proved to be an excellent investment of DIY graft. So proud was I, that a […]Read more "Beating The Blackout"
There must be a million reasons to rejoice in the virtues of the British spring time, but one of my personal favorites is the return of good old fashioned boot sale. The anticipation of unearthing some genuine treasure for a few quid always gives me butterflies as the car squeaks and groans over the heavily ridged parking field. Of […]Read more "Jumblesailing off into the blue…"
Earlier in the week I found myself stumbling into the local YMCA shop on the way home from work. I occasionally do the charity shop rounds in the town centre when I’m in the mood. This usually results in a new paperback or the occasional bit of tat for the kids. On entering I had […]Read more "…”It’s fun to shop at the YMCA”"
Tastes and fashions can be extremely baffling at times. I was recently asked to sell a second hand ‘built from flat pack’ pine dresser for my in-laws. A horrible orange knotty thing it was, with a semi traditional look that would look equally out of place in a period home as it would in an off the peg new […]Read more "Finger Off The Pulse"
It’s not often you get the opportunity to add to your collection with pieces that have a genuine family connection, in fact it’s a first for me. As far as I’m aware, no one in my family has any particular affinity with home furnishings from the 30s and some even consider my fascination somewhat eccentric (dunno what […]Read more "Family Heirlooms"