We couldn’t live with our hotch-potch, partly-removed 1960s kitchen anymore. I loved the colour, the look and our industrial worktop with integrated sink, but the layout and cupboard spaces were driving me crazy. Taking out or putting away plates and cups became the task of us taller ones …the kids regressed in their dishwasher emptying […]
Imagine telling a child that they can have all the candy from their sweetie jar they may want!Are you getting visions of horror? Unruly kids on a sugar high? Each of my kids has a sweetie jar. It is their prized possession and one that stores all their sweets, but is only opened one day […]
A video post of our new IKEA kitchen walk-though.
In the past years I’ve ranted enough about New Year’s resolutions and how inefficient they are. It’s the wrong time of year to make most resolutions… Just too dark and gloomy. Read: Forget New Year’s resolutions for dieting and getting fit! However, there are 2 resolutions which, in my experience, will work: 1) Making the […]
Gift-giving is so fought with pit holes : we give and get so much stuff, that we don’t really want or need. Our planet is drowning in our plastic waste. SO what are the alternatives, if you want to show someone you appreciate them through a gift, but don’t want to buy yet another thing. […]
Christmas, over the last century has morphed into this “magical” holiday where we are all supposed to be with family, being super happy, with an abundance of food and presents. Christmas films perpetuate this idealistic world of happy endings and miracles. The pressure for perfect in immense! (No wonder it’s the time of year with […]
You go into McDonald’s and most people will know what to do, what to order, right? Well not always! Despite McD being a massive chain. (Heck, we even have an economic index based on one of its products, the Big Mac index.) Yet, the restaurants are laid out to make it easy for the […]
A small master bedroom with an unbelievable amount of storage.
It’s been long long road to get the diagnosis of dyslexia for Hugo, but now we can finally get the wide-ranging support available to him. We’ve learnt through the process to trust our parental instincts.
After a summer of travelling we returned to chaos of 2 adults, 3 kids and a small dog in just 65 square meters, with all our boxes mostly still stacked high. The first room to tackle was our master bedroom. And the reason for this unusual space to start, as I discussed in renovation priorities post, […]