How often do we just rush from one thing to the other to the other? At the moment, I’m trying to get my head around our new life: Dadonthebrink in Sweden, the rest of us home in England. Sure he’s back on some weekends, but I miss having him here every day. And the kids really […]
Mumsnet mission was accepted: refresh our family and play room. (Here’s how project playroom refresh started) On the surface it didn’t seem such a large project. The room is 4m x 4m (13ft x 13ft). The walls were good, plasterboard skimmed and painted with emulsion. However, since being built 4 years ago the structure has […]
It may not be that obvious to regular readers of the blog, but I love houses, architecture and interior design. In general, I’m great (and modest about it 😉 ) with the architectural bits- the technical stuff about joists and beams, heating, cooling and so forth; As well as the practical stuff, like flow […]
We live in a very cold house. An early 1900s, single skin brick wall construction house. When we moved here I didn’t quite realise the problems such a house poses for damp, mould and heating costs. I am of the ilk who bends the house, or at least tries to, to our lifestyle instead […]
Review of our fitter and my verdict on our stove It took some time to choose our ideal woodburner stove, when it arrived we had the other daunting task of finding an stove installer before we could have it blasting out warmth for Christmas. We have a traditional chimney, which we had opened up (it […]
. The other day I expressed my frustration at not knowing where to start with finishing our house renovation project – the living room, the kitchen or the bathroom- and put it out there for debate as well as sitting together with family. In prioritising I have gone with which is going to help my […]
Time to regain some momentum on our house renovation and finish it off. We’ve done the big things: the loft conversion and extension, the rear extension to create that all important family/ playroom linked to the kitchen. Now it’s time to do the living room, finish the kitchen and the bathroom.
– Well I thought might as well add this as a blog post: We were renovating and extending our house last year and I bought a couple of caravans for us to live and work in. This one is the Other Half’s “office” (he works from home a couple of days a week). I planned […]