Friday, 16 December 2016

Christmas: Cat-friendly decorating tips

Image: Pinterest
This year, we'll be celebrating Christmas with our two new additions - the kittens. We're so excited! I've even bought a little present for Martha and Decca to open (although I draw the line at a kitten food Christmas dinner...). 

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Christmas: Two wreaths

Last week I was still in casual Christmas mode, thinking it's ages until the big day. This week? Not so much. But let's rewind to my two days of wreath-making and pretend everything's just fine...

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Interiors: Houseplant heaven

My houseplant obsession is getting out of control. From where I type I can see one giant palm, a windowsill full of oxalis, geraniums and a spider plant, an orchid, a succulent, a big vase of flowers, a  shelf of succulents, and I haven't mentioned the Christmas greenery.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Interiors: Dining room makeover

Back in February, I did a mini makeover of the dining room, taking it from bare room to liveable space. But since then, we've done loads more to the space. Want to have a look?


Friday, 2 December 2016

Interiors: How to light a fire

The temperature has properly dropped here in the UK and we've woken to frost most mornings this week. Time to get warm. A few weeks back, I called a number in the Yellow Pages (okay, I googled it) and found a chimney sweep. The idea of such an old fashioned trade is a bit like catnip to me and sure enough the brilliant chimney sweep who came to our home was a lovely man in his eighties.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Family: Meet the kittens PLUS Fantasy horses with Petplan Equine

Back in July, T (my youngest) drew a fantasy pet – bat, of course – and it was magically transformed into a brilliant cuddly toy thanks to Petplan (read that post here). It's easy to get into the habit of assuming the eldest is too old for such opportunities, but it turns out A wanted to have a go, too.

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