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    Chapter 3 of our self-build story: Going up

    It’s been over a year since I wrote the last feature on our house build; at the time we were just up to the first floor and things had progressed rapidly. So, did something go horribly wrong, as you might have expected if you’ve ever watched Grand Designs, or has it just been a very busy last 12 months and blogging’s taken a back seat…? Well I’m very pleased to report that it’s the latter of those two option: With the house build, moving in, Christmas, a demanding new job, Covid and a couple of new furry additions, writing for fun sadly hasn’t had much of a look in, but…

  • Lifestyle

    Oh, hello Spring

    There are some surefire signs that Spring has finally sprung. The lighter evenings, the blossom filled trees dotted along the streets, even a bit of sunshine that has painted small freckles across my face. You will also know it’s Spring and crave for more of that sunshine when you step into any HomeSense store. You’re welcomed with plenty of inspiration to spruce up the garden, whether that’s furniture, outside tableware or plant pots. For those who don’t have a garden or are limited on space outdoors, there are still plenty of accessories to brighten up the home. Welcome the floral decorations inside with easy to maintain synthetic flowers, along with…

  • Fashion,  Lifestyle,  Photography

    Homeware Haul: The new light of my life

    Since moving in with James I’ve tried to make some small adjustments around the house, which he’s mostly been open to. We’re currently in discussions about a coffee table and why it needs to be so big. It’s all about compromise and why in fact a large coffee table will look great in the living room. The house still needs a few more touches to get it feeling homely and less bachelor pad in my opinion. There is the occasional candle dotted around, a vanity table and a crazy cat lady mug that signals there is a woman living here. Adding pieces that balance the gender isn’t really the aim but after…

  • Lifestyle,  Photography

    HomeSense – Dusting away those January blues

    I get a little sad that the general vibe around January is that it is a depressing month. Most of us will be returning back to work, early Christmas paydays will mean lots of staying in and we’ll all have huge regret over the amount of food we ate over the festive break. Many will have started resolutions, some already given up but hey, that’s life. I’m not going to judge. One of our joint resolutions is to do some organising around the house. Make sure everything has it’s place and introduce some homely additions. Coincidentally HomeSense asked me to check out their new extensive range of faux flowers and what…

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    HomeSense August Bank holiday treats

    So far we’ve had a pretty pathetic summer, the rain has graced it’s presence considerably more than the sunshine. The temperature has dropped that I’m convinced I fell asleep for the whole summer and have now woken up to Autumn. Not a completely terrible thought, I love the colours on the trees, dusting off my autumnal coat, lazy darker mornings in bed, the crispness in the air and the cosy evenings. I’ve even already bought two pairs of Chelsea boots in preparation. I’ve got a summer holiday in a few weeks so I still get a hit of summer, so I’m selfishly not complaining too much. I recently made the…