Home & Interiors

Building The Dream, Chapter 5: What a Facade!

Creating a ‘Self Build’ home for our family

We are giddy with excitement! It has been such a good month (on balance!), so I am pleased to say we are set for a rather chirpier post than usual. Yippee! Let’s talk wood. The thing…

10 min

Living the Rented Life

Adding your own style and decor to rented homes

If I close my eyes, I see a beautiful stone period cottage, overgrown with ivy and white roses. Inside, the wooden beams are chewed by woodworm and time. There is a log burner in the sitting…

5 min

The Joys of Looking for a House to Buy

Rightmove addiction and learning to make compromise

Hot on the heels of last weeks post regarding the trials and tribulations of selling your home, I thought it was rather timely to add a few thoughts about looking for a property that you potentially…

5 min

The life-changing magic of the seven minute tidy

How to spark joy without throwing anything away!

I think it’s a fair to assume that every one of you reading this has read or, at the very least, heard of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo. If you don’t already fold…

4 min

Romance and Renovation

The trials and tribulations of keeping the love alive whilst the builders are in! 

When we embarked on renovating our home, I thought the most challenging thing was going to be whether we could afford it and if we would be able to get the right tradesmen in to do…

4 min

A Room With A Twist

Creating a family room that really works for the whole family

I’m sitting in the local Costa café trying to enjoy a relaxing 10 minutes of what has been an otherwise disastrous day. The type where the car doesn’t want to start in the morning, you are…

3 min

Scrumbles Living – Part 4

The painters are booked!

The painters are booked! They’ll be with us in a few weeks’ time and to say we’re excited is an understatement. We know it will be chaos for a bit, and we’ll all be camping in…

4 min

Building The Dream, Chapter 3: Walls

Creating a ‘Self Build’ home for our family of five

Aaaaand breathe. This past month has not been easy. For the first time, I have actually started to wonder if it’s all worth the hassle. But following one of the biggest ever (and very few) arguments…

10 min

Scrumbles Living – Building our family home in the New Forest

Part 4: The bathroom makeover

Now we’re onto the fun bit. I’ve absolutely loved building our house and getting involved with all the planning and design details but I must admit to feeling very overwhelmed by decisions at times. I really…

6 min