Five Under £5


I absolutely love a bargain! And to me, there is nothing better than a home related bargain.     Without planning it, this months 5 treats for under £5 are all for our home and I am delighted with this little lot. As a bit of a baker, I am always on the look out for new spatulas, I found these ones in Asda Living. They were in the sale for £2.50 for the.. Read More

The Fence!

Sometime ago I wrote about my struggle to convince himself that painting the fence was a great idea. I was certain that I would be able to wear him down so that eventually, he would cave in and paint the fence a glorious shade of duck egg blue. I also promised to keep you in the loop. This weekend, this happened. The youngest took down the adornments that lined the fence. I took ‘before’ pictures. While.. Read More

If I could…………

The lovely Catherine at Pushing The Moon has tagged me for this ‘If I could…….” meme. It was started by Jocelyn from The Reading Residence who called it The Walter Mitty Post, which I think is brilliant! I usually do my day dreaming during my commute, here is a little insight into my whimsical thoughts! If I could live anywhere I actually really love where I live but I wish we had a warmer climate… Read More

The Tidy bedroom!!

  I have written this especially to join in with Mac at Reflections of Me for her new Mummy & Me link up. Although I went to many open days with her, I never actually thought the eldest would go to university.  Whenever I considered, really considered, the possibility, I pushed it to the back of my mind and thought about something else. Her first choice was Glasgow, about 230 miles away, 4.. Read More

The Table…………Well?

I am notorious for buying furniture that is too big! The problem is that I like sturdy pieces that were probably designed for a castle, but I live in an ordinary English house. Late in 2004, our solid pine table was gifted to Mr G’s friend’s girlfriend as she set up her new home. Mr G’s friend had tragically died in July of that year. Our new table was delivered in time for.. Read More