Why Hello 2017…

Happy New Year everyone! Even though it is now nearing the end of January and I’ve been away for quite some time. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. I did plan for my Christmas break to involve some blogging, but alas I got sick with the flu and that pretty…

Garden in September

Happy September! It seems only five minutes that I did a post a few months back about my garden and dipping my toe into the veg growing waters and well, since then it’s certainly flourished. The tiny seedlings I planted earlier in the the year are now giant plants, flowering and almost ready to bear…

A Little Catch Up and A Few Things I’ve Learnt About Decorating

“Where have you been?” I hear you cry. Well since my last post some six or seven weeks ago, decorating has taken over my life – or at least my weekends, punctuated by a lovely break to Scotland a month ago. I’m struggling to get into any kind of blog routine at present. Days seem…

Home Interior Wishlist

Hello I’m back! I’ve been on holiday and I’ve had a hectic few weeks with appointments and things but today I’ve got a lust-worthy interior wishlist for you. Spring is officially here and I am obsessed with DIY and doing up our house. My plan this year is to get our bedrooms decorated so we…

Event: Wine Tasting at Bakerie – NQ Manchester

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a wine tasting event at Bakerie in the Northern Quarter, and of course I didn’t hesitate to say yes! The extent of my wine palate is I have to say rather poor. In fact I have one bottle of Rose that I stick to (Gallo Family…

Freshen up your bedroom this Spring

There’s something about Spring that urges people to have a mini overhaul of their life – perhaps it’s the lighter evenings, or the increasing temperature? Something prompts us to change things up a bit, have a tidy and a good old clear out. I love having a good Spring clean. I’ve already been busy this…

Why I’ve Become a Kitchen Gardener

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m getting older (and one naturally becomes interested in hobbies of the retired – lawn bowls and the like), or because I’ve been watching a lot of River Cottage lately but I’ve become really interested in gardening; well not just gardening but becoming a smallholder. Yep Hugh Furly-Wurly as…