Time for me and him.

Last week Stu and I managed to escape for a much needed child free break. Let me just repeat that last bit, CHILD FREE!! To add further emphasis to this detail, you should know the two of us haven’t been away, just us, since before Nancy, our eldest, showed up nearly 7 years ago. Big…

Botelet Breakfast Club (and unofficial Appreciation Society).

Yesterday morning Nancy and myself started the new week in just about the best way possible, the way all weeks should start… Botelet Breakfast Club. Take two of my favourite Bs, Breakfast and Botelet, combine them with sunshine and good company and that’s a pretty special Monday morning. A once weekly pop-up breakfast cafe… take…

Living Room Update – From almost finished to totally undone.

I had hoped to be sharing the finished living room with you by now, that was the plan anyway. Before Christmas I painted the walls with two coats of Valspar Mountain Midnight, a dark green (that frustratingly photographs blue) It was a big step out of my white comfort zone, as well as a huge…

Easter Party.

We’re off up to Wales tomorrow morning, to visit family and join in with my cousin’s birthday celebrations. This means we’re away on Easter Sunday and Nancy was a little concerned that the Easter Bunny wouldn’t know our temporary address, she’s even written to him, explaining the situation! I’ve reasured her that that’s one clever…

Alice in Scandiland Shop.

A week ago I opened my Instagram shop, a place for me to sell my preloved, vintagey and contemporary bits and bobs, some from the around the house, some that I find when I’m out and about. I thought I’d talk a little more about it here today. I’m a firm believer that you shouldn’t…

Everything But The Dog Feature.

EBTD, a London based MidCentury and Scandinavian furniture specialist, has featured me over on their blog today. Click below to have a read… Whilst you’re over there, take a look around, they have some absolutely beautiful examples of classic, timeless vintage furniture. This Ib Kofod-Larsen sofa could turn my heart away from my beloved Ercol…

At home with Nordic Re-make.

Every so often I like to share with you a friend who inspires me, their beautiful home, their work and anything else I think you will like. Ida Hansson, otherwise known as Nordic Re-make, is an incredibly talented woman, with a seriously strong sense of style and identity within her interiors. I’ve been an avid…

All the kinds of Mother.

Some of us are Mothers through choice, some of us are Mothers by accident. Some of us would love to be a Mother, but not yet, some of us long to be a Mother, but things don’t always work out like that. Some of us have plans, but being a Mother isn’t one of them….

Low Ceiling Lighting Ideas.

I’ve recently been on the look out for a living room ceiling light, but my search has been rather dictated by our ceiling heights, or rather the lack of. It would seem the majority of attractive lights these days are aimed at those lucky people who have ceilings that you can’t touch, oh for our…

Industrial dining with The Hairpin Leg Co.

Our Ply and hairpin legged kitchen table gets a lot of love and compliments, it’s such a simple and easy design to make yourself and I’ve been promising a blog post about it for quite some time, it’s coming, honest, but this isn’t that post. Instead I have something else to share with you… I’ve…

Our house, for us.

Today I want to talk about something that has changed our lives, it’s not a new concept, but it’s given us more freedom, more choice and more comfort. The decision to commit to our home, to where we are, to make it the best house it can be for us, without being dictated by the…

A window solution.

It’s no secret that we don’t have any window dressings in our downstairs, I find many options overly fussy and as someone who is very anti-housework I see curtains and blinds as an extra place for dust to settle. We’re fortunate that the back of the house isn’t particularly overlooked and we live in a…