The Beautiful Yorkshire Dales ~ Aysgarth Nook

*Ad With staycations in England set to be back on the cards from July 4th (whoop!) I thought I would share a fabulous holiday property I discovered back in February. Before lockdown, when getting in the car for a much needed weekend away with family and friends was still very much a thing you could…

A Weekend in The Surrey Hills

Having visited Surrey several times as a child, I’ve been desperate to return to this beautiful part of the world. I was thrilled when Julie from Surrey Hills Cottage Holidays invited me and my family to stay*. Our home for the weekend was 2 Limetree cottages, one of the two properties Julie and her parther…

The Snuggle is Real

*AD Now, don’t get me wrong, I adore the front door of my Victorian terrace. My little blue beauty gets thousands of likes on Instagram, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. However, once open, the actual gap to bring furniture through is a mere 70cm. Nineteen years ago, two chunky leather sofas were…

Brighten up your space with Kalanchoes

Ad* Let’s talk about colour, a thing I used to be very afraid of when it came to home decor, I was even fussy about what colour flowers I’d buy. Fast forward three years, and I can safely say I’m really embracing the joy colour brings into my life. I haven’t been brave enough to…

Garden Update ~ Decking Reveal

*Ad Here it is, my new deck in all its glory. I hope you’ll agree that these stunning Trex grey composite boards look as fabulous as I hoped they would in my little London garden. I’m currently on the lookout for the perfect table and chairs set to finish this area off (once I can…

Sneak Peek ~ NEW Decking

Ad* Last week a very exciting thing happened… Our new garden decking was fitted! To say we’re over the moon with it is an understatement. What’s more, the build itself went  incredibly smoothly. Since then we’ve been planting up around it, ahead of the final reveal. For now, here’s some sneak peeks, plus some information…

Colour crush ~ BLUE

After a recent holiday to Crete, I’m crushing on blue BIG time. Walking the pretty streets of the most quaint little fishing village we discovered, Plaka, was like being in a movie set. Baby blue, teal, cornflower, turquoise, aqua call them what you will, shades of blue are sure to make you feel relaxed and…

My Eco-Friendly Decking Plans

Ad* It’s finally happening… I’ve actually decided on a new decking material. My tired old wooden deck hasn’t lasted as well as my husband and I had hoped, in fact it’s a health and safety nightmare! So, after much thought and research, I’ve decided to go with a very eco friendly composite material. I’m thrilled…

North Norfolk ~ A weekend away

A few months ago my little family and I were lucky enough to be invited* to stay at The White House, in Norfolk. Tucked away in a picturesque farm valley between Brancaster Beach and Burnham Market, The White House is a hidden gem within easy reach of the wide open beaches of the North Norfolk…

Keeping Plant Care Easy This Summer ~ with Homebase

Ad* Last weekend we took a much needed trip to our local garden centre in preparation for a good-old garden/plant overhaul. We are very lucky to live just a few miles away from our nearest Homebase store. In the 19 years we’ve lived in our home, it’s been our go-to shop for all things gardening and…

Front Door Makeover

The front door of my little Victorian home has always had many compliments. I’m told it was replaced in the 1930’s due to the design, but I think it fits in perfectly with our period style home. It’s been painted cream (the colour when we bought it 18 years ago) black and slate grey. On my…

Christmas Storage with Addis Home

*AD Broken baubles, tangled fairy lights, a lost Christmas stocking, any of these sound familiar? Like many of you, my Christmas decorations hold years of precious memories. So the last thing I want to see when I open a box after nearly a year in storage are damaged items. In a bid to make 2020…

Give the gift of Art

*AD Like many of you this Christmas, I’m trying to change the way I gift. Gone are the days of plastic packaged gift sets that get shoved at the back of a drawer. I’m planning on buying things that are not only heartfelt, but more importantly to be used, on display, loved and ultimately not…