Time for tea

*Ad I’m the first to admit I love a good cuppa! It’s pretty much the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning. As the old saying goes… ‘Nothing brings people together like a great cup of tea.’ With summer finally in full swing, and now that restrictions are easing, there’s…

Staying Happy in January

Well hello there! So much has happened since I last blogged, that it’s hard to know how to start this post. Firstly, let me begin by wishing you all a happy new year (am I still allowed to say that!?) and secondly, I hope that you’re all staying as safe and sane as possible in…

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…

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…

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…