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…

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…

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…

Go Wild with Marks & Spencer Home

AD* With summer finally here, I was thrilled when Marks & Spencer Home asked me to pick my favourite pieces from their SS19 range to style up my outdoor living space. It was my birthday yesterday, so this little entertaining corner at the end of our garden seemed the perfect place for a bit of…

LET THERE BE LIGHT with Vario by Velux

Ad* Have you ever thought about just how much time you spend indoors? Last week, I attended a breakfast hosted by Velux, where we were challenged to think about this fact in depth. The event was held to create awareness about an exciting new launch, Vario by Velux, the brand’s first made-to-order rooflight solution for flat roofs….

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…