I love sparkling wine. It's pretty much the only alcoholic beverage I drink. There's just something festive, fun and decadent about a glass of beautiful bubbles.Read More »
I was doing a little bit of housework while babywearing with my baby girl in a carrier on my back.I turned on the upright vacuum cleaner and as I started to work on the living room floor two bullants dropped out of the vacuum onto the carpet.Read More »
This is my favourite television show genre. The “So Bad It’s Good” shows. It’s a tricky genre, because exactly what falls into bad enough to be good, but then also good enough that it’s not just completely terrible - it’s a fine line.Read More »
When my first born was a baby, I used to anxiously wait until she was asleep, then I would whisk through the house and clean up. When she woke up, I would be all eyes on her, sitting and playing and taking care of her until at last she would fall asleep again. Repeat.Read More »
I’ve been asked a few times for a packing/moving checklist so with all my experience moving house, this is what I can come up with.Read More »
We move house in THREE DAYS! THREE!!!Uno. Dos. Tres.That’s it. And then we’re there.Read More »
Yesterday we put a rental application in on a house - a whole house - that has easily twice the space of our current home, and I’m crossing all my fingers and toes that we are accepted. It has two living rooms, 4 bedrooms, and more cupboards than I’d know what to do with!Read More »
Firstly, this was written our of pure, genuine enthusiasm for all things Ikea. I love the food, the furniture, the design, the space saving ideas, the bargains, the feeling that anything is possible - I just love the adventure of it all.
So let me take you through all the things I love about Ikea. It's something we do fairly often as a family - we just go to Ikea to walk around, have a look, touch, sit, play, open, design, dream and eat.
Do you know those ads that trying to make us feel like everyone is judging us on the cleanliness of our homes to make us buy their products? The Harpic toilet clean ads with the line “What does your loo say about you?” ads, or the “Ajax Spray and wipe” ads where someone has unexpected visitors and runs around cleaning their house so nobody ever knows that they live the way they live! Am I alone in thinking that your toilet says nothing about you? Except that you clearly have indoor plumping! Winning! But otherwise - I know I've never inspected anyone else's loo and made an assessment on their character based on it's condition.Read More »
I'm not naturally a tidy person, I wouldn't describe myself as a neat freak or say that housework is a skill or something I enjoy doing. But some things have to be done. So I feel that qualifies me more to talk about how to get through the week without the house falling into total chaos than someone who's house straight from better homes and gardens all the time.Read More »
This is a step by step of my nursery furniture renovation. Outlining the basic "how to" of a simple make over for a cot that was about 15 years old, drawers that are I have had since the start of High School and a “barely used” good quality change table.Read More »