Why we loved Mill Farm Eco Barn and you should donate so you can go too!

Why we loved Mill Farm Eco Barn and you should donate so you can go too!

In March 2017 we were absolutely delighted to spend five days at the wonderful Mill Farm Eco Barn which is the same holiday cottage that you can win a three night stay in by donating to the Spend for Syria 2017 Just Giving charity campaign.  I was so pleased when Emma and Neil agreed to donate this prize (worth £600) because I really wanted to offer everyone an opportunity that we have tried and tested ourselves...

A personal story from our friend in Syria

A personal story from our friend in Syria

One of the many reasons I have a heart for Syria is because we have friends living there.  There’s nothing like being in the comfort of your parents’ home in the middle of beautiful rural English countryside, sitting round the kitchen table as a teenager and tucking into your mum’s delicious roast dinner, whilst dear friends tell you about how their young niece would hear bombs going off on the school run, to make you realise how unjust this world can be sometimes and what an embarrassingly privileged life I lead...

Our New Front Door: Before and After

Our New Front Door: Before and After

I can honestly say it's the best £1000 we've ever spent.  We've never had a huge budget for doing up this house, but to spend 1/6 of that on getting rid of the old UPVC door and transforming our homes curb appeal was definitely the best decision we ever made.  I absolutely hated our old door, and I hate to admit I'm this shallow, but it genuinely made me feel embarrassed about the house.  We'd worked so hard on transforming the interiors, but 95% of people only ever saw that horrible plastic white thing more akin to a static caravan home than a Victorian cottage in the beautiful South Downs National Park...

What’s that you say? Another blogger blogging about having a blog?!

What’s that you say? Another blogger blogging about having a blog?!

Well yes, apparently that seems to be the case.  Except I'm not sure I would call myself a blogger just yet, the imposter syndrome I am feeling is in full force as I venture to make this post public with everybody.  Who knew I've been bustling away behind the scenes, writing blog posts and not even telling anyone about it?! So here we are then, another interiors blog to add to the already over-saturated market of interiors content online.  Man am I aware of that!  I must confess though, in all my time scrolling on the interweb or scouring social media, I haven't quite come across another interiors blog that totally gets 'me' or our situation, so I thought I'd start one!

15 Top Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for a House Viewing (When You Have Kids)

15 Top Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for a House Viewing (When You Have Kids)

It is certainly widely acknowledged that moving house is very stressful.  Then add in the complexity of trying to sell your own home, whilst finding another appropriate one, PLUS having two little tornadoes running through the house, daily emptying the sock drawer on the floor, turning your plants upside down or throwing Weetabix at the wall like an Olympic shot putter on speed, and you're in for a fun couple of months...

Our Girls’ Shared Bedroom Makeover

Our Girls’ Shared Bedroom Makeover

It was definitely at the point where we had to strip the wall in the girls room right back to the original wood when I thought we were never going to achieve our three week deadline.  It was also the moment where I sent an urgent plea out to good friends requesting help with the decorating.  Quick!!! Darcey has to sleep in this room in 8 days!!!  PLEASE help.  Emotive? Guilty.  Using a baby to get you free labour? Guilty.  Desperate?  Hell to the YES.