Category Archives: Outdoor Spaces

I’d want to share one of my most successful building makeovers in the house: when I swapped a rotten sash window with a beautiful, modern alumium door.  Let me prepare you here – this was no small job (dust! dust! dust!) but the impact is intense.  It’s opened up the back of my house, allowing natural light to flood into a […]

If windows are the eyes of the house, then mine had a serious eye infection! From the moment I bought my house – I was desperate to fix my crummy sash windows. They looked dreadful (cracking and crumbling when you just touch them) but they also were letting in rain water which was causing – […]

Moving into my new home – the grotty outdoor area was nothing to be proud of. The neighbours told me the space had been left untended for SEVEN YEARS. And you could tell – with a rotten fence, crumbling walls and weeds everywhere.  It took buckets of love (and FOUR MONTHS of hard graft) to turn this area into a real garden. […]

Moving in to my house, one of the first areas I wanted to tackle my garden. I wanted to have an outdoor space we could relax in (and escape from ) the building works on the place. So we have been on a mission to get it finished by the end of the summer. With the lovely people at […]

  Hello! Hello! And Welcome. So here it is – my first blog. A blank page. A fresh start. A new beginning. A creative space where I can jot down my ideas, share my thoughts (and the troubles) of finding, buying and then renovating my first little house. This has been a long journey. Way back when in 2013 I […]

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