We've been living in our one bed Victorian basement flat in South East London for almost 2 years now. We've been renovating the interior on and off during this time, and it's unrecognisable from the sorry state it was in when we first moved in. But the space is still small. And we have A… Continue reading Thinking bigger
Down at the bottom of the garden…
As we live in London, we're really lucky to have a good size garden. This does mean though that due to lack of time and money to do anything with it, a large section of it had become a dumping area for wood, stones and weeds. This end of our garden gets the most sun all day… Continue reading Down at the bottom of the garden…
Growing our own – mouse melons
For my first year of growing our own veg, I wanted to try to grow some more unusual things alongside the more standard UK produce. I read about Mouse Melons in The Urban Kitchen Gardener: Growing and cooking in the City, and thought they sounded interesting. They are native to Mexico and Central America, so I wasn't… Continue reading Growing our own – mouse melons
Exposed brick + vintage + glass = kitchen envy
This kitchen diner is so beautiful it makes me want to cry. Where do I start as to how much I love this space? Ok...the exposed brick, use of glass sliding doors to the garden, the glass roof, the gorgeous vintage quirky touches, those sinks, The Xavier Pauchard Tolix Stools, the amazing storage wall...'sigh!' All… Continue reading Exposed brick + vintage + glass = kitchen envy
Growing our own update
Everything seems to have suddenly gone crazy in our garden. We've had so much rain it's resembling a mini jungle at the moment, but at least things are growing, including things in the vegetable patch. This is the first time I've attempted to grow my own food, so it's all new to me. I hadn't… Continue reading Growing our own update
Download your own Rob Ryan Bunting
Thanks to Stylist magazine for putting on their site a free download of the prettiest bunting I've seen - designed by the talented Rob Ryan. Just click here to go to the Stylist site and you can download the design to make your own Rob Ryan Jubilee Bunting.
Growing our own
The best thing about our new flat is the garden. After the last two years living in a purpose built top floor flat with not even a window box, a private outside space in London is something I had really missed. So when we moved in December, I had already been thinking about things I wanted… Continue reading Growing our own
Ah, roll top baths. So pretty and luxurious, they can make a real statement in a bathroom. You can find original cast iron ones on Ebay quite cheaply. Fit some new feet on if needed and get it re-enamelled, and nobody would ever know what a bargain it was. It's great if your bathroom has… Continue reading Roll up!