You’re so Lucky!

You’re so Lucky!

As I unpacked our food shopping this morning, something that the delivery lady said stuck in my mind, she said ‘you’re so lucky’…and you guessed it, her words inspired me to jump on here and get writing. Now, said delivery lady is lovely, she’s been 

15 months and counting

15 months and counting

Back in April 2018, we set out with smiles on our faces and anticipation in our bellies, we were about to embark on an exciting journey that would result in our dream home and I for one was excited to document every step! Fast forward 

Live-in Renovation. Just a little bit of dust…

Live-in Renovation. Just a little bit of dust…

Planning permission granted…builder selected…it’s all systems go, and friends and family are excited to see you your progress! It’s likely to be those same friends and family…and probably your builders who will make all sorts of comments about the dust too. If you’re anything like 

Getting closer…

Getting closer…

It’s Sunday, it’s the 15th April, and after months of planning (8 to be precise…!) we’re about to be and truly thrust in to the chaos of our renovation!  As I sit here typing, it’s during a very short and much needed tea break, this 

Let the Carnage Commence!

Let the Carnage Commence!

It’s been far too long since I wrote on here…it’s been a manic few months, and it’s about to get a whole lot more crazy! After months of contacting, quoting and refining our requirements, we’ve finally decided on a builder – and we’re really pleased 

Progress Update – February 2018

Progress Update – February 2018

A pretty catchy title for this blog post I know….but the reality is…progress is slow! We’re new to this renovation lark, but frankly I don’t think either of us realised that when we first engaged our architect in August last year, that by February this 

The verdict is in – planning permission

The verdict is in – planning permission

The verdict is in…. And after a fairly quick and painless process, we are delighted to say that we have had planning consent (with a few conditions) to do the proposed works on the bungalow! Initially we had looked a going up in to the 

Is Farrow and Ball Worth the Money? Choosing and Using Farrow and Ball

Is Farrow and Ball Worth the Money? Choosing and Using Farrow and Ball

If you’re reading this blog, then perhaps, like us, you’re embarking on a re-decorating or renovation project, someone has recommended using Farrow and Ball and your wondering ‘is it really worth the money?’. Choosing For us, the recommendations had come in thick and fast. Everyone 

To Biomass or Not to Biomass. That is the question

To Biomass or Not to Biomass. That is the question

Well, we’re now firmly in to November, and the temperate has certainly dropped! We’ve had a few frosty mornings, and without a central heating system, trying to keep the house warm is proving costly! The log burner has certainly been a bit of a saviour, 

Chilli Penguin Woody Stove Review | Maiden Lighting

Chilli Penguin Woody Stove Review | Maiden Lighting

If you’ve been reading my blog posts, you’ll know that we’ve been sort of renovating our lounge (more by accident than design) in order to enable us to install a log burner for the winter. The 1960’s bungalow that we finally purchased in May 2017