I wished I had a wishbone chair…

IMG_2167I don’t buy shoes. That’s just silly, of course I buy shoes. It’s just that I don’t buy expensive shoes. No Louboutins for me. Not only can I not afford them, sadly I can’t walk in heels. I’m not into fancy cars either. Some people are into both. Me? I’m into design. So when I try to explain to my daughters that the chairs that they sit on to eat their breakfast, lunch and dinner are their FFH’s (that’s future family heirlooms to you and me) I get eyes thrown up to heaven, combined with exasperated sighs. Continue reading

Game on…

We (finally) secured permission to commence the works we wished to do to the pigeon house.  As the property was a protected (listed) building, a large amount of information was required and a number of stages were involved in the permissions process from the local authority. This ranged from a historical account of the building to large scale detailed drawings. After much stress and tension the bankers eventually gave us the go ahead for our mortgage and we were finally ready to commence on site!. We simply could not wait to get in there and see what really lay behind the facade and above the many suspended ceilings (would there be any period details or not?) Continue reading

To follow or not to follow that is the question?

scrabble text picUntil a couple of years ago I had never heard of blogging. Initially when I did it was in magazines or newspaper articles doing the “best of” different types of blogs from fashion to food to world affairs. These always seemed to feature people who (lucky them) somehow make a living out of blogging. I would read them and think “I would love to write like that”. So for a long time I talked about writing a blog. To myself, that is. I read other blogs, and looked into how I might go about setting one up. Continue reading