You win some, you lose some…

flowersThe dilapidated house we were interested in purchasing went “Sale Agreed”. We both agreed that it was probably for the best. A lucky miss. Who knows what would have lain beneath. We didn’t need the stress. We were really only interested in moving for that house, so we decided that, for the moment at least we were staying put and we reveled in the fact that we no longer had to accommodate viewings. Continue reading

how to stage your home (or how to move house without moving)

stairsWe finally decided to go ahead with a viewing of our house to some prospective purchasers. I had cleaned the house till it gleamed. What started out as a dust and tidy turned into a manic re-organisational spree.

The pictures that have been on the floor for months (make that years) have been hung. Shelves have been de-cluttered, cushions arranged and candles lit. The entire house may not quite have had a feng shui makeover but there is an air of calm and (relative) sophistication. Continue reading

Al Fresco Entertaining.

snack timeSo, the forecast is good. I don’t know about you but whenever we have good weather for a few days by the time I get around to organising having people over to dine al fresco, it rains. Well no excuses this week! Continue reading