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The Rug Beneath My Feet

I’ve been looking for a new rug for the living room for some time. I loved my Beni Ourain style rug. In fact I loved it a LOT, but then we got a dog. A cream shaggy rug and a big dog do not go together as you can imagine. Muddy paws,…

The Canary All-In-One Home Security Device

When I was asked recently to try out the the Canary All-In-One Home Security device I was intrigued. I don’t generally do reviews of gadgets and gizmos, but I was tempted to try this one for two reasons. One, it looked kinda cool and inconspicuous in design, and two, I…

My New Home Office is Now Revealed

My newly decorated home office is finally ready for public scrutiny. I must admit it wasn’t such a major task – save for the indecision over colour. And once I’d decided on this lovely leafy green and white combination it was simply a question of painting the walls, choosing some…

My Very Own Perfect Pergola – Reveal

My new pergola. It’s been a while in the making. In fact it’s taken a year. We the BF started it last summer and then the cottage purchase went through and we had to down tools as you can imagine and concentrate on that instead. But now it’s finished and I…

The New Garden Dining Deck

Because I have been lamenting our lack of usable garden space, the BF has pulled out all the stops for the new deck. He’s done good. We now have a fabulous (I think so anyway) space, tucked away behind the garage, that we are using for dining – and…