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Is Expensive Paint Worth The Money?

After renovating 4 houses, decorating at both of my parents homes and countless friends houses I have done a lot of painting and used a lot of paint!

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We all have to work to our budget but over the years I have come to realise that some economies…

Le Weekend – Read A Magazine

Last week I encouraged you all to take time to make a pot of tea and this week the prompt is read a magazine, something that would go very well with the whole pot of tea vibe.

When I was in my 20s, all footloose and fancy free I really…

How To Survive A Road Trip With Children

“Let’s drive to the Dorset coast from West Yorkshire with the motorways littered with endless 50mph zones”

“Yeah hun that sounds like a fantastic plan it will be a dream with 2 children”

“I know right”

Well of course that conversation did not take place because a 7.5 hour drive is a…

Le Weekend – Making Tea

So I had planned to post this yesterday but instead I find myself adding this amendment because my site was hacked and I had an online meltdown and I was subsequently rescued. I will of course provide further details on this as I feel paying homage to the blogging…

Digital Magazine Launch

This year is the first year that I can remember hitting the ground running, no sprinting, no flying. I have such a determination and focus it is quite uncharacteristic. The truth is I often have a tenacious approach to life goals but this year I am not in a…

Le Weekend – Make Something

There is something deeply satisfying about creating something yourself, making things with our hands taps into our most primal of instincts. From the dawn of early humans we have been creating for pleasure and necessity. Cave paintings and tiny sculptures played a part in prehistoric peoples lives as well…

How To Knit A Triangle Scarf

If you are anything like me you are easily wood by things that are beyond your skill level. I am wooed by triangle scarfs, the lovely draped lace knitting. I once dabbled in lace knitting and never again, I could not possibly swear that much these days as I…

Le Weekend Writing Letters

I could write an entire series of books on the wonders of living in Paris but one of the most wonderful things that I learned was to embrace the French culture of the weekend. When you first go to live in another country it takes only a few short…

Painted Gift Wrap

I know there are endless you tube and social media parents out here telling us we do not have to be those Pinterest parents, and they are absolutely right but you can be. Truth is I live for this stuff, my down time is learning a new craft. Feed…