Thursday, 17 April 2014





Monday, 14 April 2014


Spring is finally here...I have had a little peep into my garden and its definitely time to get my boots on and potter about out there...

I didn't do much in the garden last year...and 'boy' am I paying for it this year! I should of cut down a lot of overgrown bushes, but didn't...and now they are soooooo overgrown, its going to take me a month of Sundays to get it done!...but the sun helps doesn't it...the warmth on your back...the birds twittering...ahhh Bliss!

Right now I can hear my neighbours mowing their lawn, children playing and laughing, birds a tweeting and bee's buzzing...

The Easter weekend is looming and I am soooo prepared...I have bought my work tools and I will be out there with the rest of them pruning and shaping...I will also be purchasing my famous red geraniums...which I plant in the garden every year...they are so hardy and look good even if you forget to water them.
Another thing on my list of 'to do's' is to paint my little green Holivan...the sun has bleached the side over the years and she is in desperate need of a repaint..
So I have been shopping around on-line and found a great choice of colours HERE
...But I am still not sure about the colour to paint the white one.
...Perhaps, you could throw me a few ideas :)
 Even though I know it will be a lot of hard work, it is probably best that I start on the outside of the caravan first, because its the job that I am not looking forward to doing most!...because it lives under the tree, it has this horrible mossy green stuff on the roof and I know I will have to scrub like mad to get it I am going to need a miracle paint to repaint it with to repel this from happening again...any ideas?
Then the fun will begin...when I get to work inside....
Freddie has told me I can have both caravans, as he is finding it hard to get comfortable in the little green I might rip out the beds and draw unit and put a free-standing table at the end so that a more comfortable chair can be used...I'll have to add some kind of mat underneath though to stop the chair from marking the i would like a chequer board floor...Soooo Retro ay!  ;)

...What will you be doing this weekend?Are you doing some DIY...or are you having a traditional Easter with Family and Friends?

Until next time xx


Just saying.....!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Quirky ways to reinvent your room

Your bedroom is your sanctuary from the rest of the world more than any other room in your house. It’s here where you spend most of your time – albeit unconscious for the majority of that time – and so it’s here where you can truly be yourself more than any other place in your life.
So this is the room that is more about you than any other room is. This isn’t a room to make smart and perfect for the benefit of others, nor to make too practical and functional. Instead, it’s a room to do whatever you want to in – to make it really yours.
So what’s the best starting point? Well you may think a great starting point is to look for ideas for inspiration – but there’s a better place and that’s within yourself. Remember; a bedroom is where we make the transition from consciousness to unconsciousness and back again each day – so in many ways, it’s the most important room in your life. And as you drift off to sleep each night, your thoughts take you wherever you want to go. So dream up your perfect sanctuary from the world - without trying too hard. This should be a pleasurable and gradual task Think about your perfect room and how it would look and feel, what colours would be in it and what features – then start to think about the practicalities.
From this sort of beginning, you will be able to create your own ideal space whether it’s small and cosy, big and open, bright or dark, minimalist or packed with a myriad of your best-loved knick-knacks.
So spend time letting your ideal room build in your head. Give a lot of consideration to your interior look – but don’t try and rush the process. The feel of your bedroom (or specifically, how you feel about the room) is imperative; you’re trying to create a space you love - perhaps more than any other here.
As well as the bed and furnishings – don’t forget the entrance. The door to your room should be a door that marks the transition from the active part of your life to the restful, self-indulgent one as much as is practicable. So the door itself is important and should complement not only the rest of the house – but more importantly, the look and feel of your most special room; your bedroom. 
There’s no excuse not to find the perfect door to your sanctuary these days. Suppliers like Todd Doors, Maxwells, Adamson and other online suppliers have hundreds of doors and accessories to choose from with a few clicks of your mouse. 
A heavy door, or one that is well soundproofed (and which is well fitted) will make an enormous difference to the feeling of separation of your bedroom from the rest of your house – and this is highly desirable. Treating the bedroom as a sanctuary rather than just another room, and keeping it as quiet as you can, will help you become calmer, get better sleep, and “zone out” from the world in a way that is good for all our states of mind.  The trick is to treat the room as special for you – and to try and let your innermost thoughts design the space as far as you possibly can.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Rosie's Room Update Ideas

I have been gathering together some more ideas to decorate Rosie's room as she feels like a bit of an update in there...Personally I feel that I have never quite got it right in there...and therefore due to that fact and also being that she is quite untidy! I have never featured her room much on here!

I feel she she needs something a little more quirkier...and so does she!

We have already painted the Fireplace wall Cerise and I have added touches of Zebra print here and there...she also loves the vintage Pin Up Girl pictures that we have collected over the years, so they are all in her room...I think we might repaint some of the frames, to make them look a bit more Retro Modern...

So we seem to know where we are going with the whole Updated idea...

LOL! This project has been pending for a few weeks now, with pieces of spare furniture scattered all around the I'll keep you posted and share the updated pictures with you once we are done!

The pin board above is of some ideas that I have found on the web...if one of the pictures is yours...please let me know and I will credit you ;)

What are you currently updating at the moment?
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