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Happy's New Garden Part 2

happy vintage caravan in my previous garden

So this year I knew I wanted to landscape the garden, so I bought tools especially for the job...Yes I had been overdosing on gardening programs and I had a few tools to get on my list...So armed with a spade, a fork and an edge cutter [all bought from the Boot fairs that we go too] I decided to get cracking! I marked a line out with some string all the way to the bottom of the garden and rather than do it like they say...I thought I would improvise and stick old knives intermittently down the garden twisting the string around each knife so it was taught! Haha! I thought...there’s the right way...and the bodged Happy way!

Fun Design Details For Your Period Property


If you’re lucky enough to live in a pre-war abode; your house is likely to be full of period character and charm, not to mention some high ceilings (unless you’re in a beautiful cottage; mind your head). If you love your interior design; you’ll probably be decorating to enhance and reflect your environment and the era your home was built. However, it’s often the little details that people can forget, and these can make all the difference. The following are some areas of your period property to consider and advice to help put the design details in for a considered and inviting space.

How to Run a Low-Effort Household

Less is More: How to Run a Low-Effort Household

Do you feel like you put a lot of effort into running your home only to find that you have little time leftover for anything else? It’s a feeling that lots of people have, but you don't have to just accept that that’s the way things are. Here are some of the ways in which you can do less and achieve more when it comes to running your household in a more low-effort way. At the end of it all, you will be left with more time to do the things you love and care about.

The Lazy Gardener

[My Mother-in-Laws Patio]

The Lazy Gardener: Low-Effort Tips That Aren't Back Breaking

We all love a beautiful garden, but that doesn’t mean we are all ready to roll up our sleeves. Some of you will hate the idea of spending the summer turning over soil and watering plants. Let’s face it - gardening is a lot of work. But, what if someone who will remain nameless told you that you could have your cake and eat it. Would you be interested? Good, because it is possible to cultivate an awesome garden even if you are a lazy gardener. All you have to do is get creative and think outside of the box. Because being creative involves being active, you might find it difficult, which is why this post is worth a read!

Happy's New Garden Part 1

[Picture of some of the items we left behind - not the enamel]

Last year not much happened in our garden really...I new that I wanted to landscape it eventually, but Freddy was still in his bed in the Living Room and the work on the lift and the wet room wasn't going to start until January 2017.

Happy Blog Posts are Back!


Hello peeps...sorry I have not been sharing my life on my blog for a while, but I have been extremely busy and didn't seem to get the time to fit everything in!...lately though, I have been getting into a better routine, I knew that once my Mum moved round the corner to me I would have less time...but I also knew that after a while we would get into a routine that works for everyone and I could start sharing my life on here again...I just hope you, my readers, still want to read what I have to say!

How To Bring Wildlife Into Your Garden


How To Bring Beautiful Floral Displays And Wildlife Into Your Garden

Adding a splash of colour is one of the most attractive techniques to breath new creativity into your garden and liven up your home in the process. Vibrant tones give the impression of brightness and tap into the energy of mother nature to express the jovial voice of spring and summer. The sun rebounds of your garden with a sublime attitude escorting shy neutrals away from the mundane spectrum and out into the wild, loud and proud.