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Flux (no capacitor)

It is a time of significant change. I have moved from Rugby. It wasn’t that much of a wrench to leave. Although that little house was perfect for me (and perfect for the bikes), the fact that I haven’t lived there for the last six months made the parting easier – … Continue reading


I have moved this website (the TLD and this trailing sub-domain blog). These websites (and databases, etc) are no longer hosted on my NAS in my lounge in Rugby. They’re now hosted at a Tier 2 datacentre in Nottingham. That I built. Yes, that’s right, I’ve built a Tier 2 … Continue reading

spring calm

A few snaps of the little things that have made me happy and content lately….Beautiful delicate blossom trees in full bloom, now dropping like confetti on the ground.Having an unexpected Saturday off work and deciding to spend the afternoon making Li…

spring days

Spring seems to give me lots of motivation, must be the lighter, longer days, and recently my days off have been spent at home and in the garden. Here’s a few things I’ve been up to…Working on a very exciting new sewing project…more on t…

dancing eyes

We’ve had a few nice sunny spring days around here. I get really excited, making plans for our little garden. I’m hoping to grow lots of herbs again this year; dill, parsley, chives, basil, mint…I have lists..We have two vintage white Belfast sinks,&…

Full Circle

i. Perhaps it is the branches shivering in dappled sunlight over the doorway or the restlessness of the early afternoons. In any case, something about this house always makes me think of the Dashwoods, of Austen heroines watching the rain … Continue reading

Tuesday Treat – Designer Maker

I am deep into redecoration mode right now. Despite the fact that we’ve had to put on hold on decorating my study, thanks to illness, I’m still thinking and planning everything in my head and keeping an eye on Pinterest and Twitter for inspiration. I’ve followed Designer Maker shop on Twitter for a while, but […]

My Decluttering Tips

2014 is the year I gave over half of my possessions to charity, stopped buying unnecessary stuff and simplified my life.Such a drastic lifestyle change created a lot of discussion with my family and friends. Some asked for decluttering tips, while othe…

#BEDM – Home Sweet Home

I’ve written a few posts about the ongoing changes we’re making to our home. It’s still a work in progress – does that ever change? The list of things we need to do is quite overwhelming and with a very depleted budget, we’re kind of stagnating and ignoring all the jobs. We’ll probably tackle the […]

my sewing room

What a beautiful Sunday morning it is! I hope it’s sunny where you are too. I can’t wait to get outside for a run across the park, all the birds are tweeting away…it definitely feels like spring.Here’s a few photos from my sewing room which…

How to write good, motorbiking, moving

I stole this off of the Twitter: And I made this earlier today and then put it on the YouTubes: Hasn’t it been an awesome week (so far)? The weather has been brilliant. I’ve been able to commute on the VFR every day. And it promises to be a dry … Continue reading

Happy New Window Day!

Or, why we replaced the Edwardian windows in our house. Have I said that our house is over 150 years old? Yep. Full of history. It’s one of the things that made us fall in love with it when we bought it. However, having an old house has it’s fair share of problems. The windows […]

A New Bedroom for the New Year

The other day I tweeted about how much I hate our bedroom. When we got the keys to our house, just under four years ago, we had a window of a week in which to do any redecorating before moving in. It was quite stressful and very, very cold. The downstairs was having a damp […]

Not really making an end of year list

31st December 2013 Lists are popping up on Facebook. And on Twitter. In both Real Life and Virtual Life, there are conversations that mention resolutions. And changes. And goals. Some people have been looking back at the last twelve months and assessing what went well for them; what they’ll try … Continue reading

Advent Calendar: December 16th

I’ve always been a collector of nice things meaning that storage has always been something of an issue. I’m working on de-cluttering by hunting for interesting and stylish ways to store my stuff. I think I may have found the … Continue reading 

Advent Calendar: December 13th

As a lady in my early twenties my life can be one of change. Since I was 18 I’ve lived in five difference houses/rooms/university halls and have a fairly transportable  collection of things I take with me to each place … Continue reading 

Advent Calendar: December 8th

Have you put your Christmas tree up yet? I’m a fan of putting them up fairly late around 10 days before Christmas. I love decorating the house for Christmas and am always looking for new decorations. This year I want … Continue reading 

Advent Calendar: December 5th

Tis the season to bake lots of spicy and sweet treats! Whether your making the Christmas cake or baking some biscuits to hang on your tree there is nothing nicer then the kitchen been filled with the scent of cinnamon … Continue reading 

#BEDN ~ Home Sweet Home

It’s almost time for our four year anniversary in our little home and boy have we done a lot of work to it! Here’s what we’ve done so far: Damp course Replastered some walls (seriously, our house is where artex comes to die!) Replaced 3 windows Decorated 5 rooms & the hallway Sanded & painted 1 […]