“Among the things made by man, nothing is prettier than an English cottage garden, and they often teach lessons that ‘great’ gardeners should learn.” William Robinson, “The English Flower Garden,” London 1883 It’s official. I am old. I’ve got a crush on Monty Don! In a desperate attempt to turn the mud pit in our backyard […]
We did it. After almost two years of planning, building and waiting, waiting, waiting, we finally moved into our new house a couple of weeks ago. Being at home again, after moving from one temporary place to another (and another, and another) during the past 18 months, my body has taken the cue and has shut down. […]
Our 1920s Manhattan art deco inspired London pad was coming along nicely. After we had sorted the kitchen and the floors, the bathrooms provided the next challenge on our list: a family bathroom on the small side and an en-suite that was so miniscule, we couldn’t even fit a regular door on it.
I know it’s a bit of a city-girl-turned-mummy cliché, but I do love an interior design project here and there. The first house I bought together with Big M was in fact a complete sh*thole, and doing it up was a bit more of a project than I had bargained for. By the end of […]
To a foreigner, the whole royal thing can at times seem a tad bit… erm… uhm.. outdated. Why would anyone, especially in times of the Arab Spring, egalitarism and equality (at least in front of the law), expect to be born into power over other people? And why would anyone accept a state leader that […]
We are still living on a bloody building site. People keep asking me what the timeframe was on our project. Cue hysterical crying fit. Our builders were supposed to be finished about five weeks ago. That would have been two weeks after our initial deadline. Right now, the team seems to have gone MIA, despite […]
Have a seat. Put your feet up. Mind the cable above your head.
It was fun while it lasted, but the house hunting horror series must come to an end. We have found a new home, hurray!
I can’t quite decide which caption to deem appropriate for this illustrious image of a sitting room. ‘When in Venice…’? Or what about an Alice quote: ‘Curiouser and curiouser.’ Taste, in this case, is definitely a matter of opinion.
Estate agent: The property is in very good nick. Ready to move in! Me: Obviously, you’d want to update that bathroom. Estate agent: Well, … that’s all down to personal style, isn’t it? Me: Harrumph.