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Ideal Home 2014

I had an email from the Norwegian company Ekornes who make ‘Stressless’ chairs asking if I’d like to go to the Ideal Home Show and then swing by and see them. I had such a great time last year that I jumped at the chance!  This year I took Paul and Miss L with me…brave as […]

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Valspar Paint at B&Q

When I was down in London at the Spring B&Q show in the bottom of my goodie bag was a voucher for their new Valspar paint range, which I think has launched recently. They have ready mixed paint in every colour you can imagine or you can take something with you for them to scan and match […]

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How to Fix Laminate..badly!

Disaster at ours this morning. I was all pumped up and doing a spring clean….well the sun was shining and I could see how dirty the house was.  Thought I’d start in the lounge, then I could clean and watch ‘Homes under the Hammer’, my utter guilty pleasure. Lifted the footstool away from the sofa, […]

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Dining Room Makeover (Part 1)

Our dining room has been a disaster since we swapped it round with the lounge years ago. When this was the lounge I remember it being a bright sunny room, which you had to draw the curtains to watch TV in the afternoon but it was bright in the mornings too and I loved it […]

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Spring and Summer Event with B&Q & Some Pretty Meringues Too.

I was thrilled to be invited to the Spring/Summer B&Q event in London this week.  I needed to get out of the house and away from the freezing fens to get some new inspiration.  After a journey down in pouring rain and a lovely chat with a cabbie, I arrived to find lots of yummy […]

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{Review} The Fine Bedding Company

The Fine Bedding Company asked me if I’d like to try one of their duvets. Couldn’t come a moment too soon, ours was on its last legs and was impossible to wash, so I jumped at the chance. We have a Super King Sized bed, we bought it when Miss L was a toddler purely […]

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{Mini Review} Autumn Clean with Method

I love the autumn, it makes me feel all snuggly and also has the added advantage of making our large red rug look less ridiculous, it looks so wrong in mid July!.  But it also means that the lovely sunshine blasts into the house and well you can see just how grubby/covered in dog hair […]

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Autumn Nesting

The temperature here has dropped like a stone, it’s suddenly Autumn and I’m quickly getting into hibernation mode!  Now as my husband is insisting on being ‘thrifty’ no heating is going on here until at least late October – grrr!.  So I’m living in my new £8 Fleece from Sainsbury’s. I have to say I […]

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Do you like where you live?

NotSupermum recently wrote a great post about where she lives in Lincolnshire and how much she loves it there and then tagged me to write about where I live, so here we go… My love affair with Cambridgeshire… well lets say started off well, a little rocky.  However in the last 12 years it has […]

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Curtain Hack

As summer is here…well kind of! I decided to treat us to a pair of blackout curtains. The sun comes into our bedroom at about 4am and as I’m closest to the window it was waking me up, or at least been putting me into a lighter sleep. Which as I don’t get masses of […]

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