It’s all in the detail – my interior design challenge!

As you know I am offering another course Creating A Perfect Home For You starting on Tuesday 18th May. Would be so delighted if you signed up. To give you a taste of what the course involves, I will be running a challenge in my Facebook group Home Style Hub this week, about Interior details. […]

Happy New Year 2021

Well I have never felt less sentimental at the end of a year, EVER. I am very blessed that my personal losses were minimal, but of course we still face a lot of uncertainty this year. I have gained as well though: I seriously believe that we deepened our connection as a family and found […]


Storage – a minefield!

As you know we are thinking about moving and having a change – nothing to report as yet, but it will almost certainly be a downsize. Exciting, but the one thing that is worrying me though is where will we put all our stuff?? Yes, I know we can chuck a lot out, but what […]

In a Spin

Have made a fab new discovery. For anyone in Scotland who wants to enjoy contemporary art more: whether you are already quite knowledgeable and want to make time to contemplate some of the brilliant exhibitions that are held or whether you have not got a clue, but would like to understand more. Spin Scotland is […]

Happy Valentines

Was utterly charmed to meet at a Business Women’s Networking lunch, a lovely, lovely lady, Karen Barr of Beswitchedon A life style coach who specialises in helping single ladies find a relationship and who guarantees single clients that they will achieve better connections with friends, family, and men within 8 sessions of coaching by her. […]

25 Days On

As promised, have updated Sharon Randall’s very advanced guide to marriage, that I shared in an earlier post, pontificating the fact that I had been doing this blog for a year now and was, still, married! Have written some rather more achievable tips, I think, based on my own experience. I did try and post […]

Some Things Never Change…

It was my Mum’s birthday yesterday and I came across these wonderful pics of her having a girls night…they will have been taken by my Dad… This must have been about 1972 – you can kind of tell by the fashions – priceless! I remember all the characters vividly – L to R: Molly Chalk, […]

A Year On

Cannot believe I have been doing this blog for a year…! Starting it, a series of stories, good and bad, basically about working with my husband, I worried deeply that it would inevitably lead to a complete crumble of our marriage…that Doug would just find the whole thing too cheesy and I would have to […]

Protecting your home…

Once you have really got your home how you want it, having renovated or extended it, do not forget to make sure that it is insured, for a realistic amount. Obvious, I know, but it is very easy to slip out of date with these things…Have a quick look: is your premium good value? Is […]

A walk along the beach

I don’t know about you, but I find it so hard to drag myself away from my desk. There is a brilliant Facebook campaign going around suggesting that 23.5 hours a day spent lounging around are fine – but try and get moving for half an hour!! How did we get into this state?? Cars, […]

A wee bit of inspiration

Homework for Blogging Your Way this week was to create a ‘Mood Board’…Really could not be bothered / couldn’t see the point….Why? What for? Then, of course, really enjoyed the whole process! Ha ha! Typical! Found this exercise really gets the creative juices flowing! Completely confirmed my recent realisation of how inspired I am by […]

Half Term

Lovely to have a break and bring it down a notch or two… Time is an issue that I really struggle with and I think a lot of us do. It is just so easy to think ‘ooh I’m so busy’ and feel terribly justified… Has anyone else noticed the rampant competition us women can […]

Hello Fresh

Returning from my trip to London Design Festival I really had to hit the ground running – strange how when you are away no-one else seems to do your work for you? So I was very grateful to the lovely people at Hello Fresh for sending me a large box of food on my return. […]