Archive for the ‘Home Renovation’ Category


After finally getting the bathroom renovated, our next task for the house wreck was planning the kitchen. Ours hadn’t been touched since some time in the late 1950s, there was no oven, hob or extractor fan, and no matter how many times we cleaned it, it always looked exactly the same! For a germ-phobic person, this was quite distressing.

This was what it looked like when we moved in: → Read more

Cat with Christmas wrapping

After a frantic final couple of days getting all of my Christmas orders out, it’s been lovely just to spend a couple of days chilling out with family, cats and friends. Spangle has been enjoying Christmas present unwrapping: → Read more


After over two years of living with our ancient pink bathroom, and having bits of ceiling fall on my head whilst showering, we have finally saved up enough money to join the 21st century!

We knew that buying this house meant a major project for the next 5 years at least, but when we moved in we knew that the bathroom really had to be the first thing.¬† The only toilet in the house was a tiny post-war outhouse just off the kitchen – without the ancient lean-to surrounding it, we’d have had an actual outside loo! → Read more