home: my favourite spots

Somehow, it seems that five out of six rooms in our house are currently getting a makeover, which is pretty extreme given that we only…

pre-makeover lounge tour

Over the last few months we’ve been decluttering the house; if you’ve been reading for a while, you’ll know that until recently I’ve been a…

the big kitchen makeover

You might or might not remember that when we moved into our house, it was an absolute crap-hole. We’d been told that it would be…

the big bedroom swap

You might remember a while ago I wrote about how we were swapping rooms with the kiddos, and that I was spending a LOT of…

may day

Hurrah, hurrah, May has arrived – surely this means that the weather will take note and warm up now? *Peers out of window* Well, maybe…

a week of spring: behind the scenes …

If I told you that the photograph above was of a furniture showroom, you probably wouldn’t believe me; after all, it doesn’t look like your…

a week of spring: fresh and bright …

To celebrate the official start of British summertime (although not that sacred lost hour of sleep!), this week on The Owl and the Accordion is…