Home Tour – Breakfast Bar Makeover

One of the things that struck me first when we unpacked in our new home (almost three years ago) was how much the kitchen resembled the one in our old place.  I mean, it was almost identical to the one we just redid – here we were back at the start again…  But upon closer inspection the units were solid wood…
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Lockdown Diaries – Week 5 – My Daily Routine

I talked a little bit last time about finding my lockdown groove and I thought it might be interesting to share my daily routine, the weekdays that is, the weekend is another story.  Perhaps without kids there is not much distinction between the Sundays and the Mondays but for us, the husband is not working on the weekends and those…
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How to upgrade your concrete patio on a budget – step by step …

If you’ve been with me for a while you probably remember the absolute FIASCO that was last year’s painted patio?  Well…  to the husband’s horror I decided to tackle it again.  I went down a completely different route this time, opting for a stencil in black and white, and I am in so in love with the result. No sooner…
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Lockdown Diaries – Week 2

How has it even been a week already?  Days just blur into one another right now as the hours zip past in a big children, dogs and work soup.  As I mentioned in last week’s post we are heading into week four of lockdown in this house but truthfully if you told me it’d been a week I would not argue. …
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How to claim maternity allowance and do it right – a guide for …

Here is the post that I wish had existed when I started my research into maternity allowance (MA) for the self employed.  Here is the post that I wish someone had sent me when I was pregnant first time around, knew I would continue working part time and DID NOT claim MA.  Here is the post that is honest and…
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