Category Homemaking

Amigurumi

When I look around my home I am blessed to see lots of gifts from other people. There’s a range of them: jams in the fridge, large pieces of furniture, plants, useful kitchen utensils, books and decorative objects. These lovely…

No Sofa

At the moment we have no sofa. The one that I bought a decade ago has gone to the local Hospice Shop. A couple of nice men came to collect it yesterday. I did attempt to sell it on Facebook…

Tolpuddle Martyrs

Once when I was a tax accountant, a colleague who was around about the same age, told me that I would vote Conservative ‘when I grew up’. Ha! Perhaps that’s why I remain young at heart. It hasn’t happened yet.…

House Upheaval

I had someone on caseload once who was super wealthy. Life for them had always gone swimmingly. They were super attractive, had a beautiful family, a gorgeous home and meaningful friendships. How had they’d ended up on the books of…

Vintage Maple & Co

Even though I regard myself as pretty darn funky I don’t think I’m  on trend or, ever will be.  I’ve absolutely no idea what’s fashionable.  With music, books, food, art and clothes I like what I like.  Today I thought…

William Morris

In spite of admiring the craftsmanship and ethos of William Morris I’m not a massive fan of his work. I mostly find his colour palette a little too dark and subdued for my liking. I once visited a home that…