Category Homemaking

Throwdown

The ‘Great Pottery Throwdown’ is back on British TV with the wonderfully emotional Keith who cries when he is overwhelmed with the beauty of a competitor’s work. I like all those craft based competitions, Sewing Bee and the woodworking and…

George and Louisa

Here’s a little nook in the home that I share with my boys. I know its provenance as it was built by the grandfather of a neighbour. George Lovell, lived here with his wife Louisa who gave the house its…

No Tree

Hot Stuff, my better half (ha!) is probably the least romantic man in the world. He’s never bought me flowers in spite of some whopping great hints. But for the past three Christmases that we’ve been together he has brought…

KALLAX

Most of the furniture in our house is of the repurposed kind, good quality stuff bought from secondhand sources or gifted to me. There’s not much that’s of the self assembled variety. Shelving however is the exception. My massive Kallax…