I love learning a new craft or skill, particularly if it means being able to make something pretty for our home. So, in honour of National Tile Week, and with a little help from British Ceramic Tile, I recently set about transforming a very simple IKEA BEKVÄM step stool in to a pretty perfect plant stand.Read More
After a 6am conversation something along the lines of,
'Who will look after us when you're dead? Because that could happen quite soon. Now that you're old,'
Paul and I looked at each other and in our cheeriest voices said (well, as cheery as you can be when you've been woken up to the news of your impending demise),
'Everyone up, let's head out for the day'.
I find it so, so hard to get my boys' bedrooms right. The last brush of paint hits the wall, I stand back to admire my work, and then they announce that they no longer love robots, dinosaurs are for children ('but you're four and six, you are children') and that their rooms could probably do with a bit more orange in them. Always, more orange. And, as relaxed as I am, I will never agree to paint the walls orange. Never! You just know the moment they move out, they're going to paint their own homes floor to ceiling in tangerine, don't you? I feel faint at the thought.Read More