Our Cloakroom Bathroom with Pebble Grey

As you might know from my other blog posts, we’ve been working on getting the house just the way we want it, over the last year. We’ve done quite a few major(ish) projects, to make the house work for us. One of the biggest projects was converting the basement into a bedroom/office with ensuite toilet.

This was the biggest project so far and we’ve finally started decorating and putting our personal touches on the basement conversion (more posts to come on that).  Continue reading

Nursery Sneak Peak with Graham and Brown

With the arrival of our first baby imminent, I thought I’d give you a nursery sneak peak, to see how we’ve transformed the spare bedroom in our Victorian terrace.

As soon as we got the joyful news, I started to imagine what the nursery could look like and scoured the internet for inspiration. As we haven’t found out the gender of our little one, I loved the neutral colours, whites and greys that seem to be on trend now. Luckily for us. I knew I’d want to do something along these lines, but also not too over-styled, as after all, it is a nursery! Continue reading

Baby Mori – A chic subscription box for your baby

Naturally, with our 1st baby on the way, I’ve indulged in a little shopping in the lead-up to the arrival of our bundle of joy. One of the first brands I came across and instantly fell in love with, was Baby Mori – a subscription box, that sends you bits for your bubba every 6 weeks.

Who doesn’t love receiving a subscription box through the mail, full of surprises? It’s like receiving a present every 6 weeks (you almost forget you pay for it!). And the good news is, you can sign-up before you’ve given birth, even if you don’t know the gender of your little one and receive things in preparation. This is what I did. Continue reading

Tatton Park Foodies Festival

on July 20, 2015

This weekend, we popped along to the Tatton Park Foodies Festival in Cheshire. The sun was shining (mostly) and our bellies were rumbling, so it seemed like the perfect pass-time.

Being the eager beavers that we are, we got there at 10.30am so we could scout all the different stands and foods on offer (and beat the crowds, who inevitably rocked-up just before lunch). Continue reading

The Beagle Chorlton – A Review

on June 14, 2015

Having lived in Chorlton for about 18 months now, I can’t believe that I haven’t yet been to The Beagle. How is this possible? I drive past it nearly every day and always think it looks great but just hadn’t made that trip…until this weekend.

On Saturday evening, we thought we’d venture out somewhere nearby. The weather was playing up so we didn’t know if it’d be raining or dry but wanted the feeling of being outside. You get this at The Beagle in Chorlton.  Continue reading

Wicked at The Lowry

‘Are people born wicked or do they have wickedness thrust upon them…?’

How have I not been to see Wicked before?! It’s friggin’ awesome!

I will admit that I’d totally dismissed Wicked as a musical when it first came out and never bothered to go and see it. I’ve had plenty of friends over the years that have been to see it and loved it, but for some reason, it just passed me by.

So when I was invited to enjoy the Press Night at The Lowry Theatre, Manchester, I knew I had to give it a go and boy am I glad that I did! Continue reading

Bagni d’Arienzo Positano

on May 30, 2015

One of the most special parts of our holiday to the Amalfi Coast was our day spent at the private beach club, Bagni d’Arienzo Positano. It was one of the “must-dos” of the holiday, as I wanted us to do something truly luxurious and special on our anniversary trip. You’d think something like a private beach club, only reachable by boat, would be reserved for the rich and famous and totally expensive…but it wasn’t! Yes, it takes a bit of planning and thinking ahead but it’s totally do-able and worth it. Continue reading

Hotel Eden Roc Positano

on May 28, 2015

That time of year is here again…summer holiday time! And if you haven’t booked yours already, you need to get to the Amalfi Coast! Positano is one of the most stunning places I’ve ever experienced in my life and the Hotel Eden Roc made ours the trip of a lifetime!

We went last summer for 4 nights during our first visit to the Amalfi Coast, to celebrate our anniversary. We wanted somewhere 4* or above and found the Hotel Eden Roc Positano on Booking.com. For me, the most important thing when staying somewhere on the sea, is having a balcony with a view, so this was the main criteria when looking for the best room we could afford. Hotel Eden Roc have a great selection of rooms and suites (some even have a hot tub!) and we booked a Superior Room with balcony. And what a view we had! Continue reading

Merci Maman Boutique – Tree of Life Bracelet

My tastes are quite simple when it comes to jewellery and I don’t wear a lot usually, but I’ve been looking for a bracelet that I could wear most days and stumbled across Merci Maman Boutique.

I instantly loved the simplicity of the jewellery and the fact that you can personalise the pieces too. I have a thing for rose gold at the moment, but as my rings are all platinum, white gold or silver, I’ve never worn a rose gold ring as I feel it clashes. A rose gold bracelet however, could work!

Flicking through the collections on the website, the Tree of Life collection stood out for me and the dainty rose gold plated bracelet was so unique, I had to have it. And as a romantic gesture to myself (I’ll pretend it’s from the hubby), I had the bracelet engraved with lines from my favourite poem. Continue reading

Take the Hassle.com out of cleaning!

If you’re anything like me, you’re not that into cleaning the house. I mean I’m not totally useless, but I’m also not very good at cleaning and don’t enjoy it that much. Being 29 weeks pregnant too means that it’s an increasing struggle.

So when I heard about Hassle.com I got seriously excited! It’s essentially an on-demand cleaning service where you can find a cleaner in your area for either a one-off clean, or something more regular. The cleaners are reviewed and rated and even have a profile on the website, so you know what you’re getting into. There is a flat rate of £10 per hour and you book and pay online, so for busy people, it’s a dream! Continue reading