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Bathroom to Shower Room Progress Part 2

Time for another update on our bathroom-to-shower room renovation, as things have progressed really quite quickly since the last post I did.  The team of guys we employed have done a great job and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them (so if you live in the South Manchester area and are looking for skilled tradespeople feel free to contact…

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Boys’ Bedroom Update – Blackout Roller Blind

A while ago we started decorating our younger two boys’ shared bedroom.  We had swapped their grey metal bunk bed for a more stylish and roomier triple wooden bunk bed in a white finish.  We added some wallpaper (more about that soon) and fresh new bedding, then the next thing to sort out was a…

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Flower Workshop at Frog Flowers, Manchester

Recently I spent a really pleasant afternoon at a flower workshop held at Frog Flowers in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.  The workshop had been organised for a group of northern-based bloggers by Old Fashioned Susie.  I’m not the best, most creative person when it comes to flowers, so I was excited at the prospect of picking up a few expert…

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The Stressless Home Cinema Experience. A Different Point of View.

I asked my husband Paul, who has over 20 years of experience working within the UK Audio Visual Industry, what his views are on setting up a home cinema room, specifically with regards to people purchasing ‘specialist’ home cinema seating. “I think one of the biggest issues with many home cinema set ups is the…

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Introducing the Brand New Limited Edition Britannia Range by DFS

Last week I took a trip with some blogger colleagues to Derbyshire for a glimpse behind the scenes at DFS and in particular to view their stunning, brand new limited edition range of furniture called ‘Britannia‘ which launches today! ‘What’s so special about this collection?’ I hear you ask.  Well, apart from the sheer level of craftsmanship, which I shall…

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5 Ways To Make Your Home Office More Comfortable

It has become quite the norm for people to work from home these days.  Whether due to flexible working hours, choosing to be self-employed or for other reasons, technology has enabled us to stay connected to colleagues and business contacts anywhere in the world at any time. Although there are benefits to home working, such as fitting work commitments…

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6 Ways to Nail the Botanical Trend in Your Home

It seems that wherever I look for homeware at the moment, it’s impossible to escape the many bold and beautiful designs that are key to the current botanical trend. Fortunately, I’ve fallen for them in a big way and am keen to bring a dash of botanical style to our home this season. If you have green thumbs you could…

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