If you are concerned about the high energy bills you’re getting lately, it’s time to carry out an energy audit in your home and make it more energy-efficient. Before you look for an expert, you can carry out several changes to reduce power consumption, but call in an expert to carry out the audit if […]
The snow’s all gone now. Four tiny degrees (the buttoning of a meteorological cardigan) and we’re back to watery grey and green, plough lines and mud. It’s making me think about all the small things and their big consequences. You know – the lines that create a novel, the chocolates resisted and the pennies not […]
Getting someone a good gift requires understanding of the person you’re buying for. Without this, you’ll be lost to the wind, and any gift attempts will miss the mark by a mile. It’s why some people even struggle to buy gifts for themselves – they just don’t know what they want! Which is why it’s […]
Yeah. I know. Possibly the most Jennifer Aldridge thing I’ve ever said. But look… It’s bloody gorgeous and makes me smile every day. The image? That’s Arran over the Sound of Bute, a digital collage created by the hugely talented Cath Waters.
When I think about mud, I know that it is the inevitable consequence of the nourishing rain meeting hospitable soil. I think about mud quite a lot… being here. I don’t blame the rain. Not at all. Its occasional parade pandemonium comes with a silver lining: snazzy raincoats, lush landscapes and that smell. But the […]
Everybody has priorities, and this is evident especially during home purchasing. While some buyers consider location as the most important, others focus more on amenities inside the home. What’s yours? Whatever your choice is, some features should remain constant, which is the purpose of this piece. With the advent of the pandemic in 2020, the […]
This year, I loved the tinsel of it, the treats and the warmth. Even the sigh of relief when it was pared down further to the cosy bones. I relished the pause, the chance to reflect on what a changeling 2020 was. How I was lucky to surf the waves and wash up on a […]
This time last year my house looked like this. Today I find myself doing yoga on my warm concrete floor and, from a downward dog, considering the fluff under the new sofa. Did I marvel at the progress and ponder the nature of patience? Nope, I wondered whether or not a robot vacuum cleaner […]