Mobile Coverage with EE and T-Mobile at Home and Away

using a mobile phone at night

Don’t you hate it when you hit a mobile phone blackspot?  I’ve been with this one carrier for about 10 years and they are notorious for their spotty coverage.  Similar to the girl with the curl in her hair, when it is good it’s very good and when it’s bad, it’s very bad.  I’ve been Read Post

How To Create A Chic Little Terrace

garden trellis

I am in love with this mini-version of the traditional French garden technique of espalier.  In espalier, you train the branches of a tree to grow flat against a structure. I assumed espalier would require lots of room but is pretty impractical if you have a little urban garden. How wrong I was! I love Read Post

A Restored Aristocratic House Turned Boutique Hotel in Portugal

Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda in Lagos Portugal

Check out Vivenda Miranda, a boutique hotel, which has recently been renovated to the highest standards providing quirky, fun accommodation in Lagos on the Algarve coast of Portugal. Formerly the 17th century private home of a noble family, the house and gardens perch on a cliff overlooking the sea.  With 25 individually styled rooms, the Read Post

Exploring Creativity with Hema, the Dutch Discount Design Store

Hema Dutch design store

Love Scandi design?  I’ve got a perfect find for you. Hema is a Dutch discount design store along the lines of Danish discount design store, Tiger and beloved Swedish giant’s Ikea Marketplace.  Hema has got a wide range of items from cooking utensils to arts and crafts materials.  They have a six shops in the Read Post

I HEART the Stingray Rocking Chair

The Stingray Chair by Danish designer Thomas Pedersen

I saw this chair at the Schwoerer Haus showroom and fell in love.  Having spent a full 6 days of my life at this showroom, this chair was my go-to comfort seat when picking tiles (for 5 different bathrooms no less). The Stingray Rocking Chair by designer Thomas Pederson for Fredericia is an update on Read Post

Moody Pastels and Grey


I loved the Designers Guild Portier wallpaper we had at our old house.  I still love the colour scheme but am thinking of going with a slightly darker variation of the Portier wallpaper.

Contemporary Elegant Cloakrooms

contemporary cloakroom

People say that cloakrooms are where you can get a bit edgy. It’s a small room and a bit of drama will go a long way. Some examples of simple yet sophisticated cloakrooms. Contemporary Cloakroom by Hallandale Interior Designers & Decorators 2id Interiors Contemporary Cloakroom by Bozeman Architects & Building Designers Reid Smith Architects Contemporary Read Post