• Tips on babies and bathroom conversions

    May 28, 2014

    So phase #99293 of our building work is finished, and we finally have two completed rooms in our house. Bizarrely, they were also the two most expensive, and one of them wasn’t even a room before. It’s our new bathroom, and new downstairs loo (converted / created out of a cupboard). It’s been, erm, interesting…

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  • Our outdoor DIY project

    May 5, 2014

    There’s something fantastic about having your own front door, isn’t there? I never realised it until we moved from a flat with a communal entrance to our new house with a door that we were solely responsible for. Of course, such awesome power does bring with it it’s own share of junk post and overzealous…

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  • Our beautiful* bathroom makeover – the before

    April 2, 2014

    As I write this, the builder is nosily smashing something upstairs, we are minus a toilet, sink and shower, there is dust everywhere , 20 bags of rubble in our front garden and 20 bottles of shampoo in our bedroom. It’s our bathroom renovation – day three!

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  • Grand designs; our new year, new house renovation project

    January 3, 2014

    When I was very young, my parents decided to design and build two of our childhood homes from scratch. For an IT consultant and part time PA it was a pretty adventurous move (this was way back in the 80’s, years and years before Kevin McCloud, Kirsty and Phil and Sarah Beeny had ever graced…

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