Trowel and Error: How Coronavirus Changed our Gardens

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, my gardening contribution mainly consisted of planting up a few hanging baskets once a year and drinking wine while I watched the other half take care of everything else. In our little garden we’ve got a patio, a few shrubs here and there and a patch of grass that is reasonablyContinue reading “Trowel and Error: How Coronavirus Changed our Gardens”

Obsessive Stationery Disorder: Are you a secret hoarder?

I often joke that I have an unhealthy relationship with stationery – there are pens, notepads and even post-it notes in my stash that have never been used because I am keeping them for best. Apparently I am not alone! There is even an official name for my condition. Papyrophilia an obsessive love of paper,Continue reading “Obsessive Stationery Disorder: Are you a secret hoarder?”

A Year in a Pandemic: The Unexpected Benefits of Lockdown

Let’s not look at this with rose tinted glasses – the last 12 months have been dreadful.  We have had to adapt and cope with the unthinkable and the unpredictable.  The world has changed forever and continues to change with each day. Some of us have never spent so much time at home, in oneContinue reading “A Year in a Pandemic: The Unexpected Benefits of Lockdown”

The ‘So Just Be’ Favourite Life Hack List

Life is hard enough right now, so let us make things a little easier. The internet is bursting with life hacks and, let’s be honest, most of them are a little bit shit. We have taken the pain out of the search and compiled our favourites that really are useful: 01 Chill wine with frozenContinue reading “The ‘So Just Be’ Favourite Life Hack List”

Sick of Clutter? Maybe it’s time to find your Tidy Place!

We all have items lying around the house – the projects you mean to start or finish, the clean washing that you keep meaning to take upstairs, the magazines that could be recycled.  Each individual group of things on its own seems quite harmless, but as you walk from room to room looking at thingsContinue reading “Sick of Clutter? Maybe it’s time to find your Tidy Place!”