Bedroom Renovation

As I sit here and look at the before photos i question why I ever undertook this project, but you will see in my following post that it was all worth it. This part of the house that has two bedrooms and a bathroom and a very large hallway space is in the original 1830’s structure.  Read More

Eco stuff

Talk about how bad the weather and the humidity and how over it i am and my poor garden So i have been on a bit of a mission of late to really step up my awareness and therefore your awareness of what we are doing to the globe through our everyday actions. So i Read More

Marvelous May

I think its safe to say were are all sick of April.  It sure did give us plenty of time to look at the structure in our gardens with more than enough time to plan and understand what was missing when the weather is endlessly grey and dull. But May has arrived and with that Read More

Musings on home

Home, how one word can do so many things to the heart.  Sometimes I wonder how I ended up in a different time zone on the other side of the atlantic ocean.  But then some of us are built to have to leave in order to understand what they really miss.  The Northumbrian landscape that Read More

The kitchen floor update …

Let’s go back to the before before shots of the kitchen as it was when I first viewed the place.. The floors in the kitchen were not original to the rest of the house, they are the narrow planked pine as in the picture above. Don’t worry I will never touch the original wide plank Read More

Garden Health

I have rambled on time and time again about you need to be prepared to put as much money into the soil as you do into the plants and planning itself.  As i start a few other gardening project its something i always talk about so i thought i woudl share some of the things Read More

Boot Room Update and inspiration

I have long wanted to make the main back door to the house go through what was the pantry.  It just made sense to make the house work better.  Not that my house is so precious that i couldn’t have muddy boots in the kitchen, but it just seemed like it should have been this Read More

Garden things

Gardening is in my blood. I guess my first experience of this was my mum and then grandfather Jordan. He was a prolific gardener, a dairy farmer by trade and I have vivid childhood memories of both milking cows and exploring a beautiful garden at their house. If you’ve ever spent time around me all Read More

New Door at Jordan Cottage

  For the longest time i have been planning to put a door that goes from the drive way directly into the what was the pantntry.  Its just always made more sense to enter the house this way as opposed to straight into the kitchen.  So last week my mum was visiting from England and Read More