Hello from the other side!

There's absolutely nothing good about long-haul flights...unless you're living it up in first or business class. For the rest of us mere mortals, it means enduring countless hours of cramped seating in the cattle barn that is economy. I shouldn't complain really, considering my 5'3 stature requires little leg room. But the thought of spending... Continue Reading →

Celebrations continue in Lanzarote

Double the celebrations might I add. Given our wedding anniversary is the week after my birthday, it was a good enough reason to celebrate abroad...as if we needed an excuse for a holiday! Where to go that's a short flight away for guaranteed sunshine in November? Lanzarote! Goodbye gloomy London, we'll see you in about a... Continue Reading →

Boozey Birthday Brunch

Just off Oxford Street, on the first floor of the Radisson Hotel, you’ll find this nicely kitted out tearoom, serving more than standard finger sized sandwiches. For £34pp , you have the freedom to personalise your afternoon tea stand - a la carte style!

DIY update…not so great!

Since putting the ceiling up, we've made some good, albeit slow progress on the living room. We drained the water system to remove the old radiators and connected a new pipe system to line up our new, much sleeker looking radiators. I use the term 'we' very loosely here as Adam did the majority, if... Continue Reading →

Spanish summer escape in September

When Adam first suggested Malaga as a holiday destination, I initially thought 'Brits Abroad' and rejected the idea but his research proved me wrong. Staying in the old town meant we were amongst the locals, within walking distance to the nearby beach, close enough to the vast array of restaurants and added bonus; located where... Continue Reading →

DIY is tough business

We're finding out the hard way. One room down...the rest of the house to go! Although it seems we've been moving at a tremendously slow pace, I think we've made some pretty good progress so far, given we're complete amateurs at this DIY stuff. The first thing to tackle in the upper ground living room... Continue Reading →

New Year, New You…blah blah blah

One month into 2017 and exactly how am I tracking so far? Well my plan to lose the holiday weight from New York back in November was postponed till the new year, as Christmas followed closely behind. I must ashamedly admit it is currently at a standstill with all the overindulging I've still been doing. I've inevitably... Continue Reading →

Invest in a fixer-upper…

Is what we thought when we came across our house for the first time. It was far from being in mint condition but it ticked most, if not all of the boxes for our first home. Min 2 bedrooms? Tick! Garden? Tick - south facing one too! Within safe walking distance to a station? Tick! Victorian?... Continue Reading →

End of an era

After almost 3 years of living the boat life, it’s hard to believe that I a) lasted that long to begin with and b) can now proudly say that I’m officially a homeowner! It’s a bittersweet feeling making the transition from water to dry land. Initially, I found it quite difficult to adjust to this... Continue Reading →

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