It seems ridiculous but we don't have room for a dining table at home even though we live in a three-bed flat. So we eat on our knees, endangering our expensive brand-new velvet sofa every evening. For ages I've been looking for a beanbag lap tray but all the ones I've found have been hideous, … Continue reading How to make a beanbag lap tray
When we moved in the kitchen was useable (after a good scrub) but very badly laid out. The sink and cooker were immediately adjacent with just one small square of work surface on the left hand side. There was nowhere to stack washing up (and no dishwasher). At the end of the room this large … Continue reading Our Kitchen Renovation
It's almost a year since we moved into our three bedroom ex-council flat in south east London. We didn't have to move in straight away so I spent last summer sanding, filling and painting every room while it was empty, which was so much easier than moving furniture and dust sheets around. We also managed … Continue reading Our Flat Renovation – What I’ve Learnt
Before we moved in the bathroom looked like this. *Scream emoji face* It was mouldy, brown and falling apart. The toilet was so narrow that when you sat down you were practically touching each wall with your thighs! Thankfully we were able to have the work done before we moved in. No one wants to … Continue reading Bathroom Renovation
My old flat between Brixton and Oval in London was a big milestone for me. I had owned a house in my early twenties but moving to London in 2003 meant I had to go back to renting. For fifteen years! I was really lucky to get a shared-ownership new-build in 2014 and finally be … Continue reading A tour round my old flat
Last week work held a Christmas Fair and invited all the creative types in the company to take part. I knew publishing was a creative place to work but I was still amazed by all the wonderful things people make time to do. I took along some of my glitter teacup tealight candle holders. A … Continue reading Glitter Teacup Tealight Holders
How to make a 2D wire Christmas tree.