Transform your own binds

Transform Old Blinds With Art

Have you ever wished you could transform old blinds at little cost? When I moved into my home the previous owner had very kindly left her old blinds. These were a Godsend at first, enabling us to have privacy and in the coming months warmth due to their thickness. The colour and design of the […]

Children's vegetable plot

Creating a Children’s Vegetable Plot

If you are considering creating a children’s vegetable plot this post is for you… The transformation had begun with the creation of a raised table – somewhere the slugs might not find too easy to reach and somewhere a small vegetable patch could be created quickly and easily. The raised table was to become a […]

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Storytelling weekend for Grandparents

For those who enjoy escaping into a good book, you can enjoy a great story at anytime with your Grandchildren, and pass on your passion for the written word. If you enjoy the pleasure of reading to your children or grandchildren then  weeks like National Storytelling week or National Book week (which will be celebrating […]

Vintage craft projects

Autumn Knitting; Craft Projects

As the temperature begins to cool, and we start to consider jackets, or even coats the opportunity to select a whole new Autumn wardrobe presents itself  and to accompany these why not embark upon Autumn knitting craft projects? As Autumn hues and warmer fabric textures give designers a new palette to work from. I have […]

vintage wedding dress inspiration

Do Vintage Brides Still Inspire Us?

For those of you who are hunting for Wedding dresses this bank holiday day weekend, there is no end of inspiration to draw upon from vintage brides. Whatever your personal style, I have pulled together some beautiful gowns from the past. A dazzling array of bridal gowns to consider, from vintage to the modern day.   […]

Sandcastle by the sea

Making Sandcastles By The Sea

When you are age three and visiting Grandma by the sea, the beach is a very exciting place to spend time. Whether its early morning walks along the sand, counting jelly fish that have been unfortunate enough to be marooned on the shore until the next tide, or mid day visits to explore; sand and […]

Save the day for Grandparent’s Day

For those of you like me who have reached the stage where you are Grandparents – you will know that it crept up on you and that you feel absolutely no different age wise as a grandparent than you did before. What you do feel in my case is incredibly lucky. I have so much fun being […]

science can be fun

Science can be fun for kids

Keeping the little ones busy and entertained can be a challenge with the changeable UK weather. So I was delighted to discover a whole world of fun at the bottom of our garden this year. The small pond had been blessed with a family of frogs and was filling up fast with frogspawn. Well aware […]