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The rise of the Blue Lizard empire (tales of endless parcels, invisible zips and overlocked seams)

I’ve been trying to write this blog post for most of this year but events conspire against me.  I actually did knuckle down and write it once, and then the entire thing mysteriously vanished, unrecoverable and unsaved.  Meanwhile, the story... Continue Reading →

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The Hallway Overhaul

One of the downsides of living in a victorian terrace is the long, narrow dark hall.  It was kind of manageable though until children arrived and then it gradually evolved into its recent state of trip hazard theme park with... Continue Reading →

Howard in the hallway

Well, it's so long since I last wrote (five whole weeks!) that my hair has grown and lost its sharpness so I guess I'll have to get it cut and restored to its pixie glory soon (I fear there are... Continue Reading →

Great Expectations 5 – living and playing

One of the biggest challenges facing us in our basement is the way we live versus the actual space available: it's essentially two bog standard adjoining rooms, perfect for a kitchen and dining room.  However, we like to cook, dine,... Continue Reading →

Where The Wild Things Are

Our bedroom has been a place of chaos, noise and disorder these last few months, thanks to the arrival of baby Marigold who has been sharing our room.  My lovely teak trolley which sits in the corner of the room... Continue Reading →

It’s Finally Finished!!

Yup, and I'm jumping for joy too, or rather I would be if I didn't have a sleeping 7 month old strapped to my back (the only reason these days that I get ANYTHING done). A quick recap: I bought... Continue Reading →

The Mustard Egg

I most definitely wasn't looking for an egg chair but I found this on Ebay (um, so on some level I probably was looking for one but certainly didn't have the room for one in my house).  Anyway, I couldn't... Continue Reading →

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