1 Month in the Country ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ๐Ÿก

The 1st month has been and gone here at our little half-acre home and I'm so impressed with what we have managed to do round the place so far... Turn Up The Heat ๐Ÿ”ฅ The insulation and heating in the close to 80-year-old cottage needed to be addressed straightaway.ย  There's a wood burner in the … Continue reading 1 Month in the Country ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ๐Ÿก

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How To Chicken Proof Your Dog ๐Ÿถ

Achieving zen between free-ranging chicken and dog can be tricky but not impossible... As an owner of a gun-dog breed I had my reservations about training a Springer Spaniel to ignore impulses her ancestors have been bred to do over centuries... detect, flush, retrieve! If you too dream of watching both dog and chook in … Continue reading How To Chicken Proof Your Dog ๐Ÿถ

DIY – Upcycling a Chinese Chest with Chalk Paint ๐ŸŽจ

I've recently been quite taken with the trend of up-cycling or creative re-use. Our new home is a 1940's cottage, so decor wise I'm wanting to pay respect to the character and era of the house without spending mega-bucks re-furnishing to the latest in-store trends. We've had this Chinese style chest for many, many years … Continue reading DIY – Upcycling a Chinese Chest with Chalk Paint ๐ŸŽจ