Gingerbread is not just as men!

Ridiculously crazy couple of weeks so no apologies for such a short post…   In only 7 days my flat has transformed from being joists and rafters to fully fledged walls that I can paint on and (almost!) lighting from the ceiling that I can turn on, woohoo! Astonishing!  Blown away, I really am… Along with the incredible resource of 4 window fitters, 2 electricians, … Continue reading Gingerbread is not just as men!

More vibrant than Rosé bubbles!

My new lunchtime friend – isn’t he awesome?   Unlike other friends, he doesn’t talk to me nor challenge me on what I’m wearing, what I’m up to… nor even what champagne I’m drinking! Nope, this isn’t about DIY or champagne (well, I might touch on the latter, haha!).  Instead my little lunchtime companion who often sits patiently by my side… turning his head up … Continue reading More vibrant than Rosé bubbles!

I’m afraid of no ghosts!

I admit I carried a pumpkin…. Not a watermelon as in Dirty Dancing – but a pumpkin.  Not sure which is worse?! That was to last night’s Halloween bash – I do love a bit of Halloween and especially an excuse to dress up!  So I was thrilled to don my teeny witches outfit – very low cut and highly indecent, but I didn’t care…. … Continue reading I’m afraid of no ghosts!

Breakfast like a King… with a Chisel Slice!

Eat Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dinner like a Pauper Am so excited as today I bought a pumpkin – for the Halloween photo shoot!  I can’t tell you any more as it’s not quite 31st October, other than to say there might be some terrors and treats… you’ll have to wait and see! Last weekend before doing a spot of … Continue reading Breakfast like a King… with a Chisel Slice!

Saatchi Gallery – Coco Chanel

Short and sweet as it’s a Friday night and I’d rather revert to doing what a was doing a few minutes ago (te he, I’ll reveal all another time)… In memory of the most adorable, elegant and iconic lady of fashion… Mademoiselle Privé whose exhibition in Saatchi Gallery I was fortunate enough to go to – Cheers! ….whilst draped in her pearls… …not forgetting her … Continue reading Saatchi Gallery – Coco Chanel

‘Spannertime’ – The Theory of Patience

‘Spannertime’ is the concept of recognising the beauty (ok, I’m trying to stay positive here!) that DIY can be very unpredictable – so you need an extra strong dose of patience to survive it, without forgetting extra budget. Before I switched my pretty pencil skirt for old, worn jeans, I imagined transforming my flat from hovel to palace might take about two months – It … Continue reading ‘Spannertime’ – The Theory of Patience

Bubbles give motivation

Who am I kidding?  Of course they do!  So before I start any DIY I need a decent dose of Blanc de Blancs to get me in the mood…. Ideally whilst catching the few final peach hues radiating from the magical Dubai sun, making the skyscrapers in the distance sparkle. I live in London though Dubai is my ‘happy’ place, where I feel carefree and … Continue reading Bubbles give motivation