Ooooooooo this afternoon tea treat had been on my to do list for almost as long as the Queen had been in reign! As I headed to Hyde Park corner I was surprised to find I was among the masses…. Phew, I was relieved to discover they weren’t all heading to The Berkeley! They were off for adrenaline kicks at Winter Wonderland. The Berkeley, my … Continue reading Shoes, bags and clothes yet bubbles still flow!
A round of applause for the shiny Notched Trowel that takes centre stage slanting the light rays, deserving a post of it’s own Yep, I’d never heard of a Notched Trowel either until I started my patio laying journey – And then I was bombarded by all shapes and intricacies! What’s a notched trowel? To nurture your curiosity, a notched trowel (not ‘towel’, easy to … Continue reading You can’t run from a shadow but you can invite it to dance….
A magical kingdom of decadence, vibrancy, intrigue and bubbles – What’s not to like about Sketch? Very cloak and dagger…..After gracefully climbing the high entrance steps, the enchantment starts to unfold… the tunnels, staircases… the choice of uniquely themed, purposefully different bars and restaurants – an Architect’s dream! Whilst not long ago I spent an impromptu afternoon supping bubbles and sweet cream treats in the … Continue reading Cloak & Dagger…. Sketch
OMG what happened youtube, for laying a patio you didn’t nail it?? Youtube can be my DIY bible. I’ve watched zillions of ‘how to’ clips and married the best and worst into my own techniques. So naturally, I figured the videos for laying a patio would be equally as good. Well, if your garden is perfectly flat, weed-free, has a soil level much lower than your … Continue reading Keep digging – Oz isn’t far!
Forget the gym, in 1 day without leaving the boundary of my small garden, I walked a stonking 13.6km (22,236 steps) ferrying screed! Nice to be back! Every last ounce of my recent energy has been doing DIY rather than typing it…. Else I’ll never finish before peach season ends (check my bio if you don’t understand)! A guy at work (my ‘normal’ job) used … Continue reading Forget the gym, ferry screed!
One’s destination is never a place – but a new way of seeing things! That’s what I believe anyway – as wherever I wander I always find someone else’s home, lifestyle, friends…. that is their way of living, along with the favourite local tipple! Before I forget, for latest DIY progress, do check my instagram So how on earth does DIY link with island hopping?? … Continue reading Island hopping…. But sadly not as you know it!
Shiny lengths of tubes and half tubes – pristine, polished and oh sooooooooo very long! Been DIY crazy mixed with Christmas shin digs – heaps of cool photos and tips to share with you…. Including one today whereby my gifted Ferrero Rocher was used to help undercoat my window sills…. that sounds sill-y so more on that another time. Reverting back to my gutters… they’re … Continue reading Rain, sleet or snow… the gutters must flow!
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!
Gulp, my first post in a few days! Been incredibly crazing doing….. well DIY! It’s a full time job, not forgetting my ‘real’ full time job – literally morning, noon and night… …yesterday at 5am I was measuring the bathroom, at lunch time I was discussing a new boiler and by night I was buying a new post box for my front door…. … Continue reading Might as well be in the sauna!
My next passport stamp is soooo exciting – I love deciding which exotic location to set sail to… countries without a passport stamp just aren’t on my go-to list, haha! DIY been very physical lately – so whilst my biceps are now ever-so-slightly bulging, I was certain my sipping technique needed improving… Last week I was invited to one of my favourite London bars, Mr … Continue reading Mr Foggs – Where’s your next passport stamp?