10 Weird and Wonderful Things About Flats

Over the past ten years I have moved several times. Although I now live in a house, our last property was a maisonette and I have lived in a couple of flats as well. Flats account for a high proportion of homes in the UK – about an eighth of residences in England alone.  With the global population predicted to rise even higher in the next few decades, and city...

Alternative Heating Systems: Different Options For Keeping Your Home Cosy In Winter

What are the options for alternative heating systems?  We all feel the wrath of the cold. On our way to work, doing the school run, even just nipping to the shops.  Yet every year we somehow seem shocked at how absolutely freezing it can get in England in the winter months. Dealing with the cold when we’re out and about is unavoidable, but there is nothing worse than coming home...

5 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep this Autumn

When the days get shorter and the nights get darker quicker, I tend to go into hibernation mode a little and spend as much time as possible in bed. Sometimes, despite getting to bed early, I can struggle to switch off and actually fall asleep. One of the key reasons for this was our mattress. It was fairly old and quite soft and saggy, and I just couldn’t get comfortable...

5 Simple Ways to Transform Your Home

I absolutely love the concept of making a house a home. It is one of the reasons I am so excited to find and buy our ‘forever’ home as soon as we are able to. Although I am quite a fan of modern, newer build houses, Ed is very traditional and prefers the older buildings that have character and, more importantly, space. So, I know that when we do move,...

How To Change up Your Rented Accommodation – The Bedroom

I have mentioned before that Ed and I currently live in rented accommodation whilst saving the money to buy a bigger property than the one we currently own and rent out. Living in rented accommodation can be frustrating at times as you are limited on what you are able to do to put your own stamp on things. As we are likely to be staying in rented accommodation for the...

Adding Some Personal Touches to Our Home with Desenio

If you’ve been following me for awhile, you’ll know how much I love expressing myself with a good quote and, after reading a self help book about making the most of your time every morning, I have really gotten into the power of positive thinking, and how motivating words can be. When Desenio got in touch about a collaboration, I headed over to their site and was delighted to find...

Preparing for our Forever Home with Posterlounge

Something very exciting happened last week. Ed was offered a full time position at the school he’s been doing his teacher training at. This means that hopefully, before long, we will be in a position where we will be able to sell his flat and buy our own family home. You may have read previous posts where I talked about making plans for when we move and, when Posterlounge offered...