Category Archives: House and home

Happy Easter at Home! #EasterWeekend

This is a very strange Easter holiday for everyone. I feel happy that we finally have some nice weather and can enjoy our garden again, but I feel sad because all of our plans for the school Easter holiday were … Continue reading

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My Home Renovation: A Purple Living Room

My home renovation continues, albeit very slowly. I began stripping wallpaper about six months ago, but the job took a while because the wallpaper appeared to be welded on, and I did the job by myself. Anyway, although our walls … Continue reading

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Why I am Proud to be a Housewife (Hearth Witch)

“Mummy,” said my 6-year-old daughter, “Do you want to go and work in the chip shop again?” So began a conversation with my daughters about where I used to work. The local chip shop was a part-time job while I … Continue reading

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3 for 2 on Emma Bridgewater Collections

Do you collect pottery? Are you a sucker for a cute mug or a themed collection for Halloween, Bonfire Night or even for charity? Then check out these collections from Emma Bridgewater. I have discovered a range of beautiful mugs, … Continue reading

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Trapped in the Housewife Hole

I feel trapped. When I had my first child, I made the decision not to return to work after taking maternity leave. The job I left wasn’t a career. I simply worked part-time as a retail assistant (in a high-street … Continue reading

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

I am still reveling in the delights of having a large garden, even if it feels a bit out of control sometimes. Last week I bought more colourful flowers for my front borders, and I check every day to see … Continue reading

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Discovering the Joys of Gardening

I think I’m getting old. I have developed an interest in gardening. That’s something for retired people, isn’t it?! Unless you do it for a career, of course. I know there are people who enjoy gardening to produce home-grown food, … Continue reading

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Help Me with Project House and Garden

Well, I officially have no projects to prepare for now, apart from my novel writing pursuits. Everyone close to me has moved house, there are no more weddings planned, and we haven’t even booked a summer holiday yet because my … Continue reading

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I Want to Grow a Witchy Garden

When we moved house last summer, we inherited a fantastic large garden. It has established trees and shrubs, a rockery, a strawberry patch, and all sorts of other hidden delights that I am excited to discover as the season turns. … Continue reading

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Storm Ali (Poem)

The storm has arrived And it sounds pretty fierce. I can hear it outside Lashing the windows And rattling the doors. They call this one Storm Ali I do not know why But the rain is making puddles And the … Continue reading

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