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Demolition Derby…

Walls are being removed today and the block and beam floor for the extension is almost complete. To keep some of the costs down we decided to do some of the work ourselves…removing skirtings, architraves, floorboards, radiators, pipework. I don’t think our bodies liked it! The fabulous warm weather at Easter didn’t continue….we should have known it. Now we have …

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We’ve got piles!

No not the uncomfortable type but the type that go in the ground to support the foundations and walls… W-H-O-A the extension is larger than we thought!! Over the last 4 weeks we’ve been slowly boxing our belongings and moving them into storage. Now’s the time for us to move out into our Annex which we made by converting part …

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Our House

After ten years the works have finally started, and our dream is becoming a reality. From the day we moved into our house we had plans to alter it to suite our lifestyle…the problem was that we didn’t have the money to do it! Surprisingly our ideas of what we wanted to do haven’t really changed over the ten years …

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How I Transformed my Guest Bathroom

In my last few blog posts, I’ve invited you all into my Little Lodge and showed you everything that I’ve done to transform a dark corridor of empty rooms into a beautiful short-term holiday rental that my guests can truly enjoy. I’ve shown you my open-planned kitchen, the living room and romantic bedroom. This week, I’ll be sharing the last …

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A place where dreams are made!

Throughout 2018, I had been working hard to create a beautiful short-term holiday rental that guests could book to come and enjoy a break from reality. I ended up calling this my Little Lodge, as it has everything that you would want, from a newly fitted bathroom to a relaxing living room that brings families together. For the Little Lodge, …

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The heart of the home…

Over the festive period, the family and I were cooking up a storm in the kitchen, from gingerbread houses to mince pies. The kitchen really is our favourite room in the house, the heart of the home!  A place for families to come together to make something that everyone can enjoy whilst catching up or unloading from a stressful day.  …

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It all started with a yellow chair…

Welcome to my Little Lodge! Since our children are all grown up, we’ve had an empty corridor of bedrooms at the end of the house, that only brought darkness and wasted opportunity. So, I decided to utilise it into a beautiful, self-contained annex that I could rent out to guests from all over, somewhere comfortable that they could stay and …

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