Now I’ve got a loft bed. It’s a long story but I don’t use it. When I stay at my house, I sleep Oh my gosh, it’s been lovely weather in the UK. I hope other places on earth have experienced the sunshine. It’s just so uplifting. I dislike the dark nights. I know it’s when we get inwardly crafty but it makes me feel so ill when there’s too much dark. Spring is a little late but at last it is here. I feel so blessed. Thank you Mr Sunshine – you are loved! Tiff. X #loftspace #int
I think, each year between now and Spring, I nest. I’ve been creative. Most times when I go out, I find things to bring home (wherever I am dwelling). I love my new pink chair which I spotted in a charity shop. It was only £3. The terracotta lady on the window ledge, I found on top of a dustbin a couple of years ago, outside the chip shop. I was having an awful day and lost direction. Pulled over for a bag of chips. Then just saw her there. Less is More. I am also crafting. I
Just caught up with my tail. I’ve been back in Leeds, seeing my son for his birthday. Painting my neighbours, who both work in higher education. (No wonder the children love them so much.) Then, getting excited about lovely new things in the area. I love community. It’s often on our doorstep, we find love. We can be anywhere and get involved, when we look around at our immediate environment. It’s what makes me happiest! I am going to the local junk shop soon as I want to turn
I am supposed to be de-cluttering and moving on to the next room but I cannot stop making little corners in my kitchen! I have even bought a small piece of net curtain to cover a window that would have taken ages to make a blind for. It looks awful but I sort of love it! I think it’s Autumn to blame? I start to gather things in. Then … when Spring comes I start afresh. (Perhaps I am a squirrel type person?) Also I have 2 fridges in the kitchen. It is a long story, you have to
I’ve been helping my son with a large house he bought at auction, where he’s converted it to three flats, providing affordable housing to the community. He’s done it all on his own and I am so proud. The last of the three gets rented out today. Well done! I’ve been playing with small spaces. I just love nesting. I found two shelves from Ikea I forgot I bought. So I’ve put them up in the kitchen and propped them with things I used for camping to make the walls look colourful.
My son bought a street pub a couple of years ago where he’s converting it back to a house and an apartment. He’s designed it all himself and used salvaged materials where possible. This creates a unique and rustic finish. He took the place back to its shell and at first we thought it would not be possible due to council red tape and aggravation from planning officers. But it’s all coming together. I am loving the warehouse/factory feel. Love the lighting in particular and the
When I moved to Leeds (2010) I didn’t fight to keep my house in Warwick. It was a case of survival – at the time all I wanted was a new life. It’s been a journey. I also owned a flat that was home to a friend and her partner. As the rent she paid covered the outgoings, I put it on a back burner as it ran itself. For a couple of years I blocked out Warwick and the tragedy that forced me to flee my business and family almost six years ago. Here’s some photos taken in 2006 when
Found an old blanket box at one of my most fave haunts. Swiss Cottage in Leeds. An eccentrics cave just loaded with often useless yet intriguing artefact. Plus old bits of furniture that smell of un-kept wood and decades of wax. Another quick tip is to use ‘Purdy’ brushes. The cheapest I have found are at Screw Fix. I do believe with restoration, you get what you pay for and it’s worth investing in good tools and materials. After all, you should be saving money on your furn