If you’re lucky enough to have a conservatory attached to your family home; it might have become an underutilised area of the house. Conservatories can often become storage areas and box rooms, and before you know it; there’s nowhere to sit and relax as you enjoy the views of your garden from inside. However, with a little TLC; that extra room can house a variety of things that will help to make it one of your favourite areas of the home. Autumn is the perfect time to have a clear out, a tidy up, and refresh the area so that… View Post

The kitchen is the heart of any home. And if you’re a busy parent, chances are you’re in there a lot! Preparing meals can be a pleasure for many of us, but only if the kitchen suits the way we like to cook and eat. This is why it is so important to design your kitchen to suit your lifestyle, rather than trying to change what you do to suit the space. Are you ready to tackle the most important room in the house? Space Not every house has a lot of space for a kitchen. You have a few… View Post

It’s time for another Tea Adventures from another blogger.  this week the guest post is from Nicole Evans. When in Rome, do as the Romans do, but my sister and I are in Texas; our idea of drinking tea is a tad bit different than that of my host, Candace. I was offered to write a guest post about my experiences with tea, so I’ll start there and then work my way up to the wonderful and exciting experience my sister and I shared in the day we had tea. TEXAS TEA In Texas, we like our tea in a… View Post

Window dressing gets a bad rep these days, maybe for its use as a term to describe something superficial. But used in the home, window dressing is an important part of the decor of a house. There are a few things to look out for when it comes to supplying the finishing touches to your windows, and they can each have an enormous impact on the overall look and feel of your house. Let’s take a look at some bright ideas to help your window areas shine as much as the sunlight that sparkles on them. Source Refresh your frames… View Post

I’m fully aware that pate is not to everybody’s taste.  As a family we love pate but its often shop brought.  Having made smoked trout pate I wondered how simple other type of pate’s would be to make.  This recipe for chicken liver pate was so easy. Ingredients 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 slices of rindless bacon, chopped 250g chicken livers, trimmed 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons cream 1 tablespoon brandy 30g butter, extra,melted Here in UK the best place to find chicken livers was at a butchers.  Chicken livers don’t seem to be… View Post