The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in and temperatures have definitely dropped. 

If you’re already planning a kitchen renovation, then you might well have spent a lot of time pondering the type of bespoke cabinetry you want. From worktops and splashback materials to the appliances, you and your family will need to keep things running smoothly. You might have even started to think about lighting and wall colours. However, the one thing that can often make or break the usability of a kitchen – particularly during the winter months – is often not given nearly enough thought. … View Post

Days filled with mud, sweat, and sunscreen

Days filled with mud, sweat, and sunscreen

Just like that our summer adventure days are over.  It is time for us to blast back to reality, with the children returning to school and nursery.  I can start to ensure the usual family routine is back in place and the house is returned to its pre-summer state.  It is time to pack away the things we have accumulated over the holidays, from souvenir guide books, postcards and a whole host of photos – which I need to sort into a mammoth summer scrapbook to recall our adventures.… View Post

How to update your kitchen

How to update your kitchen

Home is where the kitchen is and where families come together, so it’s really important to have a space where you can really enjoy cooking and experimenting. A kitchen is an investment, but also a place where you can labour for those you love. So if you’re thinking about changing or updating your kitchen, take time to think about exactly what your needs are.… View Post

Good Things Come In Threes

Good Things Come In Threes

They say that all good things come in threes.  I certainly believe this when it comes to my children. Each one with their own personality, their own sparkle, their own superpower.  Roo is my high maintenance child, said in a joking manner.  We share such a similar personality that the things that I find annoying in her are the same things in my personality that annoy others.  So in some ways, I am getting a glimpse of myself when I look at her.  That being said she is so very helpful and is always looking for ways to get involved whether it is at home or at school.… View Post

Should we return to the kitchen?

Should we return to the kitchen?

How many meals per week are you eating away from home? Over the last few decades, more and more people have been ordering takeaways. However, research published by the John Hopkins School of Public Health has claimed that people who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and consume fewer calories.… View Post

How to Revamp Your Kitchen on a Budget

How to Revamp Your Kitchen on a Budget

We all know that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is the place where we work, cook our food and share a hearty meal with our friends at the end of the day. Over time, however, the kitchen will start to show signs of wear and tear. This is why it’s important to give it a revamp and decorate it in a way that reflects your personality and style!… View Post

How to find a great kitchen designer

How to find a great kitchen designer

It is now easy to collect plenty of ideas and inspiration on how you would like your dream kitchen to look. A kitchen designer will be able to take this vision and use their practical knowledge to make your dream a reality. Along with producing photo-realistic CAD drawings, a good designer will also be able to offer suggestions and creative ideas that you may not have considered.… View Post

Top tips for getting children cooking in the …

Top tips for getting children cooking in the kitchen

Whilst I have fond memories of being in the kitchen with my mam and my granny as a child, there are many children who are reluctant to get in the kitchen and cook. I’ve been asking for top tips for getting children cooking in the kitchen to hopefully encourage any reluctant chefs that the kitchen can be fun.… View Post