Home and garden

How to stop condensation

A humidity meter and a window vac.

We’re approaching the coldest time of year and with it, the problems caused by condensation indoors. It’s a pet hate of mine. Not just because of the inconvenience factor but also because it can lead to mould and, in turn, breathing difficulties. As well as having three young children, I have asthma so I’m acutely aware of …

Refining dining

Comedor y Escaleras by Juan Luis Fernández Arquitecto Tomorrow is the start of a new era in our house. We’re reintroducing Dylan and Xander to the wonders of the dining room! Before I went freelance, we used to eat together as a family every evening when I got back from work. Although we often had different …

National Wallpaper Week

This week is the inaugural National Wallpaper Week and, do you know what? It’s got absolutely fantastic timing! We recently had a new bathroom installed and needed to finish the job by decorating the bare walls before our baby is born next month. To celebrate the week, Graham & Brown have come up with ‘the seven feelings …

Win a Waltons playhouse

An infographic showing how people can enter the competition.

We’re almost at the end of the summer holidays and, if you’re anything like me, you’re running out of things to keep the kids entertained. Well here’s something to keep them busy during their last week of freedom from school – the chance to win this fantastic playhouse from Waltons. The Waltons Honeypot Snug Playhouse …

VAX Big Spring Clean

A cylindrical vacuum cleaner.

I’ve never really understood what drives us to undertake an annual spring clean as opposed to doing so regularly throughout the year, but it’s something I’m definitely guilty of. Maybe it’s something to do with the sudden onslaught of sunlight through our windows exposing all the dust which shames me into action. Whatever the reason, it can be a …