I have been watching a particular tv series set in North America – couples and families are shown in their ‘cramped and over-crowded’ homes and are encouraged by a couple of very able brothers, to invest in very high end house renovations so they can sell for very top dollar and then move on up […]
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Oh how I love reading the country life style magazines. They’re dripping with luscious cottages of every description – and many a manor house too. I particularly like reading up the sales jargon for the many huge country estates that seem to have been on the market suddenly – maybe their historic family owners have […]
You really know you’re out in the country in the middle of winter where I’m currently staying. It’s absolutely amazing how different it all feels to where I stay with someone in the town. There they have loads of street lights, cars hurtling about and lots of transport in general making a noise and smells. […]
I was at a charity fund raising event earlier this year – end of winter and before I’d even thought about this year’s holidays. Amongst the usual range of bizarre and eclectic mix of tombola prizes and white elephant stall offerings were packs of hand made greetings cards. I snapped up a couple of packs […]
I have a really good pal who’s wife is from ‘up north’. This is fine, she used to be a lovely friendly, person with whom I would spend a good couple of hours chatting and exchanging notes about the lovely cottages we’d stayed at for our respective holidays. Our families always tried different parts of […]
When you buy your very first property, it is usually a flat or a terraced house. Usually in need of a full refurbishment or at least a hefty chunck of cash for making it more habitable and comfortable. It’s extremely rare that a couple will enter the fray by buying a fully fledged country cottage […]
I belong to a very well known and well established womens’ group – the formation of which commenced over a century ago and many federations are still going strong. The appeal for the younger woman is a bit tricky in some areas where there is still a massive bastian of the previous generation, but on […]