Travel – A short break in Venice

We were planning on going skiing in March but after a bad snow season, and buying a house, we needed something considerably cheaper with (fingers crossed) some nice weather. After looking for the cheapest & shortest flights for the week we had booked off, we opted for 4 nights in Venice. We booked the trip around a…… Continue reading Travel – A short break in Venice

High Tea at Grand Pacific

Traditionally, afternoon tea in England compromises of teeny tiny little sandwiches with the crusts cut off, followed by huge amounts of tea (or champagne –  the best bit), followed by heavy scones and bready pastries – but at Grand Pacific it’s considerably more fancy. Grand Pacific opened earlier this year in the old Manchester Reform Club…… Continue reading High Tea at Grand Pacific

Urmston life.

When looking for a house or afternoon out in Greater Manchester you’d be forgiven if Urmston wasn’t front of mind, but this lesser known suburb close to the Trafford Centre is on the up, with lots of first time buyers now looking for houses in the area. After exhausting house viewings in Altrincham and Sale, we only…… Continue reading Urmston life.

Painting for beginners – by a beginner.

When it’s time to start painting a house you’ve just ripped apart and put back together, it really feels like you’re on the home straight – want the bad news? It takes a long time and a lot of concentration to get it right. The good news – it completely changes the feel of the…… Continue reading Painting for beginners – by a beginner.

A bedroom fit to sleep in…

We’ve already had the keys to the house for four months, who knew doing all the work would take up SO MUCH time (!!!). First room to be completed was the bedroom, which came complete with wonky wall lights, no ceiling light and polystyrene ceiling. The wallpaper had obviously been on for a very long…… Continue reading A bedroom fit to sleep in…

New Home – Week one

After waiting months to get the keys to our first house we were keen to get in ASAP to start the renovations straight away, and what a difference a week makes. In order to get the house ready for plasterers and electricians, the first job this week was getting the wallpaper off the walls, and…… Continue reading New Home – Week one