Buying a new bed for your children

Early last year, it became apparent that our twin girls had almost outgrown their cot beds. They’d had them since they were babies, when we used to use them as cots. As they got older, we changed them from cots to beds, but they quickly outgrew them. My wife and I knew that it was time to buy them a new bed each. They don’t have the biggest bedroom, and they do share a room, so my wife and I were keen to buy something ‘space saving’. That’s when we started to look at bunk beds for Kids. It seemed… [Read More]

Lock Paper Scissors Escape Room Z Game Review

I have recently teamed up with Lock Paper Scissors to play and review their game, Escape Room Z. Lock Paper Scissors is an online company that sells everything you need to design and run your very own Escape Room party with friends or colleagues. They make great team building games! Escape Room Z is a zombie themed game that transforms your home into a nail biting adventure. Suitable for teams of 4-6 players, this game should last for around an hour. The game is described as having a hard difficulty level, and whilst I do agree with this, it can… [Read More]

Dracula, Escape the Castle!

Dracula, Save the Castle

Halloween is almost upon us! The girls school is having a ‘fairies and scares’ party soon and my wife will be making spooky halloween cupcakes! Of course Halloween isn’t just for the kids that why I’m excited to tell you all ‘Dracula, Escape the Castle’. Hosted by renowned TV present, Brendan Moar, the series is based on the escape-room trend. These seem to increasing in popularity with two in my local area! Basically brave contestants from around the world will race against time to escape Dracula’s infamous castle in Transylvania, before the ‘Lord of Darkness’ traps them forever! There will ten… [Read More]

Room Makeover. My Way with Homebase

Before and After Before and After A few weeks ago we moved into a three bed bungalow. It’s a huge improvement on our previous home, but it needed a few improvements to make it feel more like home. Did you know that most homeowners think DIY is about creating a look or style in their own home without expert help. That’s according to recent research conducted by Homebase. What’s more consumers are increasingly using ‘friendspiration’ to achieve their look 55% of shoppers say they use friends (offline and online) to get ideas for styles, products and colours. I tend to… [Read More]

Decorating a bedroom using Farrow & Ball paint

I was recently employed to re-decorate a bedroom in a 1930’s built semi-detached house.  Here are some before pictures. The paint I used was Farrow & Ball as this was what the customer requested. Preparation in any decorating job is vital to give the best possible finish. I first had to strip one wall of wallpaper and unfortunately you never know what  condition the wall will be in until the paper is removed. Thankfully in this case the wall was fine. There were a number of cracks in the walls that needed to be filled and sanded.  It had been about… [Read More]