Happy Calc Elementary Maths Space Theme Puzzle Review & Competition

I was recently sent a Happy Calc Elementary Maths Space Theme Puzzle from Fun Comet to review. When I looked at it I thought that it was a really different way for children to learn about numbers. My four year old twins are now getting very competent with their numbers and this seemed like a very interesting way to use their imagination to not only learn, but be creative as well.  This may be called a puzzle, but it’s not a puzzle in the tradionational way. It’s very open ended and there is no set pattern to follow. I found this… [Read More]

Creating a feature wall

I was recently employed to redecorate a small lounge,and create a feature wall. The lounge was originally a back room in the house, but the property was extended and this consequently reduced light dramatically to this room so I needed to create an impression of light and then produce a feature wall. To be honest this was going to take careful planning and the use of the right paint. So first of all I recommended to my client that we use Dulux light and Space emulsion for the ceiling. I recommended the colour, ‘Absolute White’ and then I left them… [Read More]

Converting loft space in a bungalow

Image courtesy of digitalart/freedigitalphotos.net My mother has recently converted the loft space in her bungalow. I was in charge of doing this for her to ensure that everything she wanted was included. The loft was very large and very high so I knew we could fit two bedrooms in plus a shower room. I didn’t want to change the roof-line from what it is now so the main aims I had in mind were as follows: 1. Fit two windows with VELUX blinds in each bedroom so that they are level with the roof and give lots of light. My… [Read More]

Decorating using Dulux light and space paint

I was recently employed to re-decorate a hall, landing and stairs in a detached house which is approximately 30 years old. The area to be decorated had previously been painted in a rag effect and had an artex ceiling.  The first job was to skim the ceiling with plaster to give a smooth finish. This would take approximately two days to dry before I could paint on the first coat. The first coat should be a watered down emulsion and then two coats of Dulux pure brilliant white matt emulsion.  Then to the walls as it is a dark area… [Read More]