I love the change in the seasons. Autumn is my favorite and usually arrives around the end of September in time for our Wedding Anniversary and my Birthday. I remember the day we got married. I was relieved to see the sun shining for the church service, though when we tried to take photographs on… Read More Warm Fire & Fragrant Flower Bliss
Late last year me and Mr B moved into our new home. We had gone from a very trendy central Hove location, regency mansion building, sea views. The location was amazing but after 10 years in a beautiful flat the size and potential of it had become exhausted. So we made the move out of… Read More Now is the Moment to Rescue a Wreck
What a lovely weekend! I know I’m obsessed by the weather but doesn’t it feel like spring? I spent time sprucing up the house, finally working outdoors in the garden (more on that later in the week), and entertaining friends. Sometimes I find when you decorate a room it looks finished but it takes a… Read More Light up your life
I like to eat out, fab hotels and fancy restaurants – What’s not to like? However buying a house means saving money so for Mr B and me, It’s been a winter of eating ding meals for two in decorators overalls sitting on orange boxes! Hurray for March and an almost finished Dining Room. To… Read More Dining in Style
We are lucky enough to have the most enormous sycamore tree at the bottom of the garden. Its huge and beautiful and stands proud guarding the border of the garden. I love sycamore trees, remember playing with the winged seed pods like helicopters in the wind when I was a child. It has one of… Read More Two men and a Tree – Poison Ivy and the Sycamore
<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/10597213/?claim=sdv6jnk6mrv”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> Did you know that you can now follow Diary of an Honest Woman on Bloglovin? Bloglovin brings together all the blogs that you follow on one site. You can also now get the app to follow your fav blogs on the move. I’ve been using Bloglovin for a couple… Read More Bloglovin
Ah its all over and some of us may have had a little too much happy Christmas? No? The run up to Christmas felt like a whirlwind to us, new house and a Christmas deadline was set to decorate the bedroom, bathroom, living room dining room and kitchen, no mean feat when your trying to… Read More Out with the old in with the new
Shopping for Christmas trees the possibilities are endless, Pine? Spruce? Fir? where to begin? First things first. How big do you want your tree? Theres no point buying a 9 foot tree when you only have a small space. Measure the space. If your space is small go for potted trees or more than one.… Read More Dec The Halls
I thought I’d never leave my single girls flat. How I loved it, almost ten years in the bosom of Brighton & Hove. Victorian Mansion flat, high ceilings, sea views….why would I ever leave? Then came along Mr B and a need for more rooms, our collection of stuff and things grew and grew, we… Read More What a Difference a Week Makes
What a grey day it’s turned out! First we had sunshine, followed by showers. Then a rainbow before the sky turned grey and thunder, lightening, hailstones like golf balls…..Got me thinking you can change your home style as quick as a change in the weather. Take my kitchen table and chairs for instance. The chairs… Read More Instant Kitchen Table Style
What did you get up to this weekend? Sport, social, work??? European working hours are the longest in the world, so at the weekend it makes sense to kick back and enjoy some time with friends….Why then do we all like a bit of weekend DIY? With home improvement on our minds this weekend… Read More Parisian Chair Chic – II
Moving to a new house we are in the process of thinking about colour palettes. Mr B’s colour palette consists of Grey….er thats it! ……….Our company logo’s are grey, the sofa is grey and the plant pots are grey! However I’ve been moving to a new hue and its kinda BLUE (that rhymes btw!) In… Read More Shades of Grey and Teal
Morning! How was your weekend? I spent mine with a good mix of work , pleasure and a little smidge of DIY! It’s really easy to get great looking shabby chic in your kitchen for very little cost. I bought this pair of chairs from Brighton Marina market….go early for the best choice …..or as… Read More Parisian Chair Chic!
Over the past couple of months I’ve been looking at quirky and unusual homewares. This is partially inspired by the fact that Mr B and I are buying a house so all spare headspace is filled with cushion covers and paint testers! ….must clear head of all DIY thoughts! We are also in the process… Read More Personalised Pillow Perfection!
If I’ve not mentioned it before we are buying a house….on a budget I might add! Leaving the joys of central Hove for a whole house on a beautifully leafy green just outside of Brighton & Hove. All sounds good so far…well yes except we don’t have gas, central heating or hot water and the… Read More The Annie Sloan Effect….