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External painting: metal panel gate

In our ongoing efforts to have the house Commonwealth ready (how exciting is it Glasgow’s hosting such a big event!) we’ve turned out efforts to the outdoors. When my Dad was over he’d mentioned a few items including the gate that could do with a little tlc. We’d spend a lot of efforts indoors but…

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Thrift shopping: moroccan table edition

I was in our old neighbourhood in the south side of Glasgow and couldn’t resist popping into my favourite charity shop in Shawlands. It’s actually a pair of charity shops facing each other run by Cosgrove Care – a charity supporting people with learning disabilities and mental health issues. I am always sure to check…

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Stopping to smell the roses

Getting our house in order is usually prompted by an event – we pay attention to the garden if we’re planning a barbecue or rearrange the kitchen if we’re having folk over for dinner. This summer we have lots of visitors coming including my two best friends so we’ve been pretty busy getting things ready…

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House by numbers

It is time for Stuart to move on over. I am officially in love – with some brassy numbers. Love stories always have a good back story and ours was this. I was hunting online and came across Black Country Metalworks Ltd. They are a family run business and have an astonishing variety of high…