{Upcycling} – our pallet bar in the garden!

The weather has been really, really good over the last days here in England. This means we could finally spend some time in the garden. We had the first barbecue of the year and I spent the whole Sunday afternoon lying on our pallet sofa, that I already wrote about last year here on the…

A winter without soup is like summer without ice cream!

One of the things I love most about winter is getting cozy and warm inside…and if I can enjoy this coziness with a bowl of hot soup I am happy! This last weekend it finally got a bit colder here in Manchester, the time before it was quite warm but very wet. I clearly prefer cold…

Upcycling – our new sofa for the garden

Nine months ago we moved in our lovely house and this spring we used a couple of weekends to make the garden look presentable. It was a bit like working in a jungle as there was so much ivy and old bushes that didn’t look really pretty to get rid of. Ivy, I learned painfully, is…

How an old ladder became my favorite thing in my garden

A few weeks ago we went to a market where various things were sold. It just so happened that one of the traders was selling vintage furniture, including an old step ladder. I would never have discovered or paid attention to it but luckily my mum and my stepdad saw the ladder and decided it was…