Home Etc #86

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s Home Etc;  the little corner of the blogosphere that celebrates everything home and garden. Hosted by Jess — my very good friend from the blog Mummy Of Boy & Girl Twins — and me. Home Etc Favourites First favourite from last week came from the lovely Morgana who blogs at Coffee Work Sleep… Read More

How to make a turbo gin and tonic

I’ve spoken often about my love of gin. I’ve created a little gin bar at home; made sloe gin, gin cocktails — including a little one called The Jubarb; a gin and rhubarb cocktail, perfect for balmy summer evenings. There’s been such a resurgence recently, it’s definitely the drink of the moment. Which is great for a gin-head… Read More

Home Etc #85

Welcome to this week’s Home Etc! I’m really struggling this week — we didn’t get back from Cornwall until late on Monday night. So instead of feeling relaxed and refreshed I’m playing catch-up and am feeling a little bit tired. I didn’t want to leave, if the truth be told, I could have easily stayed for… Read More

Home Etc #84

Morning all! Wednesday = Home etc day here on the blog. Plus we’ve also broken the back of the working week and the weekend is now in plain view. So much to be happy about! A very warm welcome back to this little home & interiors corner — Home Etc — hosted by myself and Jess, my… Read More

Home Etc #83

One of the things I love best, since Jess and I have been running Home Etc, is coming across new and interesting  blogs or Instagram accounts. Our little online community is always attracting new members and it’s so nice to see someone new linking in on the blog — or using the tag on Instagram. Here are… Read More

Home Etc #82

Happy hump-day all!  And welcome to this week’s Home Etc. Jess and I were so delighted by everyone’s lovely reactions last week. It’s always hard getting back into the swing of working life after the Christmas break but the Home Etc community made last week a real joy. Home Etc is often likened to an online interiors… Read More

Home Etc #81

Happy new year to our lovely Home Etc community! It’s the first one of 2017 and my lovely friend and co-host Jess and I are looking forward to another year of being treated to glimpses of your homes and gardens. Before Christmas, in my last Home Etc post of 2016, we announced that were going to… Read More

An alternative Christmas tree

This idea for an alternative Christmas tree has been in the making for a few weeks’ now. I had been chatting to a friend about Christmas and getting a bit over-excited about our annual tree buying day. The fact we always have a fairly large, real tree; the tradition of decorating it. The scent of the pine needles. And… Read More