5 tips on finding that car boot loot

A few weekends back we headed out to a local car boot sale and it reminded me how much I love them. It got us out of the house and into the fresh air, we had lots of fun mooching around, the twins got to practice a bit of maths, and I came home with some treasures so it was definitely a winning activity for our Sunday morning. Remarkably, after seeing me share my buys on Facebook, a lovely friend admitted that she had never been to a car boot sale! I have lost track of how many I’ve visited…

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Camping Unplugged: Inwood Camping

| 8am Camp coffee | 9am Playing in pjs | 10am Open air shower (cold) | 11am Basingstoke Kite Festival | Our surprise camping trip this weekend won us some mega brownie points with the twins. We’d picked a campsite only about 25 miles away that came recommended by a friend, so that we could easily get down after school on Friday evening. Inwood Camping ‘offers a chance to camp in open countryside with a campfire and a minimum of rules and regulations’. There are a number of pitch options – meadow, woodland, field – and we chose the top…

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Sisterhood magic

Half term is over and the kids are back at school (well, apart from one who’s off sick today), but there’s something that’s just keeping me back from the edge of real life, and that’s the gold-drenched memories of a very special weekend away. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have already been inundated with my snapshots from Sisterhood Camp #sisterhoodatloveland, but if you don’t, here are three videos I made over the weekend to whet your appetite before I pull my flyaway thoughts together to write a proper post. They’re only 15 seconds each, so in less than…

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My plant gang | Urban Jungle Bloggers

This month’s #urbanjunglebloggers challenge from Igor and Judith was about grouping plants together to celebrate their diversity – combining sizes, shapes, colours and textures. I decided that the String shelving system in my office was the perfect spot to show off my gang. I love seeing them all gathered like this – herbs, succulents, spider plants, money plants and my pilea, which is my oldest houseplant. There are some missing from the gang here that were too big to fit onto the shelves, and grouping them has made me realise that I really want to add some trailing plants to…

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Impulsive decorating: our black living room wall

It’s official, I am not safe to be left home alone. There is a significant danger of me wielding a paint brush and turning the house upside down. That’s exactly what happened a few weekends back when I made a completely spontaneous decision to strip the yellow wallpaper (you can see a little glimpse of it in this post) from our living room wall, and paint the wall black instead. I’d been seduced by Tiff’s beautiful black wall that I’d seen on Instagram, and once I’d got the idea in my head, there was no distracting me. I’m incredibly impulsive…

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