House tour


I love a house with a bit of colour & quirky items & this home certainly fits the bill, its got a real sense of fun about it. Exactly my kind of style. I'm in love with the open kitchen breakfast room with plenty of comfortable seating. I also love the way the lounge has cleverly broken up separate seating areas 











Garden Art


Love this idea of brightening a wall in the garden with artwork it certainly livens things up. It certainly has an edgy urban feel to it 


Summer house

Turning a summer house into a play house certainly keeps the mess out of the house. Imagine the fun kids can have with their very own club house/hide out/ mini home...whatever their imagination wants to make it. Hours of endless fun. 



But what about a space for mum? 
                  This would certainly be my option ..... 



Inspirational spaces


I totally adore this girls bedroom it's so pretty. I've always loved a four poster bed & the cute floral voile works beautifully. Its a soft & dreamy room but very subtle. I love the pale neutral tones here. 

Jan Cavelle Furniture Creation Journey


Well today I take you on a little trip to The Jan Cavelle Furniture Company where we take a sneaky peek around the factory to see what goes on in the process of making a piece of furniture. Jan's beautiful creations go through a process over several days of being built & spayed by dedicated craftmen, lets go see 

Day one: 
The raw materials turn up at the work shop. 



 Day 2 

The wood is now being cut at an angle to create more surface area to secure the boards together. 


Day 3 

rebate is being cut along the edge of of backboard with a spindle moulder 


 Day 4 

excess wood is being used in the wood burner, ensuring the make best use of 
waste 


Day 5 

skilled craftsman are gluing boards together to create the carcass 


Day 6 

the doors are being screwed on and then they'll be removed for spraying 


Day 7 

 Spraying is a delicate process, a fleck of dust could ruin the black ash finish 


 Day 8 

it is now being denibbed using 400 grit (400 grains of sand per sq cm) sandpaper, To make the piece smooth


Day 9 

complete and ready to be sent to despatch the Olivier base unit. 









A passion for cheesecake

Nigella's rather devilishly yummy Nutella Cheesecake recipe

I had a cuppa around a friends the other week & served this delight up, completely amazing. So I thought I'd give it a whirl & it certainly went down well with my colleagues at work, I came home with an empty cake box. So I'm sharing the love around & pacing in this tremendous recipe as it really cannot be missed. 



Ingredients 

  • 250 grams digestive biscuits
  • 75 grams soft unsalted butter
  • 1 x 400 grams jar nutella (at room temperature)
  • 100 grams chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 500 grams cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 60 grams icing sugar (sifted)


Method
  1. Break the digestives into the bowl of a processor, add the butter and a 15ml tablespoon of Nutella, and blitz until it starts to clump. Add 25g/3 tablespoons of the hazelnuts and continue to pulse until you have a damp, sandy mixture.
  2. Tip into a 23cm/9inch round springform and press into the base either using your hands or the back of a spoon. Place in the fridge to chill.
  3. Beat the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth and then add the remaining Nutella to the cream cheese mixture, and continue beating until combined.
  4. Take the springform out of the fridge and carefully smooth the Nutella mixture over the base. Scatter the remaining chopped hazelnuts on top to cover and place the tin in the fridge for at least four hours or overnight. Serve straight from the fridge for best results.