Monthly Archives: January 2016

My Favourite Space with Charlene Morunga

My Favourite Space with Charlene Morunga

For my Favourite Space this week, we are being joined by one of our Kiwi cousins. Charlene from Teacher by Trader, Mother by Nature is a regular contributor to our Home Improvement Thursdays link up. The 30 something, Mummy blogger, who is a teacher by trade and a Mummy to 2 describes her blog as……ifread more →

How To Design A Laundry-Home Improvement Thursday

How To Design A Laundry-Home Improvement Thursday

Looking at pretty pictures of laundries like we did on Monday is one thing, but designing a functional space is another. It doesn’t take much to design a laundry, and these 5 tips will see you well on your way. 5 Tips To Help Design A Laundry For Your Home Image Source One. Make aread more →

The Key To Being A Great Apprentice

The Key To Being A Great Apprentice

This information could be applied to any type of employee, after all being a great apprentice is a skill that will last a lifetime, and can be taking into any job in any situation. The Builder and I work on these tips on a daily basis. Now that you know how to get an apprenticeship,read more →

Hamptons Style Laundry-Inspired Space

Hamptons Style Laundry-Inspired Space

Hamptons is without a doubt my very favourite home decorating style. While not totally suited to our “Pen Y Llechwedd” it is something that I happily spend hours drooling over. My Pinterest feed is full of Hamptons style, and as the humble laundry is our focus this month, let’s drool together over some Hamptons Styleread more →

My Trade Story with Bec Sparky

My Trade Story with Bec Sparky

Earlier this month we looked at how to become an apprentice carpenter, but that is not the only trade in the construction industry. As you know, we are big supporters of women in trades, and with that in mind, I have asked our resident electrician Bec Sparky to share her trade story. I’d like toread more →

My Favourite Space With Emily Hawker

My Favourite Space With Emily Hawker

Hooray, it’s back all fresh and new in 2016. My Favourite Space is finally making it’s comeback, ready to give you the low down on the favourite spaces of our friends. Let’s face it, I’m a sticky beak, in fact I’ve always been a sticky beak. Right back when I was just a little babe,read more →

How to Chop a Cushion-Home Improvement Thursday

How to Chop a Cushion-Home Improvement Thursday

A little quiz on the blog at the end of last year revealed that you, my readers, would like more decorating advice. Now I will be the first to put up my hand and say, I am no expert, in fact a learner at best, however always wishing to please you, I commit to givingread more →

Pen Y Llechwedd 2016 Update

Pen Y Llechwedd 2016 Update

A big bright shiny new year has landed in our laps, and with it has come the continuation of our enthusiasm for our home and completing our renovations. We have created a 2016 inspiration board, filled with all that we dream of for our home, and given ourselves a healthy kick up the butt inread more →

How to Become an Apprentice Carpenter

How to Become an Apprentice Carpenter

In my other life as the business manager to our construction company, Fernbrooke Homes, I find that I am approached at least monthly by school aged students looking to gain a school based traineeship. Did you know there are many ways to land your self an apprenticeship? Would you like to know how to becomeread more →