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Over Indulgence

Sep
2011
20

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Shopping is a bit like food – great if you can enjoy and savour occasional indulgences but one big blow out can leave you feeling a little queasy. At the moment there’s some high-impact activity on the credit card front. It’s amazing how much there is to buy when refurbing an old place – the things that you […]

The shell seekers

Sep
2011
12

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It was a bleak vision. Opening the door of our little cottage for the first of our progress checks on Saturday we were met with a gutted shell – layers peeled back, dark and unwelcoming, a pool of water dripping on to what should be the kitchen floor. We’ve been here before when refurbishing property – […]

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Fans of Man About the House and the Good Life look away now. The 1970’s decor of Peel Cottage is now a thing of the past. Its burnt umber tones, highly present in the kitchen with painted cork tiles and matching units were swept away with the arrival of a skip and our builder, Darren, on Monday. We […]

Turning the key

Sep
2011
05

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We are now the official ‘owners’ of a chocolate-box cottage in Dilwyn, Herefordshire. I say owners, of course that’s really the building society, but we have happily taken on the custodianship of 300+ years of history with the intention of refurbishing it for our very own holiday home. It is a bijou residence, a cosy […]