Ensuite bathroom
Jul29

Ensuite bathroom

We moved into our house 18 months ago. It was built in 1987 and had been lived in by the same elderly couple for 20 years. Nothing had changed since 1987. Everything was dated, worn out and grubby. We’ve transformed a lot in 18 months, but there are still parts of the house which are stuck firmly in the 1980s and crying out for an improvement. None more so than our ensuite bathroom. A picture says a 1,000 words, so I don’t...

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First world problems
Dec17

First world problems

Right now (and for the foreseeable future), I feel like I’m stuck inside one massive great first world problem. Or maybe I just went back in time to the 1980s and nobody told me. Or maybe I am actually living in the 80s and I’m some amazing visionary who has seen into the future and is probably locked away in a mental hospital (because they still had them then) because people think I’m weird because I’m talking...

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Even better than the real thing?
Dec09

Even better than the real thing?

I am living in my friend’s house, renting it out for a few weeks until we can finally move into our new house. It’s a bit weird. But do you know what the weirdest thing of all is? That it’s not as weird as it should be.I’ve always loved this house and maybe that’s why it feels normal. After my own house and my mum’s house, it was my favourite. Somewhere I could go to and sit and unwind. Sometimes my...

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The Gallery: The 1980s
Nov11

The Gallery: The 1980s

Ah, the ’80s! The decade that fashion forgot. It was all hairspray, blue eye make-up, huge plastic earring, ra-ra skirts, leggings in a range of hideous colours, legwarmers… Well, sorry to disappoint you. I don’t have photographic evidence of any of these crimes against fashion. As 1980 dawned, I was 6 years old. As we said farewell to the 80s and slipped into the 90s, I was 16. Here I am aged about 9 or 10, looking...

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