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It's amazing the difference that new worktops and tiles can make. Oh and nice blue wall! Now I just have to fill some holes and give the cream walls a fresh coat of paint. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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I visited Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland at the end of June, to get some inspiration for my own little garden. I found quite a variety of pleasing plant combinations. And added lots of gorgeous other plants to my wish list!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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We're mostly unpacked, apart from the decorative stuff which is in the loft waiting until I paint and decorate the house. Carpets down in both bedrooms, new hall and stair carpet to follow towards the beginning of next month. Mum's... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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This is the first view after we got the keys. Living room view 1 Living room view 2 Dining room Kitchen view 1 Kitchen view 2 Stairs My room view 1 My room view 2 Mum's room view 1 Mum's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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After many frustrating months of waiting on solicitors and mortgage companies, we finally moved house on Monday 13 April. 31 years is a long time to be at one address, and the old house was full of the things of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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My time in Melbourne over Christmas was peppered with several fabulous dining experiences. Two of the best were the taster menu Chris and Dougie put together for my birthday. It was so lovely to have an all-vegetarian degustation in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
Hooray! Welcome back!!
Toggle Commented Oct 17, 2013 on Hello. at Half a cup of coffee...
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This weekend we enjoyed a visit from our friends Andy & Sam. On Saturday we took a trip up the M1 to Bolsover Castle, an English Heritage property with a fascinating history. The weather was cold but the sun was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2012 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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Every year on 29th March, which is the anniversary of Dad's passing, Mum and I spend the day out, having lunch and buying a plant for the garden to remember Dad. This year we decided to go to Oakham, Rutland,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2012 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
There's a podcast you can download from iTunes which goes through couch to 5k gradually. It's good-but it might be UK only as it's provided by our NHS. Worth looking. Good luck!
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2012 on 17 :: March at beauty that moves
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Inspired by Shimelle's post earlier this week, I finally found my scrapbooking mojo and managed to create something featuring my niece Noa. Thanks Shimelle! I need to print some more pictures to scrap now as my fingers are itching to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2012 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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I spent the majority of my visit in Emerald, up in the Dandenong Ranges where Paul & Bel live, but I did manage to spend a little time in the city and I followed a walking tour I had picked... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2012 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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Helen & Chris's wedding in Melbourne was wonderful. My little sister sure scrubs up well! The food was fabulous (we wouldn't expect anything less with Chris at the helm), the sun shone and the whole place was full of new... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2012 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
It looks amazing. You've inspired me to have a go. I've saved all the info each time but never got round to doing it! A lovely reminder of a snapshot in time.
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I've been meaning to post these pics for a couple of months. Back in December, just before my birthday, Mum let it slip that she'd knitted a Fair Isle jumper for Auntie Sam back in the seventies and I convinced... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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Here's a few pictures from the weekend. We went to the market with Auntie Sheila & Uncle Aldo. Italian markets are amazing! The food is so fresh, all shapes and sizes (they ignore the EU suggestions on straight cucumbers and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2011 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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Picked these hyacinths from our garden yesterday and they've been flooding the whole kitchen with their amazing scent. I hate knowing that Hyacinth season is almost over, but then Lilac season is just around the corner. And then there'll be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2011 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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Having lost several hours sleep this week with a poorly moggy (more about that later) I was determined not to let the changing of the clocks interrupt my desire for at least hours kip. Thank goodness for lazy Sundays! Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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We all had fun dividing the veggie patch into squares with string. It was quite hard to get the string taut when there was a cat or three grabbing it in the middle! I covered my freshly sown cabbage and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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To commemorate Paul & Bel's anniversary I was inspired by the quote our family friend Andy read at the wedding, which came from Louis de Bernières' Captain Corelli's Mandolin: "When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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Congratulations Mr & Mrs D on your first anniversary! Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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(From top left) Daffodils brightening the kitchen :: The bright buds of Spirea Firelight :: Early tulips :: Flowers for Mum on her anniversary :: A tidy dressing table ("I'll keep it like that. Promise!" Yeah, right!) :: A walk... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary
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I mentioned a few months ago that I listen almost exclusively to podcasts while I work now. I've been working like this for over a year now. It's so much easier for me than trying to decide which music I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at Nina Louise :: scrap sanctuary