As a homeowner, my ears always perk up when I hear tales of woe involving squatters. Surely, you’ve heard unbelievable stories involving what sounds like the most ridiculous ways adverse possession can be claimed. Lately, it seems like the rumours are getting more outrageous by the minute. I for one wish things were made clear on this subject by the government. Most of us worked long and hard for years […]

One of the looks of the Spring season that I see as a must have is being touted as Modern Romance. What precisely does that entail? Glad you asked. It takes the classic feminine details such as lace, ruffles and peplums and combines them with more dramatic styles in one garment. The favoured dramatic styles being geometric and body skimming. Now that you’ve got a picture in your mind of […]

Of all the materials available for DIY projects, there is one in particular that I find myself most impressed with recently. That would be none other than wall stickers and they stand out for several reasons. Ironically, though I can bring myself to sing their praises, as of yet I have been unable to decide up which design to put in my own dinning room. I was first introduced to […]

Not being of English origin I can’t help but wonder exactly what it would mean should Scotland become an independent country. I understand that because both England and Scotland are members of the European Union there would be no real issue regarding crossing borders. Travellers from what had formerly been the union of Scotland and England would probably see no real change in going back and forth. However, what would […]

They are calling them bright day dresses, and they are exactly what you think, loud. To quote a source, they are colours that look as if they were plucked directly from a crayon box. Beyond being true red, yellow, green and blue they are flowy in nature and design. They are plain, with little to no embellishments. So exclude ruffles, braided edges, gathers. Instead, opt for soft pleats, and drapey […]

Though it is rare for this to happen in my world, a colleague of mine just opened up to me about his increasing debt. I’m not sure if other people around the world are having casual conversations about money woes but where I come from you don’t poke your nose into other people’s financial business. It is simply considered impolite to discuss credit card debit and such. While I have […]

Style is a very personal thing, but I am eager to share what decorating technique I am drawn to, and explain why. I appreciate dramatic flair, I believe that there should be an element of wow in every room of one’s home. I accomplish this by blending intense wall colours, antique and modern furnishings and natural accent pieces. If you have your bold statement on the wall, then you can […]

You’ve been planning it for months, maybe even years. Everything has been booked, and confirmed. You are ready to dive head first into that African safari, that Rainforest adventure, or whatever it is that has you shelling out the big bucks, and daydreaming of take off. The one thing you might be holding your breath over is jet lag, perhaps because you think if it is going to get you, […]