Category Archives: Family Life

Aug 17

Woodham Mortimer: an awful lot of history

If you are traveling along the A414 to Malden you will go through Woodham Mortimer and you will pass this view. Blink – of course – and you will miss it. On the left of the road there is a church and a house with a blue plaque. To the right there is  what appears […]

Apr 18

The New kitchen – purchase 1

In January OH knocked through from the kitchen into the dining room, put a wall up and created me a study/writing room/place to be pretentious 🙂 The aim is to turn the old kitchen into a dining room, and create a new kitchen out of the spare space. So yesterday we went to Norwich to […]

Apr 12

Help wanted

Originally posted on The Secret of Aldwych Strand:
Just a short post. I would consider it a great honour if you could pop over and have a look at this site for me  sarahesmith.info and give some feedback before it goes really live 🙂 ? cheers ?

Apr 09

A journey round wordpress

Today I’m on Canvey,  a brief stop before heading off to Blenheim to photograph a bookshelf. You never know, there might be an ostentatious book reading while I’m there – just for fun you understand. Anyway while I wait for OH, I have trawled my favourite sites; caught up and commented -as you do. And […]

The Study Has Landed

A bit more decorating needed, but it’s definitely a study. Unfortunately, I don’t know what excuse I can use now – either for the lack of writing or for not using the running machine 🙂

My Study: pre decorating

Well here we are, we are past the Ides of March and I finally have half a study. Next week we finish the clear out and paint! I’m starting to feel like a real author

Kitchen Project: End of Day 2

Wall down; RSJ up. Floor filthy. Now to tidy up before next weekend… 🙂  

Kitchen Project: Day 2

At the end of the first day;  the kitchen looked like this. Colonialist pointed out last night, solving the unexpected problems is part of the fun.  Not sure the other half would agree. The bottom half of the wall has been rendered and (in typical Victorian fashion) it’s been designed to stay put until the […]

Kitchen Project: Day 1

The aim is to create a new kitchen and an office space from our dining room. The old galley kitchen will become the new dining room. This is the state of play at the start of day 1. I am not going to hazard a guess how long it’s going to take…

Dec 31

As the old year wanes – a cat’s view

This is Abbey Kat – an elder states’ cat. She can’t take the excitement, as you can see. I think I may need to rename her:  Eggs Benedict Abbey