• Learn to Love Your Garden 19 Apr 19

    As the sun shone last summer, I lapped it up. Not just because I’m happiest in good weather, but because for the first time in a decade I was in possession of a garden, so could fully appreciate the... Read More

  • Spring into Action 8 Mar 19

    When a japanese tidying consultant set up her own business at the age of 19, little did she know that her name would become so synonymous with decluttering that it would become a verb – as in... Read More

  • Work in Progress 22 Feb 19

    For hundreds of years, from the middle of the fifteenth century, there was a Manor House tucked away just south of St Mary’s Church in Harefield; there was a deer park on the site even earlier. By... Read More

  • Homeward Bound 11 Jan 19

    Relocating from London, Laura Davenport struck it lucky when she spotted a Grade II-listed cottage and farmhouse for sale in a picturesque village overlooking stunning views of the Waveney Valley on... Read More

  • The Cosiest of Cottages 9 Nov 18

    After 17 years in a suburban three bedroom 1980s semi in Chippenham, Kim and Graham Hallett experienced a dramatic lifestyle change when they moved to an 18th century cottage in deepest Wiltshire... Read More

  • Character Building 28 Sep 18

    It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, Natasha and Paul’s home was less sparkle and shine than dust and damp. Before the pair embarked on their labour-of-love renovation, this 1930s house... Read More

  • Classic Country Style 17 Aug 18

    Emily Waters always knew that one day she would heed the call of her native Wiltshire countryside. In 2016, while working in Reading, and living in rented accommodation, she and husband Chris... Read More

  • Summerhouse… and the Living is Easy 18 May 18

    For years, Sue Blakeley had been admiring a striking Edwardian house tucked away down a country lane in the heart of the Chiltern Hills. “I had heard that the house had a somewhat dilapidated yet... Read More

  • Bare-Faced Chic 6 Apr 18

    As an award-winning photographer, Venetia Dearden has a great eye for design, which manifests itself both in her work (her first solo show in London was held at the National Portrait Gallery in... Read More

  • From a Galaxy Far, Far Away 6 Apr 18

    Art and science are often seen as mutually exclusive – as if someone can be ‘arty’ or ‘scientific’, rarely both. But when I put that to astronomer and photographer Chris Baker, he looks... Read More

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