Wonders of Home
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My home is best described as eclectic with a dash of bohemian, a hint of country, laced together with a bit of memory lane. And a lot of shabby chic ?

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Of all the places this little girl could sleep she choses my jacket that was chucked in the middle of the floor by one of my boys! Weird 😸 Willow you’re mad 😸 #cats#catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #catlovers#catlover#catlove#animals#pets#homelove#noplacelikehome#blackandwhitecatsofinstagram #blackandwhitecats #blackandwhitecatsrule

The big build is in progress. No - not DIY SOS but PC SOS. There is no way I am spending over a £1000 for a gaming PC for my Son. I told him if he wanted one he would have to build one! So, an avid Lego builder as a child and a coder, he stepped up to the mark. This is the second one he has built 😳. He’s 15. All bought and paid for by himself. I’m proud of you m8. Money don’t grow on trees and I want my children to value things and realise if they want something they have to work for it and do it themselves. My parents use to tell me “if you want something, do it yourself. No-one is going to do it for you!”. Harsh, but a valuable lesson ❤️ #lifelessons #lifelessonslearned #lessonsinlife#work#workhard #doityourself #doityourway#doityourselfproject #ingenuity#learnasyougo #learnasyougoalong#pcbuilder #personalgoals#mumlove#mumlovesyou

Hiya Insta bubbies. Remember my Tree Fern that I am trying to grow (and looks like an alien @corners_of_my_castle 🤣). Well here it is, a week later - beautiful. And there are lots of other fronds forming. Very exciting 😊 #fern#ferns#treefern#plants#greenery#garden#gardening#gardenlife#gardenlove#gardening_love #gardens#homelove#home#homelife#homeiswheretheheartis #gardenerslife

So Insta friends, I’ve taken you through a whistle-stop tour of my garden in the last few tiles but there is one part that no-one knows about - come closer and I’ll show you. You’ll have to be quiet and don’t tell anyone as it’s a secret garden, beyond all you have seen through my tiles. Sssh, here’s the pic. It’s the garden at the bottom of my garden, beyond my garden gate that only fairies and wildlife are allowed to go - no humans allowed. All we do is tend it for them 😱🧚‍♂️🦌🐛🐜🐝 #garden#gardenlove#gardeners#woodland#wildlife#secretgarden#home#homelove#homelife#homeiswheretheheartis#mygarden #mygardentoday #mygardenthismonth #mygardenthisweek#mygarden #mygardenlife #mygardentoday #mygardenthismonth#gardensofinstagram #gardensoftheworld #gardensofengland

Homelove. Laurelhedgelove. Gardenlove. A lot of love going on 😂. I love my home! It’s not a stately home. It’s not uber “on trend”. It’s not perfect. But I’ve lived here for a long time now and it holds a lot of special memories - good, bad and happy. Especially happy memories of simple things like sitting in the garden with a g&t or watching the seasons change through the window from cold to warm to hot. Homes hold more in our hearts than whether we have the latest engineered oak or the latest shade of grey. It tells a story of life, love, family, cosiness - a little haven you can escape to and hide and feel secure. #garden#gardenlife#gardenlove#laurel#laurels#laurelhedge#hedges#home#homelove#homelife#homelover #homeiswheretheheartis#mygarden #mygardenlife #mygardenthismonth #mygardentoday #mygardenlife#dailyhomeshare

I thought I’d show you all the bottom of my garden as I always show you the top part but the bottom part gets neglected in the picture world of Insta. It’s mostly used by my sons as a football pitch, but I do lie here on my steamer chair looking up at the trees, watching the leaves rustling in the breeze and it is quite idyllic. I also love the little daisies growing in the grass looking so brilliant white and yellow against the green. Here also is another hedge I have grown from scratch - Leylandii. It has to be 20 years old now, but is still looking fine and dandy! Ahh utter tranquility! #garden#gardening#gardenlove#gardenlife#gardeners#grower#hedgegrower#homelove#homelife#home#homeiswheretheartis#mygarden #mygardentoday #mygardenthismonth #mygardenlife#gardensofinstagram #gardensoftheworld

That hedge @corners_of_my_castle. I don’t think I’ve mentioned before Insta friends that I have been lovingly growing a laurel hedge - planted back in February last year. Literally a week after planting the Beast from the East struck and I really worried it would die as 5 of the plants were bare root and 15 were root-balled (I’m not expecting you all to know what this is). But after shedding quite a few of their leaves (which is a reaction to shock and helps them conserve energy), they sprang into life. I watered and fed them and talked to them and even occasionally gave them a little hug, and this year my efforts have been rewarded with a burst of new growth and boy are they now putting on weight. If anyone wants any hints and tips on hedge growing I’m happy to help 😂 #laurels#laurelhedge#hedge#hedges#garden#gardening#gardeners#gardenlife#gardenlove#lovegarden#lovegardening#home#homelove#noplacelikehome#mygarden #mygardenthismonth #mygardentoday #mygardenlife

Rebirth! This a very small Tree Fern that I bought for only £9 off Ebay two years ago. It will hopefully one day grow into a very large Tree Fern. Probably won’t be in my lifetime, but I hope to nurture it and if it survives the cold frosts of England, one of my sons might want to carry on the nurturing - who knows. For now, it is lovely to see it gently coming back to life, the fronds slowly unfurling. Looking green and chirpy! I’ll take more photos as and when it livens up, so you can all see it’s slow progress x #treefern#treeferns #tropicalplant#tropicalplants #fern#ferns#gardening#garden#gardenlife #gardeners #gardening #gardenlove#home#homelove#noplacelikehome

Hi Insta friends. We went for a lovely walk on Sunday around a local estate lake. It was so calming and peaceful. We came across this lovely swan sat on her nest, waiting patiently for her chicks to hatch. It made me feel very humble to be part of her home. Stay humble everyone and see the beauty around you x #lake#swan#nature#countryside#gardens #animals#wildlife#beautyallaround #home#homelove#wildlifeofinstagram

Going on from my earlier posts about that strong little Pansy and the big Acer and how the plant world are so accepting of each other, I now have yet another new variety hoping for acceptance - Black & White Catticus! Look at her face, guilty as proven. Love her. What is it about this plant pot they seem to like? I have no idea. #blackandwhitecats #blackandwhitecatsofinstagram #cats#catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #plants#gardens #gardeners#pets#animals#gardenlove#pansy#acer#home#noplacelikehome #homelove

I absolutely love my nails @corners_of_my_castle. Thank you soo much. A very special friend who is always there for me. You are truly beautiful inside and out xx #nails #nailsofinstagram #beauty#beautiful#friends#friendship#oneinamillion #grateful

Ha, ha Insta friends, if any of you saw my previous post about the strong little pansy and the Acer and the plant worlds acceptance of each other, Well it looks like there’s a new plant that their very accepting of - despite it’s flaws and size - it’s Blackus Catticus 🤣🤣 Bramble seems to have made friends with them. Let’s hope she doesn’t squash them. That’ll put my previous post completely at odds 🤣 #cat#cats#cats_of_instagram #catsofinstagram #blackcats #blackcatsofinstagram #blackcatsrule#flowers#potted plants#gardening#gardeners#gardenlove#pottedplantsofinstagram #flowersofinstagram #mylittleflower #acer#homelove#homelife#homeiswheretheartis #animals#pets #petsofinstagram

Aww look at this Insta friends. This lovely little pansy, growing strong and true with an Acer. Makes me think that in the plant world they are very accepting and it doesn’t matter that they have differences. There’s no struggle for hierarchy, they just all live happily together. Whatever you’re doing today, have a good day and remember to live in the moment x #begratefulalways #begrateful #thoughtoftheday #happyisastateofmind #happinessisastateofmind #happiness#thesimplethings#thesimplelife#garden#gardening#gardenlife#gardeners #pansy #flowers#pottedplants #pottedplant #pottedplantsofinstagram#acer #sunnyday#homelife#homelover #homelovers#homeiswheretheheartis

Good morning Insta friends, there was a time when I remember my Nan having patterned carpets, also patterned wallpaper and curtains. It was a “fashion” back in the day - or trend as it’s called now. It offered a delight on the eyes (alright migraine), but it brought on all those homely feelings of cake, jam sandwiches, tea, safety, security, Nans strong arms wrapped around you and your head against her bosom. Spilt tea didn’t notice, nor the mud walked in. Not half as much hoovering or faffing was required. The bright patterns were chirpy and happy and brightened up the dullest of days. Well, Insta friends, it also served a purpose none of us would have thought possible 🤣🤣 Whatever you’re all doing today, have a good day, stay humble and remember if you’re ripping up that old patterned carpet and have a cat, he may be very upset to see it go 🤣🤣 #homedecoration #lovehome #homelife##home#carpet#patternedcarpet#patternedcarpets #cat#cats#happy#fun#justforfun#sundayfunday