How about an apartment in the city of Edinburgh?

How about an apartment in the city of Edinburgh?

Every time I visit a great city, I end up thinking how cool it would be to own a flat there. Edinburgh for instance. These big stone buildings with the spacious rooms. Those with abundant Fireplaces  … Wonderfully atmospheric … And all pretty much sound proofed too in their grandeur.

I think a fourth floor apartment. Edinburgh doesn’t rise much higher than that anyway. But high enough so as not to have too much of the street noise … I love open windows …

I recently awoke in Edinburgh to the subtle noise of the city streets which I found strangely comforting.

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Tiles or carpets or wood – Oh My !

Tiles or carpets or wood – Oh My !

Not a bad analogy if you are in the middle of trying to decide on your floor covering. It’s a big decision, and you want to get it right. Personally my favourite will always be stone with underfloor heating throughout. However, a fluffy carpet or rug right beside the bed for those cold mornings, a beautiful wooden flooring in the library or office is always appropriate and just lovely, but always, always tiles in the areas where spillages are an issue … let’s see which of the options may be best for you :

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The Movie House I fell in Love with ..

The Movie House I fell in Love with ..

So there was this movie. Brilliant movie – Practical Magic – In this movie there was a house. An oh so Beautiful house. A three-story, white Victorian wooden lighthouse. Framed in a white picket fence, an exquisite and carefully tended herb garden, and most wonderfully – a wraparound porch. This is a house where they have chocolate cake for breakfast, and a room full of potions, and spells. Spells cast from fauna grown in their very their own garden. A Perfect home for a good white witch … come on in and see …

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To The Kitchen where we melt chocolate !

To The Kitchen where we melt chocolate !

What a wonderful part of the home. A kitchen doesn’t just provide a place to prepare food, its where we are nourished, where we congregate, quite often it’s the busiest part of the house.

I love a spacious light kitchen that is well orientated for ease of use. Gas hob is essential. I find it much more controllable than electricity. (What was that old UK add – “Cookability, That’s the beauty of Gas”) Anyway I much prefer cooking on a gas stove or hob.  And a Big oven, or two !

A tiled floor, stone, or something that is equality easy to clean!

And of course, an island … a Kitchen Island, such a revolution in the architecture of kitchens. It’s a Fabulous work station, and added storage. Best kept clear though. I find decorative clutter on an island to just get in the way. A single fruit bowl, or vase of scented flowers … MMmmm

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