Pudsey aside, I didn't really know what to expect from our first visit to CarFest a couple of years ago. I say that as if just seeing Pudsey / stalking Pudsey / hugging Pudsey isn't enough to make any weekend complete when clearly it absolutely is. No, what I mean is that I wasn't sure... Continue Reading →
Reveal: The Moregeous Terrace
Slowly, slowly we're getting to the reveal bits at Moregeous HQ. Well, I say that, but those of you who've been here on our walking workshops know exactly which bits you're looking at. Still changing though isn't it, as Mr M and I work through the parts which weren't completed when you came? With me... Continue Reading →
A Very Clever & Affordable Veg Bed, Made From Hollow Concrete Blocks
How about this for another cracking garden idea, seen on one of the Manchester Open Gardens days we visited earlier this month. We'd 'done' the Heatons and Didsbury in previous years, but not the Levenshulme / Burgage ones, hence M19's turn. Growing your own veg and herbs is a surefire way to stay sane in... Continue Reading →
Stop The Press: Gorgeous New ‘Heritage’ Tiles Coming Soon. Emerald Green Anyone?
As the notice says "Together we can make it happen". This is, by all accounts, exactly what was running through the collective mind of Tile Giant when it checked out the tiling inspo down at Manchester's Victoria Baths 'cause have I got news for you, there's a stunning new tiling range being launched very very... Continue Reading →
Manchester Launches It’s Brilliant Airbnb “Experiences” – Support Your Local Indies!
Three weeks in and 18 guests have so far left Moregeous Mansions buzzing with new reno ideas and interiors inspiration. However, it's not just guests buzzing here. Remember me asking if anyone fancied joining me on this leap into the unknown? I'd eyed up truffle hunting in Prague, clay sculpting in Paris and secret jazz... Continue Reading →
Just Twice In 25yrs – A Rare Swim At Victoria Baths
Fitting time into our busy schedules for community or specific cause volunteering can be a challenge but the rewards to the soul are hard to quantify. Sometimes you're appreciated, sometimes not, but having done lots of it in the past, I can honestly say if you're Manchester-based, giving up your time to help out at... Continue Reading →
How To Upcycle An Existing Kitchen
Working on glamorous TV ads and expensive houses is fabulous (and I adore that side of my job, obv), but sometimes as a designer / builder I get asked to help out on projects whose budgets are not quite so adventurous. Can it be said that these types of projects usually aim for the Pennine... Continue Reading →