Travelling round the UK with work for the past six months has been fabulous in so many ways. We've seen places never visited before and stayed in some great Airbnbs and hotels, ambled past stunning Scottish lochs and eaten oysters on windy beaches. Lots of good stuff. But one thing has really irked me. Not... Continue Reading →
How To Upcycle ‘Brown’ Furniture: Tips on Painting & Replacing Mouldings
Just like Rocky a few short months ago, this ginger tinged sideboard adopted when we bought Moregeous HQ several years ago was sorely in need of some tlc. He'd been stored in an outside shed, ending up not only scratched and damp damaged, but also bereft of several of his decorative insert beads. I think... 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 →
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 →
Airbnb To Launch Manchester Experiences : Food, Tours, Arts, Sport… Fancy Joining Me As A Host?
As most Moregeous readers already know, Mr M & I run an Airbnb and love it. Ok, maybe not the ironing, but definitely everything else. It brings us an income stream, yes, but more than that we get to share a small part of Manchester out of 'the centre', meaning guests who wouldn't normally get... Continue Reading →
Clean 18 : Butchers Meat & Paper Bags
It's not just the 5p plastic carrier bags in supermarkets which cause lots of problems, but the ubiquitous plastic wrapping around every single product filling our shopping bags. There's a fabulous organic store in Manchester called Unicorn Grocery which Mr M and I have been going to for years. Their wrapping policy is strictly old... Continue Reading →
Moregeous Monday Moments (and a hamper competition!)
What with all this talk of ditching plastic and milk bottles, I've been shockingly remiss and not posted a Monday Moments renovation update since the end of November. We were so busy trying to get the dining room Christmas-ready that bloggin' flew right out of the window. It's all too easy to fly through Instagram... Continue Reading →