Celebrating 6 years in business!

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014

This week I celebrated 6 years in business. My son made us these gorgeous sheep cupcakes to celebrate this achievement.It was lovely my son made these cakes as my family are very much my inspiration for working for myself and doing the very best that I can for each of my clients.

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Caerlaverock Castle

Posted on: September 25th, 2014

Over the coming weeks I plan to occasionally write about some of my favourite places to be. As an Architect it is difficult to switch off from work mode even when you are just out and about. I sometimes go into the supermarket and look at the height and shape of the shelves and ask myself why are they like that and who thought that was good design? Or I go to the theatre and marvel at how the queue for the ladies is far longer than the gents and wonder whether that is down to design or the speed with which we use them!

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Visit to Harry Potter World

Posted on: September 19th, 2014

Last year I visited Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden with the family to see the tour of the sets used for the Harry Potter films. The tickets are timed and there was quite a large queue as you entered, however, once inside, the tour took you through some amazingly detailed sets.

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Top 5 Architectural Cities in Europe

Posted on: September 12th, 2014

In my opinion there are many fantastic Architectural cities in Europe! It has been quite tricky to finalise my top five. Here they are in no particular order!

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Stepping stones to extending your property

Posted on: September 5th, 2014

If you are hoping to extend or change your property in the spring after the winter weather has passed, there are many stepping stones which need to be crossed now in preparation.

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Future proofing your home

Future proofing your home

Posted on: July 18th, 2014

Last weekend we visited the Yorkshire Dales and did some lovely walks. We happened upon this lovely stone obelisk which had been created by different walkers. It was lovely and we marvelled at it’s height and the different stones which had been carefully selected to balance on top of each other. We wondered who had created it, was it a family? Several different people who had added to it over days? Had each stone been added by a different walker? Did walkers go back to check it was still there?

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Your house and its connection to your garden

Posted on: July 11th, 2014

For many people their home is extremely important in their lives. It is their place to be themselves, relax, develop their thoughts and… well… generally exist without the outside world interfering (unless they are invited in!) A garden, for some people is, a space they walk through to go to put rubbish in the bins, a place for children to play, to sit and read a book, to carry out gardening chores and for the dog to have free reign. Many people take the connection of their house to the garden for granted. It is the way it is and always will be. However, it does not need to be like that. To appreciate your garden fully from your home small tweaks can make a massive difference.

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Summer Holidays… time to plan!

Posted on: July 4th, 2014

Last year I had a wonderful two week holiday in Tuscany, Italy with my husband and children. We stayed in two villas we rented for a week each, one half an hour south of Florence surrounded by vineyards and the other up a 20 minute hairpin bend road to the very top of a steep hill north of Lucca. It is the first time we have visited with the children and they seemed to thoroughly enjoy the amazing Architecture!

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Architectural models as a design tool for house extensions

Posted on: June 27th, 2014

For some people reading Architectural plans is really difficult. People struggle to visualise the drawings and cannot imagine the actual spaces. A few years ago I designed a roof structure over a bedroom. The owners liked the idea, but struggled to visualise it. I made a 1:100 scale model of the area of their dwelling to be extended along with the roof as I proposed.

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The Falkirk Wheel

Posted on: June 20th, 2014

I love the Falkirk Wheel it is an amazing structure which works seemingly effortlessly and certainly silently. We recently travelled on it on our canal boat holiday (which I wrote about last week). It is a rotating boat lift connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The lift opened in 2002, reconnecting the two canals for the first time since the 1930s as part of the Millennium Link project.

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A week on a barge …

Posted on: June 13th, 2014

Our recent adventure …

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WELCOME TO MY BLOG!

Posted on: June 13th, 2014

Hello and welcome to my blog page and my very first blog! I plan to blog regularly on lots of different subjects based around my role as an Architect. I am very passionate about my work and find design and Architecture fill lots of my waking world!

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