When it comes to decorating, getting started can be hard, and down right frustrating. Even the best designers get stumped for ideas, which is why a constant and varied source of inspiration is essential if you want to keep your ideas fresh and really come up with something unique. Below are some inspiring solutions to your creative block. Continue Reading
We went on another National Trust road trip recently and discovered, the perfect country house. Tall Dad loved the symmetry of the architecture, he has a bit of thing about this, and our own house is (nearly) symmetrical.
These are just a few images from a trip we did a couple of weekends ago to Belton House in Lincolnshire. It’s not too far from where we live and it’s definitely not going to be our last visit, we were there all afternoon, and didn’t manage to see everything. Continue Reading
Now this tale I am about to tell, is an honest recount of a lady…I shall call her Princess Mary, and her quest for the perfect place, to rest her weary head. Dear reader, Princess Mary, was a very beautiful lady, she was generous and kind, and always offered to look after the children in the Ana Mum Diary household, when either the very Tall Dad, or Amanda (the diary keeper) needed help. Now this had gone on for some time, before Princess Mary declared, she had something very grave to tell them…. Continue Reading
Canvas Holidays (Wyndham Vacation Rentals) has many beautiful and well located sites through Europe. I think when I first heard about Canvas Holidays, I actually thought it would only be tents. Now I know this is a really popular way of seeing Europe, and facilities in European campsites are said to be amazing. Canvas Holidays are so much more than a camp site though, amazing variety of accommodation is on offer, with facilities to match families and couples holidaying. They offer nearly 50 years of experience too. That really did show when I visited the French la Croix du Vieux Pont site on a Canvas Holidays trip in June.
I Love Mondays is a feature I run each Monday where I virtually shop for your every need. I am hoping to rid you of the Monday blues, with my beautiful things. It could be a must see site, or a new idea I want to share with you. Sit back and enjoy!
This morning, if you are feeling delicate after the weekend excesses you may need to avert your eyes. Today’s selection is bold and vibrant, celebrating the new series of, Orange is the New Black. Continue Reading
I posted about a Zelf Twitter Party earlier in the week. It went really well, though dividing your time between a party at home, and tweeting proved very tricky, it all added to the fun! It was a great success, and trended, so there must have been lots of people all over the country joining in! Continue Reading
Regular readers of The Ana Mum Diary will know that I am a collector. A collector and finder of beautiful things. I can’t help myself. I just love to have things around me that tell a story, a story about me and my family. I think that’s why I started my series called I Love Mondays, where I virtually shop and let you in (through my blog posts) on hidden gems on the internet, or things I have found and fallen in love with. I have eclectic tastes, and I think today’s modern home should reflect your tastes, what do you think? Continue Reading