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Shabby chic upcycling, swanky like a tart's boudoir.


Welcome to my brand new upcycling blog ‘Council House Cottage.’
The premise of its existence is quite simple. I have a council house that I wish to look like a cottage, and voila ‘council house cottage’ is born.  231 more words

Shabby Chic

What is 'affordable' housing?

In this revealing video, Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan refuse to comment on their approval of a plan announced by Tory Lord Kerslake, and put together by Savills Estate agents and a variety of private business interests (with ‘input’ from housing charities, mind you), to “Solve London’s housing problem” by building 350,000 new homes in the capital. 1,412 more words

Capitalism

Decent homes for all!

On Sunday thousands massed in the capital to protest the housing bill which threatens secure tenancies and council homes for tens of thousands. Not only will current and future council house tenants be at high risk of becoming homeless or impoverished due to the bill, but thanks to the selling-off of social housing stock with no provision to replace them, it will drive rents and house prices up further for those already struggling to provide a home for themselves and their families. 1,335 more words

Britain

Congratulations to Paul and Sue Rutherford on Successful Appeal against Bedroom Tax

Mike over at Vox Political has offered his congratulations to one of his readers, Paul Rutherford. Mr Rutherford and his wife, Sue, are the grandparents of a disabled lad, who needs special overnight care in an adapted room. 98 more words

Politics

Drifting

I love to encounter new places. This can involve doing something as simple as taking a turning down a street that I’ve never walked along before, instead of following the more obvious route. 1,976 more words

Grandad and the Grandfather Clock

My paternal grandparents lived at Church Hill in Royston, Yorkshire.

Here they are with my mum in about 1950.

My grandma died in 1952 ( 603 more words

Memories

Council House wins WA's only national architecture award

ISABELLA DI TORO, JESICA MCKENZIE & TABITHA WONG

Council House which in 1990 dodged a date with the wrecking ball is the only Western Australian building to receive a national architecture award for 2015. 418 more words

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