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a labour of love

She practiced alternative medicine; he was a doctor. But despite his conventional facade it was he — and decidedly not she — who dreamed of living in a circular house. 163 more words

Round House

Christmas decorations...for Tiny...love Teeto x

Christmas decorations…

Today is the last day & we always leave it to the last minute…yep, I’m packing away the Christmas decs!  It’s the worst job to think about but actually once I get started & get Uncle Neil out of the house, I get into the zone & become an organising wizard :) 221 more words


Philip Webb Award winner

A carefully considered and visually stunning scheme by Holly Spilsbury, a Manchester School of Architecture Masters student, has won the 2015 Philip Webb Award. This year the SPAB marked the centenary of the death of its co-founder, Philip Webb with a number of events and partnerships. 860 more words

Philip Webb

Luxury Ski Chalets

Award-winning international designer Nicky Dobree is well known for designing luxury ski chalets, villas and contemporary residential interiors. In 2003, she converted a 300-year old ski chalet in the Alps, which was featured on Grand Designs Abroad. 118 more words


Grand Designs bingo

Well, it’s a sitting duck, isn’t it. But anyway. I celebrate the return of everybody’s favourite unfavourite.


Post 104: Wow

I am speechless ….well almost. This has been a very special week as the scaffold at the back of the building was completely removed and we had the first proper view of the back of Handel House and the new learning studio, lift shaft and additional loos. 206 more words

Building Works

July 20: A truly grand design

Tonight, I had the pleasure of watching the 100th episode of a television series I’ve enjoyed over many years, Grand Designs.

The host, Kevin McCloud, has a lovely manner and a way with words. 210 more words

Mentally Fit