We traditionally fill it in with a sampling of Easter food: eggs, bread, lamb, salt and pepper. After having it blessed in the church on Saturday, we share the food with the family on the Sunday breakfast. As long as I love and cherish this tradition, I'm not worried about losing my roots.
Is the offer of an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet just not impressing you anymore? These unique properties offer something extraordinary, from infinity pools suspended above the jungle, to a floating suite in the ocean, and a bed 155m deep in a silver mine.
Once a month, do a spring clean on a room, so that those dustballs hiding away in the corners can be uncovered and dealt with.
Any good designer will tell you the trick to a cohesive scheme is finding your fabulous inspiration, wherever that comes from, then planning it into your design, layout, decisions and purchases.
When I gleefully packed my bags and flew the nest at the age of 18, I thoroughly intended never to darken my parents' doors as a resident again... But when my partner and I suddenly found ourselves needing to move to yet another rented property we decided that our only chance of ever affording a real house was to take up his parents' offer of living with them for a few months while we saved for a deposit.
I want to introduce colour and fun to brighten up a bit of a dull space and am very much looking forward to surprising the couple who live there with some unexpected items and do it all on an affordable & realistic budget. It's going to be done in five easy steps so watch this space!
I have always loved home interiors. Ever since I had my first home, I've been making moodboards, collecting cuttings from magazines and hunting down my favourite trends of the season. Creating Love Chic Living was an amazing way to collate all those ideas into one resource, showcasing my love of interior design and finding others who love it too.
My mother who has a diploma in Interior Design is my constant source of inspiration and her success has given me a real passion for property and interiors. In the past few years I have had the opportunity to start my own journey into property and, after the success of our first renovation, my partner and I have moved onto our second property.
One of the biggest challenges (but most rewarding) we faced when doing our home was the galway kitchen, as we now own a Victorian home as we had to create a bright, open area with limited space and budget. Therefore, my three top tips for lighting a room (especially a small space!) would be...
On arrival at Kensal Green overground my much younger girlfriend (MYG) texts me a weblink to a pseudo-enlightening Telegraph piece. According to the article, Chamberlayne Road is now the "Hippest Street in Europe". Just what is it about this neighbourhood that attracts A-listers such as Jade Jagger and Daniel Craig to live there?
Things aren't always what they seem. Take this article for instance: despite what it may suggest, all of these buildings are real. They have a real foundation and real bricks and mortar binding them together. In form, they are as real as it gets. In function, however, they are outright fakes.