My name is Sophie and I started this blog as a way of documenting changes we made to the old house and garden. This quickly evolved and I have fallen in love with blogging! I am a teacher who works varying hours so some weeks I blog most days but there are weeks when I don’t blog at all.

We bought the old house and moved in on 1st February 2016 and it’s become more than just a house. It’s our dream home (well it will be with a bit of tlc!) It needs care and love which I hope our family can provide. We hope to make it our home forever so there’s no rush. We’ve started with the garden so there are lots of garden related blog posts here! We are learning as the garden evolves; it’s all trial and error.


The old house July 2017

The old house is in Wiltshire in the UK and I live here with my husband, 2 teenagers, 1 bonkers dog and 2 old cats.
I love wildlife, gardening, teaching, eating out, reading, writing, travelling, cake (who doesn’t!) and growing my own veg……



I tend to blog about the old house, it’s garden, education advice and parenting dilemmas. It’s a varied mix so the blog is not a parenting or gardening blog, it’s an eclectic mix which I hope you enjoy reading.
I’m love to interact with other bloggers so do comment and we can chat about our roses or our children over a cuppa.


Come in for a cuppa!