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18th June 2018

It’s been ages since I last posted, and it’s good to be back. A lot has happened in the last few months months, from shoulder-healing yoga (still a work in progress) to moving and swapping our top floor flat in Edinburgh for ground floor living just outside the city. This has been such a long process, and emotional – even more so than I expected. I’d been in our last flat for 13 years and living in the area for 23 years, so it really was a wrench to go. But hopefully the new place will start to feel like home in time too. Even though I’ve been a city person for most of my life, maybe life will be better without the background buzz that comes with city living. And, yes, there’s a project to do! Watch this space…

And after this break, there’s so much to blog about, so I’m going to dive right in with a house I spotted on Fantastic Frank.

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4th May 2016

Regular readers will know that I tend to rave on about the property agency Fantastic Frank. Well, I’ve now discovered a new Scandi addiction in the incredible properties – and stunning photography and styling – from the Swedish property agent Entrance Mäkleri. You can look at pretty much any property featured on Entrance Mäkleri’s website and want to move in. I know – I’ve just been scanning through trying to decide which one to feature! But this property in Gothenburg caught my eye. Described as a “little townhouse with Brooklyn vibes”, this house is just so – dare I say it – cool, and it’s beautifully styled.

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12th September 2014

Do you ever randomly come across a house online, and even when it isn’t strictly your taste or what you’re looking for – perhaps it’s too contemporary, or perhaps the opposite and too traditional – you can imagine yourself living there in some alternative life? That’s how I felt when I saw this property located in Lidingö, which is an island in the inner Stockholm archipelago, northeast of Stockholm. Continue Reading…



22nd August 2014

So what does 20 million SEK (that’s around £1,750,000) buy you in the heart of Stockholm? Well, it buys you this: a super-styled and high spec two bedroom loft space in Södermalm, located between Maria Square and Mosebacke Square. Continue Reading…



4th July 2014

So it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted an International Fridays feature and it almost didn’t happen again today (deadlines, deadlines…) but I spotted this fantastic holiday home on Fantastic Frank’s site and had to share. I could live by the sea at any time of year – I’ve nothing against chilly winter beach walks – but during the summer months with the longer days and evenings, there really is no place I’d rather be. Continue Reading…



6th June 2014

I’ve written before about the addictive quality of Fantastic Frank’s site and the always interesting and beautifully styled selection of properties they market, and this plywood house located in Skärholmen, a suburb of Stockholm, has to be one of the agency’s more exciting offerings so far this year. Continue Reading…