I grew up in a 17th century farmworkers cottage. It had a demolition order on it when my parents bought it and my entire childhood was an introduction to the world of house renovation.

Walls would change colour, or completely disappear, while I was at school.  Ladders were used instead of stairs. We slept in whichever room had the most floorboards and it was perfectly normal to see a cement mixer sitting in the dining room.

My second childhood home was no different and when I left home I vowed to only live in new houses. Two new builds later I was back in a damp, dilapidated cottage and loving it.

I now live in a 1930’s three-bedroom semi with my husband and two teenage sons. Over the past 18 years we’ve completely revamped it and, following two extensions and lots of internal rejigging, it’s now our ideal home. Although, I still have a few ideas…

As you might have guessed, I’m completely hooked on houses, and everything related to them, and love helping home interiors related businesses promote themselves through high quality editorial content. 

I’ve been a freelance writer for the past nine years and am also a member of the Society of Authors and Women in Journalism.  

My work frequently appears online and in print and I would love to help your business share its story. 

Rachael approached us to see whether we had a completed building project suitable for inclusion in a magazine. We were very pleased to have been asked. Rachael provided a very professional and courteous service dealing with us, and with interviewing our clients. She made the whole process very easy and kept us informed throughout.

We were delighted with the finished article, and the publicity we received: we believe this must be partly responsible for the subsequent award we received from another national magazine for the work undertaken to the house featured. We have no hesitation in recommending Rachael.’

Turned & Hoskins Architects