House renovations

I hope lockdown is treating you well. I love watching TV programmes like Your Home Made Perfect and Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List it. We’re definitely in our forever home as it has plenty of space and is in the perfect location (close to my parents and sister etc.) but we haven’t done much to the house since our big move in 9 years ago.

The house was a wreck when we bought it and it took six months to make it liveable – with a very tiny budget. Back then, the flooring we chose was the cheapest laminate we could find and although it looked good then it doesn’t any more. My kids have played lots of games of swimming pool parties with their barbies and dolls over the last few months which has meant that there has been lots of spilt water on the flooring so I do need to think about replacing the downstairs flooring sooner rather than later.

I’ve been doing my research and Luvanto luxury vinyl flooring looks fantastic and is 100% waterproof so would it ideal in my kitchen and hall. I’m hoping to knock through from my kitchen to my living room to make one big open plan space so it have it running through out would make it seem even bigger. It seems so super easy to install and can be walked on straight away – I definitely need it to as having 3 kids and pets in the house, it’s always busy and hectic.

There are so many different colour and style options when it comes to Luvanto but at the min the grey sparkle Luvanto flooring is my favourite. It would look so nice with pale grey walls (or white walls). It’s anti-slip too, perfect for toddlers unsteady on their feet!


Can’t wait for TV show ‘Banished’

To celebrate David being in Banished this time next week (and to thank those people who read my blog yesterday) I thought I’d share a couple of facts that you might not know about him :-) (I’m sure he won’t mind) 1. He took part in the TV show Finders Keepers when he was at school with his friend Laura and won. This was so exciting at the time (I’m two years younger than David and I still remember going to his house a day or two before it was filmed and wondering whether he would win or not). Sadly I don’t have any pics of him with Neil Buchanan – this is just a random pic. I’ll have to ask our Nan… 2. When we were in primary school we would play Batman and Robin together in our Nan’s garden. David was Batman, his younger brother James was Robin and I was a girl that needed to rescuing, alongside my sister Liz.

So proud of my cousin David Dawson

My cousin David is in a new BBC TV series called Banished which starts on BBC 2 on Thursday 5th March at 9pm. I am so proud of him. He is such a brilliant actor and a lovely guy too. You might recognise him from Ripper Street, Luther or Road to Coronation Street. I really hope that I get the opportunity to write his biography one day.

He has played all sorts of different characters over the years…

(Photos: BBC/ITV)


I can’t believe I’ve been an author for nearly five years and this is the first time I’m blogging… so sorry for the delay! Feel free to email me ( or tweet me (SarahOliverAtoZ). I’m here to answer any questions you might have about how I became an author, what it was like meeting Robert Pattinson, what my favourite Miley song is…

I apologise in advance if I ramble on in my posts, I tend to do that a lot!

Anyway, hope you enjoy my blog,

lots of love