Spring Greens

Spring Greens

Is it too early to be talking about Spring, I wonder? The days are certainly drawing out, and as I sit in my office, overlooking the churchyard, the afternoon light is definitely changing. The exceptionally…

Pink Accents

Pink Accents

I discovered this photograph in a Joules mailing that I had received recently and note that it is also featured on their website. I was particularly struck by the combination of colours, in particular the…

Too Busy To Blog…

Too Busy To Blog…

The last few weeks have been pretty manic as I try to prepare the house and garden for the summer and I found that I have been almost too busy to blog!  After four years…

I Plumped for Plummett

I Plumped for Plummett

Anyone who read my last blog would know that I was being very indecisive with regards to choosing a paint colour to revamp my garden furniture. I had shortlisted three and eventually I plumped for…

Throw open the windows

Throw open the windows

Wow! What a fabulously sunny morning. For the first time this year we have thrown open the windows to let the house breathe in the early Spring  sunshine. I find it’s an amazing feeling when you can open…

The Bedroom Edit

The Bedroom Edit

There’s nothing I like more at the end of a busy weekend than to tuckle up in bed. (Ah, “tuckle” – that’s a word I made up which means “tuck-in and cuddle up”!). During this…

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

We were pleasantly surprised on arrival at the Hotel du Vin in Winchester earlier this week. Our room, although not huge, was clean, well designed and extremely comfortable, and had the benefit of a large ensuite…

Dressing Up

Dressing Up

When I first saw this gorgeous centre spread in Emma Bridgewater’s Christmas (2013) catalogue I wanted to buy everything and display it on my own lovely old oak dresser.  Not only that but my next…

Is Blue the New Black?

Is Blue the New Black?

I received an email this week from one of the High Street’s leading brands advising me that “blue is the new black”. This was slightly misleading as the goods they were promoting came in all…