Category Archives: Senses

Orange

Currently I have a full on tartrazine crush on orange, it could be the way it takes charge and sings out above the surrounding colours, a burst of fizzing energy.  

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Pinks

Sitting at the kitchen table over cup of tea my friend suddenly explodes saying, ‘I hate carnations, the one sitting in that old pot is beautiful, you’ve made me fall in love with them.’ And yes she’s right, though fashions come … Continue reading

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Home

There’s a whole load of thought going on here about what makes home sweet home. Yes it’s about being with the ones you love in a safe place but what else is it about? There’s the way home looks, feels, … Continue reading

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Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre, London

Fulham Palace Road with it’s heavy urban traffic, crawling along in the car, ears protesting from the noise of heavy trucks grinding through the gears, in the summer a hot dusty street, pavement sticky and melting, somewhere I try to … Continue reading

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Penny Lick Ice Cream

When I was a kid, there were some stompy glasses with a very shallow cup which dated from the nineteen century sitting on my grandmothers dining room shelves. She explained they were from the time when ice cream was a frantically exotic treat … Continue reading

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Welcoming Wildlife into the Garden

Yes out in the garden again, I promise interiors porn next week. You see environment has an impact on how we feel, in every aspect of our lives, that’s why as an interior designer I talk beyond interiors. I am … Continue reading

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Secret Garden Club

This years veg planting was about giving my fantasy garden at least a starting chance and actually sewing and growing the seeds I’ve bought over the past couple of years. As well as the seed packets that have tempted me with their pretty pictures, … Continue reading

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British Bloggers in Support of British Flowers

Having fresh flowers in the house is really important for me but recently I noticed more and more that our flowers are coming from abroad. I got to thinking if we are now conscious of the air miles our vegetables make before hitting … Continue reading

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Selina Lake, Homespun Style

Selina Lake, Homespun Style a beautiful book of inspiration to drop in and out of. Not the usual take on interiors. She takes your hand and shows you how to develop your own modern personal style, using crafts, vintage and … Continue reading

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Easter Chicks

Yes I’m still at home loving the domesticity of the Easter break. When I was a kid, there used to be foil wrapped Easter eggs under this hen, hidden by the Easter Bunny, oh the excitement and anticipation. These cakes, … Continue reading

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