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Good Friday

No apologies for another scene of cosy domesticity. This after all is what so many interiors are about, home is a reflection of us, it tells our story. Mine is a wish for a safe, comfortable nest that delights the … Continue reading

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Notes From a Swedish Kitchen

As well as the bigger picture my work is about the detail which includes entertaining all the senses. I’m always on the look out for inspiration to help me engage the senses. Cooking is one way so I was delighted … Continue reading

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Time For Some Seed Propagating

You should have heard me winge over the last few days, I want to start some veg seeds but don’t want a litter of unattractive plastic propagators cluttering the kitchen table, a typical interior designers dilemma! A bit of Blue … Continue reading

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Sour Dough Toast

Just getting to grips with the sour dough bread so lots of practising going on. I’m liking the rich and intense flavour of these thin toasty slices. I’ve been playing about to find the best way to cut thin slices. The bread … Continue reading

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Thank You

I have loved being given presents over Christmas, now time to say thank you. I am drawn to these doilies, I dont see them as lace, far more as an extravagant silhouette. You can make a great little card with … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Porn Star

Ok this is some cheese porn for all of you who want to indulge in a cheese fest but aren’t allowed to this Christmas. The ‘illegal’ soft cheese was scoffed too quickly to be digitally immmortalised, here are two beauties I … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree

In the end after all my protestations I secumbed to a fir tree for Christmas. Oh yes, the kids decorated it with their favourite  novelty decorations. Some are family heirlooms others I have gathered along the way, they all tell … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree

I am seriously wondering if I shall buy a Christmas tree this year? I started considering alternatives to the usual fir tree. Once you get to thinking there are lots of exciting possibilities.

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Make do and Mend

For several years my glorious down jacket has been patched with gaffer tape, after the object of desire was snagged and torn on a barbed wire fence. Because of the relative slightness of the problem, the jackets’ luxurious warmth and … Continue reading

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Getting in the Flow

For a couple of months I’ve been keeping a secret, there’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time, now feels the right time to tell you about my self indulgent treat, I’ve taken up embroidery. Like a … Continue reading

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