• Wouldn’t You Though?

    Now it’s summer (or so they say…) and you’re going to be eating outdoors, you want fab cups to drink from, right?

  • How to Wear Spring Knits

    Hero, over at Muddy Bucks & Oxon, totally loves Needle knitwear, and she’s been chatting to Emma Rutherford, their creative director, about Spring/Summer trends this year. So, while we wait for the sun to come out, here are some ideas for what to wear when it does….

  • Mrs Moore’s lovely things

    Part of the problem (or is it the appeal..?) of being online a lot is that there are always interesting links to follow, things to look at, loveliness to drool over. Noodling around the other day, I came across the utterly fab Mrs Moore’s Vintage Store – and I’m now busy resisting the urge to buy one of everything….

  • Getting crafty at Fabric HQ

    I can’t sew.  I mean, I can tack on a button or a Cub badge if I absolutely have to, but I could no more run up something lovely on a sewing machine (which I don’t have anyway) than I could abseil off the Eiffel Tower. Even knowing that, the lovely Jacqui Pursey and Rae […]

  • Light up your life!

    A lovely new lampshade is such an easy way to make it look like you’ve fancied up your room without resorting to a full-scale…

  • Wouldn’t You Though?

    Don’t you just love a cheeky pheasant? Jane Abbott’s gorgeous china features all sorts of positively adorable creatures…

  • Wouldn’t You Though?

    The most ridiculous but brilliant invention ever, this ‘Gold Digger’ garden hose by is ‘for glamorous people with dirty nails’.

  • LOVING: cool local fashion label Needle

    Have you came across brilliant local fashion label Needle?  Hero, over at Muddy Bucks and Oxon, has and, just in time, managed to squeeze one of its jumpers into her last-minute Christmas shopping guide. But here’s a bigger gander at the goosey, not only because co-founder Emma lives up in these ‘ere parts (so huzzah […]

  • Top 10 Books for adults this Christmas

    If you’re anything like me, you’re probably utterly unprepared for Christmas, so here are some suggestions to help you choose some really great (and last-minute!) literary stocking fillers. Thank you to The Book House for providing its Top 10 Books for Adults for your delectation. Hope it helps!  Ooo, and I’m reading number 10 right […]

  • Top 10 books for 7-12 year olds this Christmas

    You know what, I love these guides (well, someone has to say it!). Just having an expert hand to steer you to the right books for Christmas really helps, and the women in Mostly Books who’ve chosen the Top 10 books for kids 7ish-12ish really know their stuff. If you’re looking for stocking fillers, go […]

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