I love learning a new craft or skill, particularly if it means being able to make something pretty for our home. So, in honour of National Tile Week, and with a little help from British Ceramic Tile, I recently set about transforming a very simple IKEA BEKVÄM step stool in to a pretty perfect plant stand.Read More
After a 6am conversation something along the lines of,
'Who will look after us when you're dead? Because that could happen quite soon. Now that you're old,'
Paul and I looked at each other and in our cheeriest voices said (well, as cheery as you can be when you've been woken up to the news of your impending demise),
'Everyone up, let's head out for the day'.
I pop to London every now again for work and while I love hurtling through the countryside on the train and having a couple of hours of peace and quiet to tap away at my laptop or read a magazine, train stations are not my favourite place to hang out, especially if there's a delay. However, when I was at Euston back in January, I spotted the bright lights of Dutch lifestyle retailer, HEMA, and was so enthralled by their cute, affordable products (SO affordable!) that I almost missed my train. Think gorgeous bits for the home, swoon worthy stationery, cool clothes and crafts for kids ... it's almost like a mini department store! Believe me, you might pop in not planning to buy anything but the brilliant designs will soon have you reaching for a basket or two to fill.Read More