Maison et Objet 2019 – Inspiration.

I’ve had a whirlwind few days with 24 hours in Paris to attend Maison et Objet, a trade show dedicated to all things lifestyle, decoration and design. It was amazing and exhausting and completely overwhelming, so I’ve been going back through all the photos I took, reabsorbing everything that caught my eye. Obviously I was…

Stocking Fillers for the Girls.

Today was an unexpected day at home, having succumb to a viral thing that’s been stalking me for weeks. Wonderful timing as ever and I’ve had permanent guilt all day that the shop is closed this close to Christmas, absolutely not how I saw this week going. Anyway, I’ve mostly been collapsed on the sofa,…

A Christmas Gift Guide with a Difference.

Giving a gift can be a wonderful experience, that buzz when you know you’ve found just the thing for that particular person, the time taken to wrap it up beautifully, the anticipation of handing it over. However, finding the right gift can also be rather stressful and headache inducing, especially for that person (usually a…

A world away, just for us.

Last weekend we escaped real life and made a beeline to the Penventon Park Hotel, in Redruth. I’d been invited along for a night’s Press Stay, to take a look at the hotel and experience it for ourselves. The timing couldn’t have been better, with life so hectic at the moment (when is it ever…

Big Shop News.

Things have been a little quiet round here I know, almost 4 weeks since I last posted, but life has entered a whole new level of busy and there hasn’t been enough room in my head for intelligible blog banter. In case you haven’t heard, I’m opening a shop in Lostwithiel. This life changing decision…

A leap of faith.

Every so often in life an opportunity pops up and it’s down to you to make the decision as to whether you’ll jump right into it, both feet first, or hold back tentatively, citing timing issues, finances, commitments elsewhere, all very valid reasons. Recently I’ve been racing along, continually working on projects in the house,…

Out and About – Falmouth and Penryn.

I’ve had the loveliest 2 days, spending some quality time with close friends, away from the house, the children, it’s felt like a mini holiday, which can only be a good thing. Today I met up with my lovely friend Kirsty and we headed to Falmouth for a few hours. I took a fair few…

Leisurely lunching and all things nice.

Increasingly I am realising how much healthier my relationship with my husband is when we get out of the house, explore a little and talk about things aside from the kids and how they’re driving us crazy or what’s on the diy to-do list. Stu can’t sit idle for long, if we’re at home he…

Shop, shops, shopping.

Last week I wrote about the little break Stu and I had in Bristol and at the Westbrook Court B&B in Hereford…a much needed, child free few days to invest some time in us, to relax and recuperate. During our travels I got to visit some absolutely wonderful independent shops and cafes, some of which…

Time for me and him.

Last week Stu and I managed to escape for a much needed child free break. Let me just repeat that last bit, CHILD FREE!! To add further emphasis to this detail, you should know the two of us haven’t been away, just us, since before Nancy, our eldest, showed up nearly 7 years ago. Big…

Alice in Scandiland Shop.

A week ago I opened my Instagram shop, a place for me to sell my preloved, vintagey and contemporary bits and bobs, some from the around the house, some that I find when I’m out and about. I thought I’d talk a little more about it here today. I’m a firm believer that you shouldn’t…

Low Ceiling Lighting Ideas.

I’ve recently been on the look out for a living room ceiling light, but my search has been rather dictated by our ceiling heights, or rather the lack of. It would seem the majority of attractive lights these days are aimed at those lucky people who have ceilings that you can’t touch, oh for our…