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…

Master Bedroom Makeover.

Our house was shot for a feature in House Beautiful Magazine last month and this was the catalyst needed to push on and get multiple projects finally done, in time for the photographer’s arrival. Our bedroom had a mini makeover 2 years ago, on a budget of about £5 and that was fine, for then….

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…

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…

The first Creative Lunch.

Last week’s first Instagram Creative Workshop was so much fun and I can’t wait for the my next group on Tuesday. I thought I’d share some quick snaps I took, to give you a small insight into the session. I’ve also included a ground floor video House Tour, as the house was so tidy the…

Tipping the balance.

Being self employed is a funny one, in theory it sounds great doesn’t it, the freedom to define your own working terms, be your own boss, flexible working hours, you choose where, who, why. Following your own creativity, fitting around the daily flow of family life, just perfect. For me it has happened by accident,…

Instagram Creative Lunch Workshops.

Instagram Creative Lunch Workshops – Inspire • Learn • Eat • Connect • Enjoy Workshops held at my house, in St Austell, Cornwall. Would you like to – • Connect with other small businesses in the area and learn how to make Instagram really work for you? • Find out the tricks to creating interesting,…

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…

Botelet Breakfast Club (and unofficial Appreciation Society).

Yesterday morning Nancy and myself started the new week in just about the best way possible, the way all weeks should start… Botelet Breakfast Club. Take two of my favourite Bs, Breakfast and Botelet, combine them with sunshine and good company and that’s a pretty special Monday morning. A once weekly pop-up breakfast cafe… take…