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…

Ending the weekend on a Cocktail high.

Great weekends are made up of furniture buying exploration in our beautiful home county, discovering new beaches, eating good food and rounding it all off with cocktails in the garden. 》A disclaimer here, there was also much arguing too, the girls have been in quite a funk the last few days and my patience wore…

Farewell to the holidays.

Today we went on an adventure to Looe Island, a promise I made Nancy last November. As we pulled our coats tightly around us, breathing in the fresh chilly air, then seeking out Hot Chocolate to warm our frozen fingers, we made a pact that we would have a Moomin style adventure come the warmth…

Garden makeover, Phase One.

I’ve shared various snippets of our garden transformations over the last several months, but until now haven’t managed to get it all down in one place. I’ve been waiting to take ‘the right shot’, for the weather to be just right, but in doing so time has gone by and some of the beautiful plants…

Beautiful blue.

I thought I’d share some of my snaps from today, because it was kinda a bit beautiful. After delivering my turquoise chair to it’s new owner we had planned to head to Treyarnon which was close by, but road works scuppered that plan, so we headed to Crantock instead, tough life isn’t it! I’m pretending…

Visit Cornwall. A guide, according to my Instagram.

Recently one of my followers asked me for some suggestions of nice places in Cornwall to visit whilst on their holiday, this is something I get asked quite often, so I thought I’d write about it here. My mind started to whirl with all the wonderful places in my home county and I wondered how…

Sunday garden thoughts…

As the weather improves, slowly, day by day, my thoughts again turn more and more towards the garden. Stu and I have had many ‘conversations’ (read arguments!) in the last 5 months or so about what we want for the garden, we haven’t seen eye to eye on many points, but I feel we have…

Hello lovely people…

Oh look, it’s been a while, again! We’ve been busy being ill, multiple ailments one after other and then there was half term, which I was dreading as I’ve been so exhausted, but we slowed everything down, made very few plans and actually it was just what we all needed. We stayed home a lot,…

Creating Christmas traditions.

One of the wonderful things about having children is how Christmas is reborn for you in your parent capacity. The responsibility for creating the festive magic has passed to you and a good dose of that can’t help but rub off onto you too. Last weekend we went to Trerice, an Elizabethan house so full of…

Trees and frolics.

Today we bought our tree, a little earlier than usual, but Stu’s shift pattern coming up won’t allow much tree perousing so we decided to get it sorted today, whilst enjoying the beautiful sunshine, then take our time to decorate over the coming week. I have such fond memories of my Dad and I setting…

Dinosaurs, cake and crying.

Children are such oddities aren’t they, you provide them with the means to have a  totally fab day, all the things they love, but they sabotage it with their peculiar ways. Today is Eula’s 3rd birthday, i’m sure if you asked her she will tell you she’s had a great day, I will look back…

Dotcom Gift Shop parcel of treats.

It’s always lovely to get a knock on the door and be handed a big parcel of wonderful treats, lately the only things that seem to arrive at our house are wooden floor samples and bills, but today is an exception. The lovely people at Dotcom Gift Shop have sent the girls some wonderful Summer…