Ten days of hellos and goodbyes


A lot has happened while I’ve been away from here… … farewell Gingerline commute … farewell day job colleagues … farewell favourite shop … farewell other favourite shop … farewell Southbank skyline … farewell Crystal Palace Park … farewell first home sweet home … farewell lovely belongings … hello ice cold beer … hello four day… 

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#Blognic the movie?!


Ahhh, what a day! The sun shone, the bloggers came, the garden was beautiful and the food was plentiful. I had such a lovely time chatting to friends old and new… thanks to everyone who came and especially my co-organisers Ellie and Lynne. Here’s a few of the beautiful photos taken on the day… {above… 

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See you at #blognic!


The sun is set to shine on Sunday so the location for this year’s Blognic is confirmed as St John’s Lodge Gardens, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park. Map (and last chance to rsvp) here http://blognic2013.eventbrite.co.uk/#. Look for the small iron gate leading to a pergola to the right of St John’s Lodge. Ellie, Lynne and I… 

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Blognic is back…and you’re invited!


I’m so excited to invite you to this year’s design blogger’s picnic organised by Lynne, Ellie and me. If you didn’t come two years ago, Blognic is an informal afternoon of eating, drinking and socialising with like-minded creatives in Regent’s Park. It’s free and everyone with a blog is welcome – just hop over to… 

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Petal power at Hampton Court Palace


I’ve been mentally compiling a bit of a London bucket list and the glorious bank holiday weekend seemed the perfect chance to tick off one of the most beautiful places – Hampton Court Palace. I booked a ticket that included both the Palace and the gardens but as it was such a lovely day I… 

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Decorator’s Notebook and the Mystery of the Marshmallow Tree


So, there I am walking to the station the other day and admiring the blossom outside the church as per usual, when I notice something funny about this one particular tree… Can you see it? Now, this tree is white, but halfway up there’s one branch covered in pink blossom. And not only that, the… 

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Ne’er cast a clout ’til may be out


This was my first Saturday since I finished my mentoring that I’ve actually been able to relax and have some time to myself. I was determined to be as lazy as possible, so I got up decadently late then cooked a scrummy brunch in my pjs. I went for a walk in Crystal Palace Park… 

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