Getting creative at Art in Action

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This weekend I spent a brilliant two days exploring Art in Action, an annual festival of art and crafts in the grounds of Waterperry House near Oxford. Artists were there demonstrating everything from oil painting and printmaking to pottery and metalwork – plus we signed up for a couple of practical classes to try our… 

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The seven ingredients of a perfect guest bedroom

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{via Danse de Lune} I think that the day I’m able to afford a home with the luxury of a guest bedroom is the day I’ll properly feel like a grown-up. That, and a downstairs loo. Anyway, I was browsing my beautiful bedrooms Pinterest board recently and realised how many of the photos I’d given… 

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Trying my hand at pottery at West Dean College

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I love ceramics and always enjoy having a go at new crafts, so when my friend Amy suggested we try our hand at pottery, I agreed straight away. We decided to make a weekend of it and signed up for the throwing pots taster day at the beautiful West Dean College near Chichester. After a… 

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Hastings: 28 years later

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I was born in Hastings but my family moved to the Westcountry when I was a toddler so I don’t remember much except the inside of our house and mixing paint at playgroup. 28 years later and living in London, I decided it was time I took a trip down memory lane. I’ve heard so… 

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Weekend in Rye

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Bright and early on Saturday morning I hopped on the train to meet my friend Little Miss Married for a weekend in Rye, East Sussex. After checking into our super friendly B&B and a bite of lunch eaten on willow pattern china we were ready to get stuck into the weekend’s main activity… junk hunting!… 

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Tips for a weekend in Rye?

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My apologies for highjacking this post for my own benefit, but I’m visiting Rye in Sussex this weekend. I’ve wanted to go for ages so I’m really looking forward to it. If you’ve been, can you offer any tips for places to visit, shop or eat? {happy_day99uk via Flickr} {Vito’San via Flickr} Thank you in… 

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Weekend in the Cotswolds

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Wet and windy weather made me a bad blogger as far as photos of my Cotswolds weekend are concerned (sorry!) but I had a lovely time regardless. We indulged in some fantasy house shopping (one of my favourite pastimes), visited eye-wateringly pretty villages, tested out the pubs in said villages and ate cake every day…. 

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