Monthly Archives: February 2013

  • Inspirational Alison Lapper on Child Of Our Time

    Posted on February 28, 2013 by in General

    I took a trip down memory lane last night while watching the BBC1 series Child of Our Time. For me, the interviews with disabled artist Alison Lapper and her son Parys were particularly poignant. A few years ago, I had the privilege of interviewing Alison at her Sussex-based studio and, I can honestly say, this […]

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  • Award-winning start to the week

    Posted on February 25, 2013 by in General

    Great start to the week. My inbox is bulging with recce shots of lovely homes, room makeovers and, hot on the heels of the Oscars, I’ve just come across a short movie depicting one couple’s fabulous kitchen transformation. The film is great and shows the exact layout of the room. Many thanks to the proud […]

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  • Bathroom makeover in Ideal Home

    Posted on February 15, 2013 by in General

    Thanks to everyone for the lovely feedback about our bathroom makeover, currently featured in the March issue of Ideal Home. The whole experience was great fun. Safe to say, I can now totally empathise with my homeowners. 🙂  

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    Valentine’s Day giveaway from Little Greene

    Posted on February 14, 2013 by in General

    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! To celebrate, The Little Greene Paint Company would love to give you a free gift; a sample pot in one of their most romantic colours. You can choose from ‘Theatre Red’, ‘Angie’, ‘Mischief’, ‘Carmine’, ‘Leather’ or ‘Pink Slip’ to receive absolutely free. The offer is only available today from 10am to […]

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    Choose your Valentine’s Day gift at Cachepot

    Posted on February 13, 2013 by in General

    Forgotten to buy a card or gift (or both!) for Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry…it’s not too late but you’d better hurry. If you happen to live near Derby, why not make your last-minute purchase at Cachepot – an interiors and gift shop in Breaston? Cachepot is run by Jane Eaton, whose lovely house recently starred […]

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    In the mood for love?

    Posted on February 12, 2013 by in General

    Just spotted this on the Bodie and Fou website www.bodieandfou.com and fell for it. If you can’t read what it says, (have to confess that I struggled!) it reads: “Hello Dear,  just needed to tell you I love you”. Realistically, I think it’s a wee bit late to expect delivery in time for Valentine’s Day but, if […]

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    A big Friday feelin’ thank you!

    Posted on February 8, 2013 by in General

    Happy Friday everyone. 🙂 Just been talking to a friend who’s out walking her dog at West Wittering beach, where this glimmering shot was taken, and thinking I might just treat myself to an early finish later today and pop down to those golden sands while the sun is still shining. It’s been another busy […]

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  • Interiors feature promotes Fraser & Parsley’s business

    Posted on February 5, 2013 by in General

    I wish I’d been able to get my hands on some gorgeous Fraser & Parsley thank you notelets yesterday. Unfortunately, I wasn’t that organised so my lovely friends ended up with rather ‘poor relation’ thank you cards instead of some very smart bespoke stationery designed by Josie Parsley and her business partner Rachel Fraser. On […]

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    Simple yet effective idea for your home

    Posted on February 3, 2013 by in General

    Sunshine, snowdrops, socialising with good friends (and laughing until you cry!)…what a great weekend. I think it’s true that the best things in life are free and, when it comes to turning a house into a home, some of the most effective ideas are the simplest. I love the way these old family photographs have […]

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