Monthly Archives: March 2013

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    Chance to win an Easter treat

    Posted on March 28, 2013 by in General

    Make Easter extra special (and I am deliberately avoiding any potential egg-related pun here!) with a chance to win a pretty pendant, worth £55, in this competition from delightful homeowner Penny Jackson. For more details, check out Penny’s website by clicking here. Wishing everyone good luck and hoping you all have a wonderful Easter.  

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  • Ideal Home Show visit

    Posted on March 28, 2013 by in General

    Back in the office after an interesting visit to the Ideal Home Show. Very impressive entrance when you alight from the tube station at Earls Court, as you can see from the shot above, taken by photographer colleague Richard Gadsby. The show is now in its 105th year and, judging by the number of people […]

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  • Beachside home with inspirational views

    Posted on March 26, 2013 by in General

    Posting this as a reminder of those days when the UK experienced the odd glimmer of sunshine and even…blue sky! I stumbled upon this ‘hidden’ bathroom while interviewing Martyn Colebrook for a Coast feature about his wonderful laid-back eco home in Selsey, West Sussex. A ‘secret’ panel on the bookshelves accesses this fabulous glazed room. […]

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  • Coastal fix for the weekend

    Posted on March 22, 2013 by in General

    Weekend on the way and all sorts of weather, from snow to torrential downpours, hitting the UK. If you’re feeling deprived of sunshine and, like me, can hardly remember the last time you felt warm sand between your toes, here’s an idea for a quick seaside fix, courtesy of 25 Beautiful Homes. On pages 148 […]

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  • Stepping out from the world of interiors

    Posted on March 21, 2013 by in General

    Total departure from writing about beautiful homes yesterday – all in the name of a certain 12-year-old son’s birthday party. Enchanting interiors were momentarily replaced by the sights and sounds of go-karts whizzing at full tilt around a track, the smell of burning rubber and petrol fumes. Mind you, it was great fun and a […]

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  • Anton & K stars in Country Homes & Interiors

    Posted on March 18, 2013 by in General

      Happy Monday. Hope you enjoyed the weekend. I’d a hectic one but managed to grab a couple of minutes to flick through the paper and a few interiors magazines yesterday where I came across my article about Karen and Antony Cull’s chocolate-box thatched cottage, located in the heart of the Cotswolds. The friendly pair, […]

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  • Visiting artist Lynne Waylen’s vibrant home

    Posted on March 15, 2013 by in General

    Thoroughly enjoyed visiting vivacious artist Lynne Waylen’s colourful home near Chichester this week. Luckily, Lynne lives a stone’s throw from me, so, even though Sussex was hit by snow (yet again!), I managed to arrive just in time for a slice of delicious carrot cake and coffee served in these gorgeous cups that were made […]

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  • Fancy living in a fabulous coastal home?

    Posted on March 14, 2013 by in General

    Imagine waking up to this spectacular sea view every day! Well, the good news is, you can. This wonderful four-bedroom property in St Ouen’s, Jersey, is now on the market and creating quite a stir, thanks to its idyllic coastal location and impressive New England-style interior. I came across this fabulous granite terraced home while […]

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    Talented makers launch Red Nose auction

    Posted on March 12, 2013 by in General

    Just in case you hadn’t heard, Red Nose Day 2013 is this Friday, March 15th. To help Comic Relief, some of the UK’s leading small creative businesses are taking action and have joined forces to raise money for this fabulous cause. These talented and generous makers have donated an amazing collection of more than 50 […]

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  • Sunny shoot with a vintage tea party

    Posted on March 6, 2013 by in General

    Just back from a fab shoot in the Garden of England featuring…sunshine! Lovely, bubbly homeowner with plenty of good tales to tell about her 1930s house in Kent. This three-bedroom property has been lovingly renovated and extended and now looks super. It was a wonderful day that culminated in a swift impromptu vintage tea party […]

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