• Secrets of the Giant’s Causeway

    Posted on July 29, 2012 by in General

    Watching the children singing their hearts out at the astonishing Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland was particularly poignant for me during Friday night’s spectacular opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. Seeing this magical natural phenomenon in all its glory reminded me, not just of many happy hours spent playing on the basalt columns as a […]

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  • Gearing up for the Dorset Olympic 2012 experience

    Posted on July 25, 2012 by in General

    Just back from an amazing couple of days in Dorset soaking up the heady atmosphere as Weymouth & Portland prepare to host the 2012 Olympics. The excitement in the air is tangible and there’s a real feel-good factor, with the added bonus of glistening blue seas, bright sunshine and spectacular coastline. I had a fab […]

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    Olympic links with The Boat Project

    Posted on July 16, 2012 by in General

    Ahhh! Just had a totally unexpected second or two of fame having been mistaken for part of the Olympic Torch cavalcade! After cycling to see the torch passing through Chichester, my husband and I (wearing full-on fluorescent jackets) started pedalling behind the procession heading towards nearby Oaklands Park, only to find the crowd starting to cheer […]

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  • Emsworth waterside cottage

    Posted on July 11, 2012 by in General

    Great to see Chris and Lorraine Clode’s elegant home starring in the current issue of Country Homes & Interiors (August 2012). The Clodes are a super fun-loving couple and have worked hard to create this idyllic cottage situated in Emsworth, Hampshire, right on the edge of Chichester Harbour. It was a pleasure to write about […]

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  • Check out Lordington Lavender Open Days

    Posted on July 5, 2012 by in General

    Whether you are two or 102, if you love nature or just fancy switching off and unwinding for a while, I’d thoroughly recommend visiting Lordington Lavender on the outskirts of Chichester. Lordington Lavender is running a series of open days from now until Sunday, July 8 between 10am and 4pm. It’s the ideal opportunity to […]

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  • Ferryman features in Coast

    Posted on July 2, 2012 by in General

    I reckon ferryman Andy Larsen has to be one of the hardest-working blokes in Chichester Harbour. The genial Andy runs a busy ferry service stretching along the Itchenor reach to the Bosham channel from April to the end of October and he’s there come rain, hail or shine. Andy’s passengers range from commuters to walkers […]

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  • B & B ideal for Goodwood events

    Posted on June 29, 2012 by in General

    Wow! Hearing that amazing roar as The Red Arrows hurtle past my office window as Goodwood’s Festival of Speed gets into full swing has just reminded me of a feature I wrote a couple of years ago for Build It magazine. At the time, self-builder Jeff Dobbie had just finished an amazing project. This involved […]

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  • Innovative 1970s home transformation

    Posted on June 25, 2012 by in General

    Antonia Ogden-Meade never imagined she’d end up buying the house next door!  However, when a For Sale sign went up on this 1970s property, the plucky house-hunter and her husband Mark took the plunge and transformed it into a contemporary family home. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Antonia (and her friends!) in this impressive house in […]

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  • Inspirational home feature

    Posted on June 18, 2012 by in General

    Very pleased with the coverage given to creative interior designer Amanda Neilson in this month’s (July) edition of 25 Beautiful Homes. Apart from making a fabulous job of her own truly inspirational home, London-based Amanda has been commissioned by top celebrities in the UK and, it’s easy to understand why she’s in demand. It was […]

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  • Homes & Gardens coverage

    Posted on June 11, 2012 by in General

    I’m delighted that Homes & Gardens editor Deborah Barker is flagging up one of my features in the welcome panel of the current (July) issue. The four-page feature explains how Gloucestershire-based Andrew Davidson became a wood engraver and what inspires this talented yet modest man’s wonderful work. During his career, Andrew has established an enviable […]

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