• 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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  • Dreamy coastal interiors

    Posted on June 7, 2012 by in General

    If the weather’s looking a little dreary where you are then why not pop the kettle on, switch off for a while and check out Elsebeth Gatacre’s dreamy beachside home feature? This fabulous coastal property, tucked away just off West Wittering beach, recently starred on the front page of Coast magazine. It’s little wonder that […]

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    From The New Forest to West Sussex

    Posted on May 31, 2012 by in General

    Busy day ahead writing about the delights of the New Forest before popping along to an open day being held at interior designer Juliet Pick’s home at Tithe Barn in Church Lane, Oving, West Sussex (pictured below). The event runs from 10am until 7.30pm. See my previous blog post for fuller details.  

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  • Seaside surprises all in a day’s work

    Posted on May 28, 2012 by in General

    Oh I do love to be beside the seaside – particularly when it involves visiting beautiful homes on a glorious day! Popped down to Old Portsmouth today to meet some lovely homeowners and check out their individual and very different interior styles before doing a little sightseeing in the sunshine. No worries about rough seas […]

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