Cheesecake Love…

Ok, an admittance, sometimes our little household has Double Pudding Night. Yes you read that correctly, no main course, nothing that has any degree of conventional nutritionally heath giving properties at all. Contrary to more mainstream schools of thought, I firmly believe that the kind of food that feeds the soul and makes us all … Continue reading

Independent Businesses Matter

Independent Businesses Matter

It’s almost Black Friday… the start of a key purchasing weekend for many. This year the discounts get greater and the time-frames longer, Amazon will appear onĀ  almost all of the credit card statements printed next month. We are realistic though, their business model is amazing and they are focused in a way that even … Continue reading

Guaranteed Smiles…

Guaranteed Smiles…

This season is all about smiles and giving back, taking time to pause awhile in a busy whirling world. Fun, laughter, sharing, giving of yourself not just gifting physical presents, but spending time with those you care about, and doing a little more for others, than life sometimes allows you to during the rest of … Continue reading

Gorgeous Greetings Cards… British Of Course

Gorgeous Greetings Cards… British Of Course

New product discovery remains the favourite part of my role, and sometimes just the right product simply appears at the right time. In greeting cards terms the market is pretty full… frenetically so in truth, and its tricky to find something a little more unique to sit alongside our mainstream bestselling ranges. Two weeks since, … Continue reading

October Memories

October Memories

Filled with adventures and much laughter, blended with a lot of work; October was a month of contrasts, unexpected moments and unseasonally amazing weather… plus rather a lot of foraging, cooking, preserving and baking… happy times with family and friends. Our month looked like this…  

Dinos Rock… in friendship terms

Dinos Rock… in friendship terms

Three years ago my 8 year old and I were discussing a most important matter… Triceratops or Diplodocus for the top dinosaur award? … I suggested perhaps we considered the Tyrannosaurus Rex… “no one wants to be friends with one of those Mummy” The moral of this story? Parenting is rarely what you image it … Continue reading

Gorgeous Gifts For The Girls

Gorgeous Gifts For The Girls

We love quirky style… Designer brands are not generally our “cup of tea” but an altogether more thoughtful and eclectic spins can create impossible to imitate outfits and that definitely appeals. This season… Expect slouchy suede bags with just the merest hint of sparkle to add interest and eye catching detail. Gorgeous easy to wear … Continue reading

Time away to think and source…

Time away to think and source…

SourcingĀ beautiful and quirky products for this business remains such an absolute pleasure, and to have it as part of my job… I am blessed indeed Late last month, I was busy viewing many new ranges from both existing, and excitingly, several more new supplier,s and I have taken much time away from day to day … Continue reading