Beautiful Things by Gemma


Lovely Gemma blogs at HelloitsGemma and I think of her as funny, feisty and a proud individual. She is also sensitive and hugely compassionate. I do like Gemma very much, I knew her beautiful things would be interesting. She is a bit of a travel abouter and a rather wonderful writer so do pop and [...]

The Best Ways to Save Money when Selling your House

Houses made of money

Selling your house can be a stressful and more significantly costly time; you may find yourself bogged down with worry and indecision regarding what to do and how to sell your house, all the while potential buyers are choosing another home over yours. There are things you can do to alleviate these burdens though and [...]

Frankie’s Spectacular Tomato and Chilli Spaghetti Sauce


I  love that my 10 year old son knows how to name his recipes with confidence! My bountiful garden has given us chillis and tomatoes and they seem to have all gone ping and ripened at once. Early one Saturday morning as we gathered them in Frankie decided he wanted too cook up some lunch [...]

Why You Should Get a Will Today


The subject of death is a hard pill to swallow; there is nothing more daunting than confronting your own eventual end. Unfortunately for us all, however, people come and people go – it happens to 100% of human beings who temporarily call Earth home. It is likely, then, that it is this very-human phobia of [...]

Get Involved with The Big Draw

Big Draw

  The Big Draw is a  programme of hundreds of events that connect people with museums, outdoors spaces, artists, designers and each other this autumn across the UK and in 20 other countries. The Big Draw runs from 1 October to 2 November. I think Art is so important to children’s development it encourages visual [...]

First Home: Money Saving Ideas


Buying your first home is an exciting time and certainly a milestone to be proud of. But as the costs pile up, this life changing experience could become a frighteningly expensive venture. For first time buyers who are shopping on a shoe string, there are many ways you can decorate your home without breaking the [...]

The worlds smallest park

smallest park

Storytelling and gardening are probably two of my most favourite things I have always been a fan of Edward Lear and love tales that are rather silly. This is one I adore. Over in Portland in the US is the Guinness world record holding ‘worlds smallest park.’ The story starts 1946, when journalist Dick Fagan [...]

How to make your living space flow from indoor to outdoor

yellow flowers

I really like homes to look like the outside and the inside belong together. Do you know what I mean? For example if I was to into a cosy looking cottage I would want it to feel cosy and cottagey.I would expect sweet little nooks and crannies, low beams, old stone fireplaces and maybe even [...]

Saving tips for each season of the year

As the year unfolds and the seasons change, there is a range of things that you can do to reduce energy costs and live more sustainably. Across the whole year: Of course, there are ways to save energy and money all year round. Many people are now reaping the rewards that come from having solar [...]

Beautiful Things by Emma Vanstone


Emma Vanstone is a very popular and successful  blogger at Mummy…Mummy..MUM!! about all things parenting and Her other wonderful award winning blog Science Sparks is her creative outlet for science fun with children. Emma is a gentle, kind and unassuming lady with a passion for educating kids and encouraging them to see the wonders of [...]

My Beautiful Things by Lucy AitkenRead


Ah Lucy. Lucy is the most wonderful writer, a staunch feminist and peace activist, a very funny lady and a warm and wise mother. She has inspired me, made me laugh and made me think. She is a lady who lives her dreams and her values. I am glad I know her. Lucy has blogged [...]

How to Create a Beautiful and Productive Home Study

Whether you’re using your study to bring work home from the office or for personal projects, it brings with it an opportunity to design and create a beautiful environment perfectly suited to channelling your creative output. Light and Airy Eschew clinical office designs and create a personal space full of energy and inspiration. Make the [...]

It’s time to get healthy


I have been quite unexpectedly unwell this year and as a result have really piled on the pounds. Not just a few..quite a lot and it’s not making me feel good. Being ill was a bit of a shock as I have always been so full of energy and life and being restricted to a [...]

Kokosonto: Bespoke textile prints for home furnishings


I love to support and showcase new ventures and Kokosonto is really exciting.   They sell a range of beautiful fabrics and home accessories. Abiola, a textile design graduate  launched Kokosonto in 2011.  She works from original, hand-drawn sketches and the finest quality digitally printed fabric. She takes her inspiration from the shapes and shades [...]

Design inspiration for your home

design inspiration for your home

I’m sure you all know by now that I love interior design and  find inspiration everywhere. I love to find new resources that lead to new ideas If you are looking to find some inspiration redesigning you home then the folks over at Best Heating have come up with just the guide for you. Best [...]