Beautiful accessories for a small kitchen

It has been a year of decluttering so far and my kitchen has probably been the most challenging of areas to attempt to declutter. Oh my goodness, I had such…

Art for every room

I believe that art is a wonderful way to decorate your home, it has such evocative power.  Art can make us think, laugh, dream, reflect and reminisce and it can…

The New Look Sunday Times Magazine Review

The Sunday Times Magazine was launched with a brand new redesign this weekend and I was just delighted to get my hands on a copy. Today (despite being Valentines) has…

Chris Beetles Gallery, London

Chris Beetles Gallery Shortly before Christmas I took my 8 year old daughter on a little trip to London from our home in Nottingham  (her current best pal, Bob the…

Nottingham Comic Con Review

Art comes in many guises and comic art is something I only really discovered through my son and his insatiable love of comics. Last weekend I took my 11 year…

Team Lottery? Boost Your Odds with Syndicates

Almost all of us play the lottery from time to time. After all, it’s fun to dream about winning a jackpot and getting a glass of National Lottery champagne and…

Bespoke and Fun Family Portraits from Flossy and Jim

I am just so happy to introduce you to the rather wonderful artists that are Flossy and Jim. ‘Flossy and Jim’ live in a colourful seaside harbour and you can…

Motivational (blogging) art by Gabriel Böhmer

I do love art and I adore original art and supporting upcoming artists. I have also been lacking motivation recently. Sometimes what you need  and what you love….. shabam! just…

The love sculpture

Sorry its not a great photo but I just had to show it you anyway because I think the sculpture really is  just lovely! This week I was reviewing Eden…

The Nottingham Cook Book

I have lived in Nottingham all my life, my parents and Grandparents were all born in Nottingham too. There is a great deal I love about it. I love Trent…

I Love Recycling Peter Blake

I Love Recycling Peter Blake     For Christmas my husband bought me this limited edition I Love recycling Peter Blake made this lithographic print reproduced onto tin plate. I…

My instagram date photography project

I have 2 new interests this year and both of them make me extremely happy.   The first is pgotography. I bought myself a lovely camera in early summer and…

Nottingham Comic Convention

This weekend we are off to the Nottingham Comic Convention. My son is a MASSIVE Beano fan and loves comics. The convention takes place at Saturday 4th October 2014, Nottingham…

Falling in love with Harry Potter

Falling in love with Harry Potter      

The arrow and the song

The arrow and the song I love this poem by Longfellow. It reminds me that what we do and what we send out there in the world lives on.We can…

Books From My Childhood

One of the biggest pleasures of parenting for me is watching my children grow and learn and enjoy a whole range of new things as they do. I have adored…

Best things to spend your money on in retirement

Do you wonder about what are the best things to spend your money on in retirement Retirement can offer you some of most enriching years you will ever experience. After…

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Book Review

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Book Review I have just read The Ballad of the Sad Cafe the first book in my attempt to read 100 penguin modern classics.…