Talk about cosying up for autumn. This amazing house in De Beauvoir Town, London, has been completely decked out in wool by The Campaign for Wool. Everything is made from wool, from the interiors to the fashion. I got a sneak preview earlier this week – the colours are bold, the design is vibrant and striking (this wooly world was designed and curated by uber interiors stylist Karina Garrick), and the best news is that the Wool BnB is open right now to celebrate Wool Week 2016, with a whole host of wooly events and activities bookable via EventBrite, from craft… View Post

Yes, I know, I know – this sounds like it’s going to be rude, but there’s nothing x-rated here, I promise. This post is about the principle of ‘touch it once’, much celebrated as a way to improve productivity and time management. It’s the idea that when you pick up a piece of paperwork, you deal with it there and then, instead of adding it to a pile that grows into a mountain and ultimately swallows loads more of your time to sort through. However, I want to talk about applying the ‘touch it once’ rule to housekeeping, rather than… View Post

There’s nothing like leaving things until the last minute, and I’m absolutely squeaking in under the wire on the last day of the month with my post for July’s Styling the Seasons. One of these days I’ll post on the first of the month (unlikely). : Styling the Seasons, by Apartment Apothecary and Lotts and Lots : “Reflect the change of seasons and show those changes in your own home, by styling any surface (shelf, dining table, mantelpiece) with something you like to reflect the new month and what it means to you” When we finally made it to the… View Post

This year, one of my resolutions is simple: stop forgetting birthdays. Since the twins were born, I have pretty much failed to send a single birthday card on time, and mostly I forget to send a card altogether. And as many of you will know, having children can already make you feel isolated from a lot of your friends, and I don’t think forgetting everyone’s birthdays helps matters much. This week I worked out that I had already missed eight friends’ birthdays. And my mother-in-law’s. Urgent action was required. I have everyone’s birthdays written in a birthday book, but that… View Post