Eddie Meer & Barter In the Bush

Eddie Meer & Barter in the Bush, written by Tom Campion and illustrated by Olivia Watkins, is an illustrated novel for children that’s just been published by Barker & Barker. The book is the inspiration behind an accompanying range of cushions and posters to create Barker & Barker’s first children’s collection, which features some of Olivia Watkin’s stunning illustrations – from Eddie Meer himself (an entrepreneurial/wheeler-dealer meercat in the Botswana Bush) and his sidekicks Ollie and Denzil, to bush animals such as giraffes and hippos, and the most beautiful lion. It was  the pictures that really caught the attention of…

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#TheEverydaySpruce Read your way to a happier home

#TheEverydaySpruce – a collaborative project between lapinblu & growing spaces – | SIMPLIFY | CLARIFY | BEAUTIFY | Never one to resist a bandwagon, I ordered my copy of the best-selling The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying by Marie Kondo once I’d seen a couple of people mention it on Instagram. I bought Happier At Home by Gretchen Rubin a few months back (about when Sarah-Lou and I started The Everyday Spruce project), after reading her earlier book The Happiness Project a couple of years ago. And then The Year Of Living Danishly by Helen Russell has been recommended to me…

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