To follow or not to follow that is the question?

scrabble text picUntil a couple of years ago I had never heard of blogging. Initially when I did it was in magazines or newspaper articles doing the “best of” different types of blogs from fashion to food to world affairs. These always seemed to feature people who (lucky them) somehow make a living out of blogging. I would read them and think “I would love to write like that”. So for a long time I talked about writing a blog. To myself, that is. I read other blogs, and looked into how I might go about setting one up. Continue reading

What makes a house home?

door matI have wanted to write a blog for ages. But what to write about? I am passionate about so many different things. I am a designer. I am a mother. I am a foodie. I am a serial house mover. I am a historian. (to my x factor generation children please note that this list is in no particular order). I am unapologetic in my opinions about anything to do with interiors/style/ food and cannot not comment when out and about about what is (in my opinion) right and wrong. I am aware that people may be nervous about having me visit them. However a home is different. So don’t worry. What makes home home is the people and the, well the stuff that’s in it: the books, the pictures, the furniture, and the collective stories they all tell. The meals that have been eaten there and the memories created by occasions from the mundane to the spectacular. I hope this blog will show how an interest in design can translate to all aspects of life from the planning of a cupboard to a kids birthday party. Continue reading