A Year of Learning…

So being a busy-bee student has definitely been a real adventure this academic year... but what a blast and I love every minute of it. Next week I get my final crit from Tutors for my latest project.  I have been charged to design a Pavilion (full on Architecture style, from fixings to weights to … Continue reading A Year of Learning…

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Photography Excursion – Lourdes

Last week I travelled to Lourdes in France with a band of local pilgrims.  I went along as a) it was the sort of thing I would never do and I want to push my boundaries, and b) I was generally just curious to see it. A bit about Lourdes... Lourdes is a small market … Continue reading Photography Excursion – Lourdes

The Influence of the Bright Young Things

I have a huge obsession with early 20th century literature, especially authors like Evelyn Waugh, Somerset Maugham and Nancy Mitford.  They describe an age of elegance, beautiful houses, artistic endeavours, privilege but also the advancement of social mobility and change.  The books are bitter, funny and sharp. In real life, a group of people emerged … Continue reading The Influence of the Bright Young Things

I made a million pounds! Well nearly…

I have spent today writing a business plan for property investors, well I was forced to write one by my husband actually.  I would much rather have spend the day pottering around the house or simply lounging about eating crumpets. Anyhow, part of the job today was to go back through the years, (it is … Continue reading I made a million pounds! Well nearly…

Up All Night -A Domestic Goddess’s Insomnia

This post has has absolutely nothing to do with interiors, but this is a blog so I am allowed to go 'off piste' sometimes. THE PROBLEM So.... I have insomnia most nights now, mainly due to thinking... thinking about the house, thinking about the kids/laundry/parent taxi service/exams/what is for supper tomorrow....thinking about things I have … Continue reading Up All Night -A Domestic Goddess’s Insomnia