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A gorgeous year in five pictures

December 22, 2017 No comments

It’s madness in my house – Stephanie here, by the way – with presents and gift wrap piling up in the bedroom. Not a thing wrapped. Plus, I’ve got a skirt to take back to Jigsaw (impulse buy, totally unsuitable), fabric paint to buy (long story, but I reckon I can get it at Stephen[Read More]

The best fairy lights ever…

December 15, 2017 No comments

It’s taken extensive research but I’ve finally found the best fairy lights ever … just in time for Christmas. I’m a huge fan of twinkly lights and they’re in almost every room of my house all year round. It could be something to do with an annual trip to see Blackpool Illuminations when I was[Read More]

Top five Christmas gifts from Bettys

November 30, 2017 No comments

It’s no secret that we are big fans of Bettys and our adoration reaches its peak at Christmas time –  thanks to the fabulous window dressing and the extra large helping of festive goodies and gifts. As we’ve just compiled our present shopping lists, which will, of course, include some Bettys treats for our loved[Read More]

We love…Yorkshire Air Ambulance Christmas cards

November 16, 2017 1 Comment

We love the new Yorkshire Air Ambulance Christmas cards by Anita Bowerman. Not only do they look festive and fabulous, they will also raise much-needed funds for the charity. Did you know that it costs £12,000 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances in the air? The NHS seconds paramedics to the YAA[Read More]

All the fun of the Ilkley vintage fair

October 26, 2017 No comments

I’m looking forward to the wonderful Ilkley vintage fair this Saturday, October 28.  It’s one of my favourites thanks to the lovely, friendly fellow stallholders and the fantastic mix of homeware, fashion and fabulous accessories, not forgetting scrumptious tea, coffee and cake. The event, which is at Ilkley Playhouse on Weston Road from 10am to[Read More]