This time of year is when I start to look ahead to the summer and look forward to travelling somewhere beautiful – somewhere I’ve never been and somewhere my children will love as much as much as me. I’ve been pinning like crazy over on Pinterest – It’s amazing how excited I get about travelling by looking at those pictures. Here are a few favourites but if you want to see some more follow me on Pinterest HERE

I love the thought of this…but don’t think I’d be brave enough. How about you?

These last two got me thinking about my own dog. I’d love to bring my little Jack Russell along with us. Maybe rent a large caravan – an airstream, like in the top picture would be a dream… And just drive. Go visit all those beautiful lakes and mountains in Austria, Germany, Switzerland…

These pictures remind me how beautiful the world is and I want us to see as as much as we can.

Happy dreaming!



Anthropologie Love

I absolutely love Anthropologie  For those of you haven’t heard of it, they sell the most beautiful array of lifestyle and home accessories and furniture.  I challenge anyone to visit their shop and not fall in love with something.  I visited their shop in Miami last  year and when I returned to London was happy discover they had opened one on Regents Street.   There’s also one on Kings Rd and they currently have a pop up shop in Selfridges.

Anthropologie offers a one-of-a-kind and compelling shopping experience that makes women feel beautiful, hopeful and connected. We invite you into our world – whether it’s our store, website or catalogue – with the hope you take a deep breath and explore until your heart’s content

Here’s a tiny fraction of what I saw and loved…

I was drawn to the rabbit cushion, it looked familiar…and then I remembered.  I had enquired after them to stock in my own shop last year but never got round to making an order.  They’re made  by a company called Thornback and Peel and display their collection at the Cockpit Art studios.  You may have heard of it.  There’s one in Deptford and one in West Central London

Cockpit Arts has been supporting designer-makers for over 25 years. We are an award winning social enterprise and the UK’s only creative-business incubator for designer-makers

Check out their website for a chance to see other designers and makers.

Bye for now