Agatha Christie, Greenway

I had always wanted to visit Greenway, the picturesque summer house of Agatha Christie in Devon. On a recent weekend away in the lovely Dartmouth, I was lucky enough to fulfill that wish. My obsession with Agatha Christie really started in the 1980’s with the BBC TV adaptation of the Miss Marple books, with theContinue reading “Agatha Christie, Greenway”

Sewing needlecases

After the Christmas rush I started my sewing again when my son went back to school. Having had weeks of making Christmas decorations and Santa bags I felt like making something different! I had a look through all my Cath Kidston books for inspiration however couldn’t really find anything I fancied making.  Out of theContinue reading “Sewing needlecases”

An old fashioned Sunday afternoon!

I spent a delightful Sunday afternoon at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham where there was a screening of the film LaLaLaLand accompanied by a live orchestra. I have already seen the film twice and own it on DVD and yes, I have the soundtrack!  I also previously wrote a blog article on the delightful clothesContinue reading “An old fashioned Sunday afternoon!”

Peg bags

Although I consider myself to be a feminist and fully intend on continuing to bring my son up to believe that women can do anything that a man can do (if not better!), I find some strange personal satisfaction when I can hang out my washing on a lovely breezy summer’s day, watching it all blowing in the wind! IContinue reading “Peg bags”

St. Valentine’s Day

So, we have nearly arrived at St. Valentine’s day, where the shops sell cheesy items that you just don’t need and your recipient mostly doesn’t want!  The price of a bunch of roses increases at least twofold and restaurants are full of young romantics, looking forward to staring into each others eyes over a bottleContinue reading “St. Valentine’s Day”

La La land! – The Yellow Dress!

I was looking forward to watching La La Land when I saw the trailer well before Christmas.  My husband wasn’t so enthusiastic!  You just know when you are going to love a film and I knew I would love this film.  Yes, I saw the headlines and heard about the awards, but it didn’t matterContinue reading “La La land! – The Yellow Dress!”

A Retro Christmas – Nostalgia required!

I started my Etsy shop in September 2015 and I didn’t really properly prepare for Christmas, I was just learning the ropes, trying new things out and researching what sold and what seemed to be the most popular trends. This year, I started Christmas earlier than I meant to!  It came about on a trip toContinue reading “A Retro Christmas – Nostalgia required!”