“Champion of handmade and local.”

The above has been part of my tagline on Instagram for some time now because it very much sums up my consumer philosophy. Part of the draw to move back to Deal was the ability to do all my shopping on the local High Street, especially with its independent shops selling local goods (see blog … Continue reading “Champion of handmade and local.”

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Discovering somewhere new on your doorstep… Well. Almost. 

You know when you've lived somewhere for a long time and think you know the good places to go and all that shenanigans...  And then you discover somewhere new which takes your breath away? That was my Saturday. Half term was busy with lots of friends visiting which was lovely,  but on Saturday I fancied … Continue reading Discovering somewhere new on your doorstep… Well. Almost. 

The owl at the end of the bed: Kent’s hidden hideaway

I like open spaces. I like quiet. I like getting back to basics and having time to think and declutter my ever manic head. I like simple living and I adore being outside. So when I discovered Elmley nature reserve while aimlessly surfing the Internet and recovering from pleurisy in January 2015,  I struck gold. … Continue reading The owl at the end of the bed: Kent’s hidden hideaway

Home made Christmas gifts (for crazy people with lots of time…!)

A couple of years ago when I was on maternity leave with my youngest, I had a crazy wannabe WI moment where I decided to make Christmas hampers as gifts instead of buying. Then, unknown to me, I was also volunteered to have a craft stall at the school Christmas market, selling homemade gifts... All … Continue reading Home made Christmas gifts (for crazy people with lots of time…!)