Monthly Archives: September 2011

The great…

  tomato harvest 2011 – the year of two summers. One in April and the other, the last week in September.  Best ignore all those lovely recipes that call for gluts of the soft red fruit.  Enough for sandwich, and … Continue reading

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Sunflower sensation

The sun shone on another adventure to find a farm, Brosterfield Farm in fact. Something that didn’t quite make it onto Grand Designs – Kevin McLoud will never be able to frown in a disappoving way on the choice of … Continue reading

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Four candles

Place settings with a difference.  You know of my love for all things quirky.  Simply delightful. And my dislike of all things ‘wrong’ tonight’s disturbance, care of Downton Abbey’s floral designs – it’s April 1917.  They have clearly imported white … Continue reading

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What every shop needs

  What every shop needs: 1. Sewing machine 2. Very out of date encyclopedias 3. Hydrangeas which are green, tinged with purple and lilac 4. and then change their minds and become blue 5. Tom Pearce – it’s a chyrsanthemum, … Continue reading

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On a night like this…

I wanna stay forever…just wanna be together.  Debating on whether to have a Kylie week in the shop?  Would Miss O-H refuse to come to work?  Would the customers leave in droves?  What do you think?  The week would include … Continue reading

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Wedding trends 2012

Part 1 So what trends are emerging for the jubilee year?  Well, the jubilee weekend itself is booking up nicely.  The Saturday wedding no longer takes top spot. Ballet – maybe in response to ‘Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement’, … Continue reading

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A woman’s perogative

to change her mind…. the original brief? shocking pink acid green super clashing colours and then…you go shopping for bridesmaid dresses and you just have to have the navy numbers.

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