Beate is still with us so I’m starting to think she’s just more like her namesake (my friend Beate Schmitt) than I realised. Both ladies are smart, (chicken Beate was the first to find the water butt). Both like to avoid the crowds, (chicken Beate prefers the nesting box to the perch at night). Both […]
Now that I no longer have a city salary I need to be a little less frivolous, if only to keep myself in Bobby Brown eye cream. I will continue to support my local charity shops with donations and purchases but as I clear our house of unwanted goods my first thought should be whether […]
Success at Mitchell’s Auctions means I am abandoning eBay as a seller and going old school from now on. My net profit after their 17.5% commission was £221 which was more than I would have expected to make on eBay. I didn’t incur any listing fees as I gave them my own list which they […]
Hyacinth the chicken passed away last night, time and cause of death unknown. She leaves behind her sister Harriet and 4 eggs which will be delicious scrambled. RIP
So after 20+ years in financial services I finally realised what it was that made me happy (aside from Mr W), and it wasn’t my current job or location. So I took the plunge and last week I moved to Cumbria to begin a new career in interior design. More on the build up to […]
I don’t know why you’d want to but apparently there is more than one way to skin a cat. There is also more than one way for an interior designer to design a room. If I’m lucky my starting point is a piece of furniture, or artwork or fabric that the customer really likes and […]
Don’t worry this post isn’t about the 80’s TV game show ‘Going For Gold’, and apologies if the theme tune is now on repeat in your head. No this is all about my lo
I appreciate I am going to have to come up with a more imaginative name for my next interior design project in Windermere. But in my defence there isn’t one style, colour or feature that sums up the interior of this once dated but now beautiful house in South Lakes.