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Lithophane Ceramics


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Despite the rain today, I needed to get a breath of fresh air at lunchtime and luckily I live and work in Heavitree in Exeter.  Luckily, because there happen to be not one but five charity shops, all of which usually have a treasure or two. 

Take a few minutes ......

It's been a year, a year  since I received a telephone call late at night.

Hotel Chocolat Tasting Club


Winter is coming and that means its time to cosy on down.  If I was Danish, I would be thinking all things Hygge.  The pressure is off, I didn't achieve the beach bod over the summer (nor lets be honest, ever will again).

Retuna Recycling Gallery


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I've long been an advocate of anything that can be recycled or re-loved.  So when I came across a facebook post of a friend showing the amazing Retuna Recycling Shopping Mall in Sweden, I had to take a closer look. 

DIY Halloween Decorations


It's that time of year again.  Although the twins are fast approaching 13. THIRTEEN ! How did that happen ? They just reminded me that they are not too old for a Halloween party and PLEASE can we have one again this year. 

Clive Roddy on Etsy


Balloon pin house by Clive Roddy

Etsy has long been my go to website to discover imaginative and beautiful design.  Browsing recently, I came across the breathtaking work of designer/maker Clive Roddy. 

Embracing the dark side


I love white, its a fact.  Always have , always will, but lately I have found myself in need of an injection of  colour into my home.