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15th April 2020

And they are still delivering…. Way back BV (Before the Virus – BC sounded a little too far back) I met the team behind Neptune and we decided to work together for a year on a mix of projects that would include in-store events (they will now take place later in the year) – product…

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14th April 2020

I have written before (if not on these pages then in the first book) about how it is not the kitchen that is the heart of the home but the kitchen table. By which I mean that this table, which symbolises where a family comes together to eat, to work, to meet – perchance to…

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13th April 2020

Well here we still are then and I hope you are still well. Being at home and writing all day isn’t really that different for me, but I am finding it hard to summon up any motivation to exercise and, for some inexplicable reason, I’m finding it much harder to decide what to wear for…

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10th April 2020

Now I suspect this one might be quite polarising but I like the story behind it and the way it has been decorated and, actually, the architecture, so leave your instant reactions (and shoes) at the door and come on in to this three bedroom house in the Kirkstall area of Leeds which is on…

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9th April 2020

Now I don’t know about you but what with the change in weather and the realisation that most of my clothes are definitely meant for outside and not hours on sofas with slippers/indoor shoes, I have felt myself wandering towards shopping sites for the first time in weeks. Just for a look you understand. And…

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7th April 2020

Now on the one hand the fact that everyone has to stay at home might/should mean the hall is free from coats, shoes and schoolbags and the detritus of modern family life. On the other hand the fact that everyone has to stay at home probably/does mean the hall is full of all the stuff…

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6th April 2020

Now I wrote last week about decorating in a lockdown and how what we want now might turn out to be quite different to what we want in a few months time. So I advised a little bit of caution and planning as your mood might very well change. You might, I said, be looking…

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Househunter

3rd April 2020

To Scotland this week and a two bedroom flat for sale in Edinburgh that is on the market with Knight Frank for £625,000. I chose it because it’s light and airy and fresh and, bearing in mind my last two posts about decorating in a lockdown and how to make a dark room lighter, it…

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2nd April 2020

A slightly wordy title but one of the commonest questions I have been asked recently so I thought I would tackle it here. Since – as someone said to me the other day – many of us are seeing our homes in daylight for the first time and realising, now that we’re all in them…

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31st March 2020

There has naturally been a flurry of posts and features and articles (some of which I have contributed to) about how to make our homes work for us during this period and there are two points I want to make for anyone who a) isn’t suddenly feeling they want to rush out and paint their…

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