Photo Diary: Clerkenwell Design Week 2016

Clerkenwell Design Week 2016

I’ve been at it again! Out and about in London ready to get snap happy. This time, I visited Clerkenwell Design Week which ran in May. It’s home to more creatives and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet (according to the event) so as a bit of a design geek, I couldn’t well turn down a visit! It’s odd. Many years

The Grand Opening of Rose & Grey’s Manchester Showroom

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If you haven’t heard of Rose & Grey before, and you live in the Manchester area, you’re in for a treat. And I feel like I can genuinely say that because in my eyes, it’s quite simply one of those boutiques that has most definitely got something for everyone. I wrote a post recently about some interiors stores I visited in London, and how much

The Psychology of Colour: A Karen Haller Masterclass

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It’s another masterclass over here on the blog today! A few weeks ago, I wrote about a recent London trip, when I visited the beautiful interiors store, Olive Loves Alfie, as part of the #MakeYourselfAtHome campaign with Get Living London and East Village, turning the former Athletes’ Village (y’know, from the Olympics!) into trendy urban accommodation. Read PART 1 on how to add personality through

How To Add Personality To Your Home: An Ashlyn Gibson Masterclass

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How much would you say your home is a reflection of you? I think a lot of people would say that actually, they’ve just picked what they liked from a catalogue and not really thought about how those features represent who they are – if they do at all! Don’t feel bad, you guys – I’m certainly guilty of the same. But it turns out,

Mastering Floral Artistry with Frog Flowers (& Champagne)

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This weekend, I was invited to join Frog Flowers in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. I’ve made a really conscious effort in 2016 to get out there more. Talk to other like-minded bloggers, visit events and not be so afraid to shout about this hobby of mine that is slowly but surely becoming a part of my everyday life. So when the lovely Susie from Old Fashioned Susie

Photo Diary of an Interiors Mad Northerner Let Loose in London

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Earlier this month, I found myself in London. It was a gorgeous day, I was completely alone so no parenting duties to worry about. It was just me, my headphones, and my camera for snapping. And as always when I’m alone, I get snapping all sorts of bits and bobs that inspire me. I had an hour to kill before an event, so I decided to

Ikea 2016 patterns on FLEEK

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Wait, that’s how the cool kids talk, right? However you want to say it. Ikea are absolutely killing it with their patterns at the minute. We took a trip to our favourite big blue warehouse in Manchester today. We’re lucky really that we have one so nearby which means we can pop it regularly for a grand day out. Living on a tight budget means

Crafting with Hillarys

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A few weeks ago, I was invited to an event hosted by Hillarys – a crafternoon. It was an opportunity to come into Manchester city centre, join the brand as well as some other ace bloggers, and learn some crafts. As a working mum, it’s not often I get to indulge in afternoons entirely alone so I decided to give it a go! I really enjoy

Holy British Blogging Bunting Bakeoff, Batman!

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For long and loyal readers of this blog (oh hey mum!), you’ll know that I went 2 long years without a kitchen whilst we saved up to build one. For newbie readers, yes you read that correctly. We had nothing but a sink. No worktops or cooking equipment. NOUT. (You can see the before & afters of our eventual kitchen HERE) So when it comes

Tatton Mansion – Period Property Envy

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I love our house. I feel that this is an obvious statement since I’ve spent almost 4 years blogging about what we’ve been doing to it. But there are also days where I’m envious of others. You see, I have a real love for period properties. And don’t we all deep down? They’re just bursting with personality, and quirky little features which ooze of history.