True love – for Eijffinger

July 18th, 2012 — 5:07pm, 7 comments »

I would have posted before now but I’ve been a little busy, alright, obsessed with Instagram.  Sooo distracting, but so much fun.  Have you checked out the Interiors Photo Month challenge yet?  Do.  Anyway, I’ve been wanting to share more wallpaper favourites.  You may remember back in 2010 I wallpapered my loo with a stunning floral pattern called Bindi from the Eijffinger range.  And I can honestly say that apart from my initial apprehension, it has brought a smile to my face every day, in fact, several times a day.  I just love it.  Especially with my little blue cupboard hanging on the wall.  This photos does it no justice.

But I love so many of the papers in the Eiffinger range.  In fact ‘love’ doesn’t’ really explain the depth of my feeling.  And it’s not just the wall paper, it’s the styling generally.   I drool over every single vignette/image.  Here are just some of my favourites…

Are you in love too?

The Family Love Tree

July 11th, 2012 — 10:01am, 1 comment »

With a name like that, whatever it is, you know you’re gonna love it.   Particularly if you’re a sucker for cane, colour and textiles like I am.   Just so you know – I bags the turquoise cane bed table below.

photographs by Derek Selwell, via The Design Files
photographs by Derek Selwell, via The Design Files
photographs by Derek Selwell, via The Design Files
photographs by Derek Selwell, via The Design Files

Read more about The Family Love Tree  at The Design Files, and to see more of the stunning collection visit The Family Love Tree website where you can shop at their online store.  What more could you possibly want?

I’m a mummy blogger too

June 16th, 2011 — 5:27pm, 1 comment »

Occasionally I get a little frustrated by the number of blogs, really good blogs, that focus on life with young children.  I’m just not that interested.  I can’t relate.   Don’t get me wrong,  I’m all for mummy bloggers. I’d be one too, but my children have grown up, well almost, and they can read my posts.  I’ve moved on, or rather, life has.

But at times, like today,  these very same blogs touch me deeply.  They take me to a place and a time where my heart was so full.  I want to go back…

Baby number one – an original polaroid shot!

Babies one, two and three …

Number one, aged three years says -  I’m not gonna be goldilocks, I’m just gonna be an ordinary boy.

Never…  He always liked a project – from building lego houses to brick ones. Really.  He still does.

Number two was a little more cruisy.

A dreamer … Aside from tights, he loved his skinny jeans and high tops.  Still does.

Double trouble …

But killer smiles that break my heart.

And then there were three…

Number three loved nothing more than hanging out with his bros, and still does.

He was well trained in the art of marthon television viewing,


and gaming.

Skills he works hard to retain.  They also taught him how to breakdance and snowboard.

Number three’s other childhood loves were his dog

and his soccer.

They still are.  He does seem to have lost interest in dance performance with his cousins though.  Such a shame really.  I think he showed talent.  Don’t you?