Saturday, 27 November 2010

Matilda, A Musical

We went to see Matilda, A Musical last night, at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford upon Avon, and it was brilliant!
We especially loved (and feared) the horrific Miss Trunchbull, although Bill whispered to me very loudly -'that's a man!' as she appeared on stage...
It was a very Dahl-like production - the characters all looked like the Quentin Blake illustrations - if you're a Roald Dahl, or Tim Minchin fan, grab some tickets here (not many left!)

Sneak preview here...

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Lovely tree

I park next to this lovely tree on the way to pre-school - it's been hanging on to it's leaves as long as possible, but today they were falling like confetti.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


Yay - I entered this design in the White Stuff Christmas Card comp - and I'm a runner up!
I won some lovely White Stuff vouchers so of course I've spent the day riffling through the catalogue drooling...

In other news, I've turned into a one-woman Beach Hut making factory - I'm not complaining though! If you'd like to order a personalised Beach Hut, have a look here.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Wallace and Gromit Christmas

In celebration of these fab Wallace and Gromit Christmas stamps, you can win some amazing prizes over here at the Royal Mail website.

You can also create your own Wallace and Gromit style character -hours of fun...

This is me (sort of..!)

Saturday, 20 November 2010


Found this lovely shop - I think I want everything in it, especially the 'Lovebirds' two-piece jigsaw!
Tom Frost is a Bristol-based illustrator, and he has a great blog here.
Have a great weekend everyone! I'm at Farncombe Estate's Christmas Art & Craft fair tomorrow if you're in the area!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

A Family of Beach Huts

Just finished these four huts, one for each member of a family - I love the way they look together, so I've decided to create a 'Family of Beach Huts' option over in my Folksy Shop.
They'd make a great Christmas present for a seaside-loving family!
Order yours here!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Frosty Mornings

I work in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere - my drive to work is always lovely, but especially so yesterday with frosty verges and mist in the valleys.
It's a lot harder to take photos when driving than I thought... (also probably a bit dangerous?...)

Monday, 15 November 2010


Just wondering, is it OK to buy your husband a present because you really want it for yourself?

He'll like it too..

That's OK isn't it?

Lovely print from Bold and Noble

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Coastal Christmas!

If you're looking for a bit of Christmas shopping inspiration this weekend, have a look here at the lovely Interiors @ Tides website - full of gorgeous coastal inspired gifts and decorations.

Have a great weekend :)

Friday, 12 November 2010


I just got lost in 1996 on Youtube.

Here's the Bluetones - I'm going back for more!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Lovely Tuesday Find

I love these Tenby inspired brooches by Worcestershire based jeweller, Becca Williams.
There are lovely earrings and pendants in the same style available in her Etsy shop here

Monday, 8 November 2010

Sewing paper...

I've become a little bit obsessed with sewing bits of paper together. It's very satisfying...

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Something new...

...Very tiny Beach Huts!
(really very tiny)
Personalisable with your choice of initials or numbers - coming soon!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Made in the UK

Hop on over to the Made in the UK Blog for a little peek into my world - thanks to Gina for featuring me :)

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

A Red Hut

Posted this beach hut today - if you know someone who love the seaside, you can order your own personalised Beach Hut here!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

St Ives

The household's split over this one - do you prefer the orange-y version or the blue one?
Bill tells me that the orange one has 'more texture' - he's six!
I love St Ives - we went there on our honeymoon. But that's another story...

Monday, 1 November 2010

Le camping

A few more camping essentials - extra strong tent pegs, spare guy ropes, wellies, earplugs...
The nights were pretty wild and windy but the days were lovely and clear -

Skimming stones at Combe Martin

Parked up at Putsborough

Grumpy camping dog

Lovely black rocks

A solitary winkle

Mysterious initials found on the beach...