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A special Ruby wedding celebration

Can you imagine being married for forty years to the love of your life? That’s the dream that my parents have lived, and I knew we needed to commemorate it in style. Over the last few months, planning this party has basically consumed me. From figuring out how to keep it as a surprise for […]

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London Life

Review – Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason

Our friend Katie is getting married in a couple of weeks, and so to celebrate her with a little mini hen situation, we whisked her into central London to enjoy a beautiful Fortnum & Mason’s afternoon tea. First off, a disclaimer. We visited Fortnum & Mason during the height of Christmas shopping fever, so the […]

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Bertie – the goodest boy

This is an incredibly difficult post to write, so please bear with me. A few weeks ago, we saw a plea for help from a lady who’s mother had Alzheimers and was going to be moved into a home. They had arranged for her mother’s 13 year old border collie, Bertie, to be rehomed, but […]

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Zola’s first birthday

Our first year with our little Zola Saint Laurent has been so perfect and joyful, that we wanted to celebrate her in style, surrounded by treats, and the people + doggies she loves. We had a lil birthday tea situation for her at home, and of course I had to go a bit extra on […]

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Our family bathroom renovation

One of the biggest rooms in need of renovation when we moved in to our new home was the family bathroom. Whilst everything technically worked, we struggled with it aesthetically as well as functionally. Here’s what we were working with: The all-white look and those tiles were giving hospital vibes. We wanted to strip it […]

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London Life

Taking a Pottery class

As a designer who makes digital artifacts all day long, I’m always drawn hugely to making things with my hands, and so for me, doing pottery feels hugely aspirational and exciting. Whilst making something out of clay has been on my life list for the longest time, somehow I had never gotten round to it, […]

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London Life

Review – Palm Court at the Langham

I used to work around the corner from The Langham hotel and would walk past it twice a day, trying to peek in to see the splendour inside (and of course celeb-watch!) I had heard great things about the afternoon tea there, and so, as a mid-year pick-me-up, we decided to pop in to sample […]

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Trip back to Manchester

I graduated from Manchester University back in the 00’s! Just saying that makes me feel a bit weak. How am I this old, urgh. Anyway. I hadn’t been back properly since, and Lu also hadn’t been back to Manchester for a while after also having lived there at roughly the same time as me (although […]

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Creating a walk-in wardrobe

One of the first jobs when we moved into our new home, was to figure out what to do with this bedroom: The best thing that this bedroom had going for it was its size – it would spaciously accommodate a double or queen sized bed as well as other furniture. Like the other rooms, […]

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Moving into our house

As detailed in this blog post, selling our flat had been quite a struggle! But, the light at the end of the tunnel was being able to finally move into our new home! After spending all of my adult life living in flats, the idea of owning a house was the true dream, and we […]