Amara Interior Blog Awards 2015

Amara Interior Blog Awards 2015 vote now

Guys, something great has happened again. I've been nominated for the 2015 Amara Interior Blog Awards! You might remember I was nominated last year, in the best DIY blog category. This year, I'm up for best fashion-inspired blog, which is for "sartorially savvy bloggers" who "effortlessly" combine the worlds of interiors and fashion. Awesome, right? There are 25 of ...

Blog at the Beach with icelolly.com

Blog at the Beach event with icelolly.com

When I think about what I would do if I had more time or more money, the answer is always travel.   I’ve done pretty well so far – I’ve seen Australia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, America and a lot of Europe. But for the last few years the brakes have been put on the exploring, for financial reasons ...

Life lately and finding space

Anderby Creek, Lincolnshire

My blog has been neglected of late. Letting go and accepting I wouldn't update for a few weeks - that I couldn't - wasn't easy. I haven't really had a dry spell since I started blogging more than three years ago. The first five months of this year have been demanding and non-stop at work, but now ...

The City Girls, Sheffield

The City Girls event Sheffield

I am so late posting about The City Girls' first event that they are well on their way with organising the second. Apologies. It was at the end of April when Holly-Lucy and Lorna finally saw the fruits of their labour, as their first blog event came to life at Bloo 88 in Sheffield. It turned out to ...

Bloggers lunch in Todmorden

Site Pizzeria, Todmorden, Yorkshire

I'd not managed to make the last #YorkshireBloggers meet so I was keen to make this one to catch up with the group. Plus, we were set to explore Todmorden, a place that was new to me. Todmorden is less developed and polished than its Calder Valley neighbour Hebden Bridge - but it's on the up. Like Hebden, ...

My top 10 DIY blogs

The Lovely Drawer no sew geometric cushion

I love a DIY project, as most of you will know by now. It's the thing that got me into blogs, and blogging, in the first place. The brilliant, crafty people out there, who regularly show the world how to make something that looks like it cost more than £100 with nothing more than a free afternoon ...

10 most popular posts of 2014

How-to-decorate-a-1960s-house.-1960s-detached-house-in-Leeds-from-House-to-Home.-Kitchen-diner

I know pretty much every blogger in the world does it, but it's a good and interesting end-of-year exercise to see which have been the most read posts. It usually throws up a few surprises, and several oldies-and-goodies. I wonder if this year's list will raise your eyebrows? These are the posts written in 2014 that have been the most ...

Blogger lunch at Mill Kitchen

Blogger lunch at Mill Kitchen, Farsley, Leeds, West Yorkshire

After enjoying the blogger walk around Bingley, we decided to make meet-ups a regular thing. So it was a sunny Sunday that Jen, Fran, Natalie and I got together again, at the Mill Kitchen in Farsley, Leeds. This time we were also joined by Nadine, another Fran and Daisy. The venue was Jen's recommendation, and what a good one ...

Yorkshire Meatball Company

The Yorkshire Meatball Company, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

As well as learning a new skill at the wreath-making workshop, it was lovely - as always - to meet and get to know better some other Yorkshire bloggers. Emma and Amy I'd met just a few days earlier at Roast + Conch, Lil I hadn't met before but I read her blog and have followed ...

Blogger walk around Bingley

Walk around Bingley West Yorkshire

I'll be honest, I have a tendency to regard Bradford and its surrounds as a rather inconvenient obstacle to my getting from my side of West Yorkshire to the Yorkshire Dales. So Bingley is not the first location that springs to mind when I think of going walking. But this town just outside Bradford, famous for its five ...