From the desk of a camera addict…

From the desk of a camera addict…

I’ve been obsessed with taking pictures all my life. Family pets, toys, cousins unfortunate enough to be spending the summer holidays with me. It was definitely the case that nothing and no one was safe from my little film camera back in the 80s and 90s. Badly...

Stationery in Diagon Alley

I finally made it to the Harry Potter studio tour on Tuesday afternoon. Much to the amusement of the dear friend I was with, I insisted on taking pictures of the stationery-related things that popped up now and again! Don’t you wish all stationery shops were like...

The art of an elegant thank you

Some years ago, I received the thank you note in the photograph as a thank you for something I’d sent a dear friend. While I adore pretty stationery and all handwriting is good handwriting, this one still stands out as a beautiful example of elegant simplicity. The...

Where do you keep your letters?

When you receive cards, letters and notes in the post, what do you do with them? Do you pin them to a board, proudly display them on a mantelpiece or shelf, tuck them away in boxes? Mine frequently end up as bookmarks, which perhaps sounds ungrateful – but it means I...

Did you know we’re on Pinterest?

Ahhh, Pinterest. That little haven of space where you can browse inspiration to your heart’s content, adding snippets to your own board, planning rooms in your house, your next craft project, recipes you’d like to try…   And oops, another several hours have...