The Power of Yellow

Someone once told me, that if you look at the colour yellow for more than 10 seconds it makes you smile. Why not try it with this square below… worked for me! How about you? In the natural world, yellow is the colour of sunflowers and daffodils, lemons and bananas, canaries and bees. And let’s…

BBQ Days

Having just returned from a beautiful sunny week away in Cornwall, we’re keen to keep the holiday vibes going for as long as possible here at Little House. The hubster (Alex) had been very eager to BBQ a (huge) Ribeye Tomahawk Steak, so after said piece of meat was in the bag from our local butchers,…

Picnic fun in the garden

With school officially out here at Little House, we’re busy making plans for the summer holidays. Garden fun is always top of the list, we love our little city garden and treat it as another ‘room’ in the summer months. Marks & Spencer recently got in touch to see if I wanted to feature* some…

Spanish Themed Dinner Party

  Anyone who knows me, will know that I love hosting a dinner party. I really enjoy having friends over to share a bottle a wine, eat some hearty home-cooked food and have a good old catch up. Let’s not forget to add laughter into the mix, and of course some great music playing in the…

Laura Ashley Summer Revamp

I think most of you will agree, but there’s something delightfully ‘grown up’ about shopping at Laura Ashley. When we bought our home 20 years ago, it was one of the first places I headed, to kit myself out with candles, picture frames and a posh throw. I can often be found at the weekends…

Pre-teen Bedroom Makeover

My daughter Ava recently turned 11, so it was time to ditch the pale pink walls and Build-A-Bear wardrobe for something a bit more grown up. I let Ava loose on Pinterest, which of course, I instantly regretted, the ‘boho’ themes she was leaning towards included a jungle of plants and giant swing seats in…

An evening with The White Company

Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to spend the evening with The White Company. The event was held at one of their flagship stores, in Marylebone. The store is simply stunning, this image above is just one of the beautiful displays. I was, to put it in simple terms, in White Company…

Spring Cleaning

Ok, so I know this may sound a bit strange, but I love a bit of spring cleaning. I find it very therapeutic and the finished cleaning session always ends with me lolling around in the room(s) feeling totally smug and cleansed. Then, lighting of a scented candle and scornful looks to all who dare…