The clocks went back at the weekend (if you live in the UK, that is) and to celebrate, I’m thinking of treating my new kitchen to a new clock. The forerunner at the moment? This fun Newgate Milk Bottle Wall Clock, above, £35 from John Lewis (www.johnlewis.com). Fancy doing the same? There are LOADS of cool clocks out there at the moment. Here’s my pick of the best – let me know…

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Donna Wilson (www.donnawilson.com) designs lovely stuff – beautifully soft cashmere cushions, throws and home accessories with friendly-looking animal motifs (check out the fox cushion above). The only thing that’s vixen – sorry, vexing – is the price, as we’re talking £72.50 for one cushion. Ah. So, if like me, you love her quirky designs, but need to save up first, you can save yourself a whopping £62.50 in the meantime by buying…

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Call me a wuss, but I’ve never really liked gruesome/scary Hallowe’en decorations. Ugly witches, Scream masks, gloopy fake blood – ugh. I prefer something classier/cuter, like a well-carved pumpkin, a traditional ghost-made-out-of-a-sheet, or a plain black pointy witches hat. So, this year, I’m loving the range of Hallowe’en decs from Wilkinson (www.wilkinsonplus.com). Yes, they have all the scary, icky stuff, but they also have some really nice (if you can use that…

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I love a good lipbalm, and I’ve sung the praises of Vaseline’s handy little tins on this blog before, but this is something special. Pink Bubbly is a limited edition tin of Vaseline containing Champagne grape extract. Yum. Not only does it taste of Champers, but it’s got a pleasing pale pink hue and it’ll tart up your lips in seconds on those days when you can’t be bothered with lippie. When…

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Every time I get a letter from my local garden centre, I smile. Not because I’m pleased to receive the birthday voucher they send all customers, or the news that they’ve just stocked up on Christmas trees (although those things are good too), but because the guy who runs the garden centre is called Roger Cocks. Before you tell me off for being juvenile, I’m not laughing because it sounds rude (honest).…

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