Decorating dilemmas

Alhambra tiles

The T on those tiles

And for those of you not down with the lingo, that’s T as in Truth. Yes, here comes the reveal of how my tedious tile tension turned out… Thanks to everyone who commented on the blog, telling me to follow my heart and not compromise, putting off the work a little longer if necessary. You […]


All Hail Alhambra – or tiles Part 2

So yesterday, on route to Glasgow, I stopped into the tile shop I refused to name in my last post in case you went and bought my dream reclaimed tiles before me. Needless to say, the tiles had been bought. The lady pointed to two boxes which contained them, ready to go to their new […]

reclaimed tiles

Tile tension

When you’re particular about things, shopping can be hard, no? Rarely these days, but occasionally I get a notion for something very specific that I want to buy, and I can never ever quite find it. That winter 20 years ago I got it into my head that I really needed some suede boots like […]

Pink and red wall

Perfect pink still-life

Although Jill is right, it’s all about the pink and green for me, this little scene of pink, red and black has had me staring at it for – literally – hours. Found via the ever-inspiring MFAMB. I’m going back for another stare – see ya next week x    

Farrow & Ball Peignoir

View of a view

One last gift that I didm’t include in my ‘hedonism of things’ birthday round-up was the present from my mum. My mum loves paintings, especially of the sea – the house in Cornwall is packed with them. So on her last visit to Margate mum urged me to pick out a painting I liked for […]