31 December 2011

Ben Howard - Silent Night

Heard this the other day and it just made the moment so Christmas. Happy New Year xxx

27 October 2011

Ben Howard - Old Pine Official

Lady Lamps and Coloured Glass

Lady lamps and coloured glass....my life overfloweth with collections.

More Scottie Dogs

My collection of Scottie dogs is growing thanks to Sunday car boots and charity shop finds.

More Vintage Finds

Here are some of my new vintage finds for my Ms Jones stall. I found a red torso for displaying all my french glass beads..lots of lovely paste brooches and buckles....will surely end up keeping some for myself.

My New Chair

This is my new chair....chrome pedestal and red vinyl upholstery....and so comfortable:)

6 October 2011


Seventeen years ago we lived in Paris, I liked aviator jackets and you wore coordinating stripes....happy Birthday India and Jade. xxx

13 September 2011

Harvest at Alex James

Saturday I took the brats to a new festival called Harvest hosted by Alex James (Of Blur fame). He is now a family man making cheese on a lovely farm in Kingham and luckily for us hosted this fab new festival/food fest. Saw my new favorite Bejamin Francis Leftwich and some of my old favorites too Athlete and the Kooks. Harvest was spelt out in enormous letters so took this shot of Cameron and Jade on top of letter E just before the organisers got worried about health and safety and barricaded the area off:)

31 August 2011

The Cotswolds Vintage Fair

On Saturday I took my 'Ms Jones' stall to The Cotswolds Vintage Fair in Toddington. It was beautifully organized by Ali Hocking at Betty and Violet who took this shot of my stall before the doors opened to floods of visitors. Thank you Ali:)

10 August 2011

Creature Comforts

This is not going to turn into a doggy blog.... promise. Me and my sofa....I just dont get a look in....if it's not the kids then it's the dog. I like my comfort too but Milo seems to think it's his sofa and those velvet cushions...the moment my back is turned he's in there.

9 August 2011


Meet Juno my new housemate. She's a nine week old Jack Russell, Patterdale terrier cross and inspite of the fact that she has pissed and shat her way around my house she is very cute and very good at escaping from the kitchen where I try to barricade her in at night. Milo likes her too:)


I found these amazing gladioli at the Sunday car boot. I found them on a stall selling homegrown fruit and veg...these two woppers of a bunch only cost £2...I was very happy.

Another Scottie Dog

I decided to give this little fella a post all to himself. He will be at my stall at The Cotswolds Vintage Fair on 27th August:) I'm probably wrong calling him a Scottie....havent contacted the Kennel Club or anything but I guess he's a West Highland Terrier but hey he's Scottish.

Yet More Vintage

Thought you might be missing even more vintage so here are a few of my recent finds to add to my ever growing collection which will be on my Ms Jones stall at the Cotswolds Vintage fair on 27th August 2011.  I found two lovely 1920's paste brooches, another orange cheese dish, a couple of things for blokes ( I feel sorry for them as they tag along to these vintage fairs full of flowery things that the mrs will love but there isnt much guy stuff) a super-slick silver plated bottle opening dolphin and a pair of copper ashtrays/dishes which someone has lifted from a New Dehli hotel. A multi-coloured Murano dish, some beading made of faux pearls which I think would make a fabulous cuff and two liberty print make up bags which remind me of the ones my mum used to have.

26 July 2011

Kinfolk Magazine

I have just discovered a really cool new read called Kinfolk Magazine - it's right up my street so take a look....I'm pretty sure you'll like it too.

25 July 2011


Back from our house swap to Dar Bouazza in Casablanca and this morning's trip to supermarket seemed weirdly exciting. So no supermarkets in Dar Bouazza but a spacious, interesting and quirkily furnished villa complete with pool and affectionate labrador called Rosie. No hire car so we shopped local and took crazy taxi rides which included boys sharing front seat with random passenger. Beach was close by....we were the only tourists on the beach where dress code was modest....guys wore whatever they liked but girl dress was bikini top plus beach shorts and older women wore clothes. So a week of great home cooked food by Asmaa, early morning calls to prayer, cool evenings, dusty roads, french baguettes, melons and a sadness to leave a kingdom unlike my own.

17 June 2011

House Swap

yes he is eating pot noodles....can you believe they were on the menu !!!

Cameron was on these waltzers with Jade but they were spinning just so darn fast I kept missing him.

What you dont see in this shot is a kite!

The Marwood Cafe which was brilliantly styled in a crazy sort of way, served bad pot noodles and amazing cakes!!!

Sorry about scarey photo but it was Hallowean

Last October we did a house swap to Brighton just to try out the whole house swapping thing on home soil but last week I was contacted by a family living in Casablanca and would you believe they want to exchange with us for a week in July!!!! Tickets are booked......