Valencia, historic city with an edge

This summer my family and I did a house exchange with a lovely family in the city of Valencia, Spain. It was the second time we swapped our house for the holiday and we love this concept. It's personal, you get free accommodation (and pet-care!), insider information and you get to live in a real neighbourhood for a few weeks, rather than a hotel.

One day…my dream house in the sun

Today I am posting about dream houses in the sun! Yes, because, well, you can dream, right? I have been collecting some gorgeous inspirational images again, making us all wish we lived in the Med. I guess we could always try and replicate the ideas...in our summerhouse or glass extension. Or just book a holiday. Perhaps you're already there.

Travel post: Sleeping in a Grand Design home: Dime House, lake Windermere, Lake District

We're just back from a lovely two weeks' holiday in the UK. I guess you could call it a 'stay-cation' since we decided to stay in Britain this summer, but with a long drive of about 1500 miles in total you can hardly speak of 'staying local'!The good thing was that on our epic journey … Continue reading Travel post: Sleeping in a Grand Design home: Dime House, lake Windermere, Lake District

Inspiration from Japan…cups, bowls, fabric and a kimono flea market!

   Karaku PotteryAaaah! Look at this! Shopping heaven! A shop called Kanzando in Kyoto. Image: www.savoryjapan.comA country I have never been to but is high on my wish list is Japan. I heard so many good things about it and the aesthetics are amazing. I just love the absolute beauty of Japanese ceramics such as … Continue reading Inspiration from Japan…cups, bowls, fabric and a kimono flea market!