My design interview with WhatHouse?

Oooh I have some exciting news – over the Easter holidays my interview with WhatHouse? was published and I’m so pleased to be able to share it with you today. Here’s the link to the article if you fancy having a read: it’s a design Q&A all about thrifty interiors so I thought you might like to […]

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AMAZING news – my blog won the award for Best Homes & Interiors Blog 2017

I’m SO excited to tell you the wonderful news that my thrifty little lifestyle blog has just been announced as the winner of the Best Homes and Interiors Blogger Award 2017!! I still can’t really believe it and I’m grinning like the cheshire cat right now!The news has just been shared by the award sponsor […]

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Interior Design Inspiration – Going dotty for retro spots

One of artist Fabiana Di Mascio’s pieces that I saw recently at the Never Ending Mural exhibition in Ipswich has given me inspiration for an interior design project. Her artwork consisted of a dark painted canvas covered in multi-coloured acrylic dots. Honestly, it looked absolutely beautiful, and I’d love to recreate a paler version over my whole living-room wall. […]

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The Never Ending Mural project in Ipswich

Over last weekend I went to the celebration event for the The Never Ending Mural project in Ipswich. This was a community-led project inspired by the Ipswich Art School Fundraising Appeal and brought to life by artist and curator John D Edwards (pictured below). The project began on Ipswich Waterfront in June 2011 with the help […]

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My favourite photos – peeling paint & graffiti

Here’s a couple of stunning photos by photographer Claire Lacey, taken at Ipswich waterfront of an enormous piece of graffiti art and some peeling paint on the dockside. What do you think? Leave me a comment below 🙂

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Vintage funfair & big boats at the Ipswich Maritime Festival

This weekend I went to the Ipswich Maritime festival and spent a scorchingly hot day wandering around the docks doing a spot of shopping, eating lovely treats and enjoying fantastic entertainment. There were morris dancers, soul singers and sea-faring fiddlers, alongside characters in traditional Victorian dress: a little like ghosts wandering through the crowds, slightly scary but very […]

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Mamma Mia! Here I go again..! My outdoor cinema experience :)

This past weekend I went to a fabulous event – an open-air cinema screening of Mamma Mia! As part of the Ip-Art Festival a massive screen had been erected in the park and the evening kicked off with an exciting session of music videos on the screen followed by the main feature once everyone had arrived. […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ I need these shoes.

I have found these gorgeous shoes from Next that I am just desperate to own – but at £70, I don’t think its going to happen anytime soon! I do love anything with a union jack on it, and my house is full of cushions and canvases displaying my patriotism for all to see. But I […]

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