Today we went to Ardingly Antiques and Collectors Fair. A pure haven for anyone who’s keen to find something unique and unusual. Here you’ll find anything from old railway posters to vintage children’s toys and french linens.
There is simply so much to choose from and with well over 100 dealers and traders, you’ll not go away empty handed. One of my favourite buys of the day was this pair of old children’s shoe lasts.
I’m lucky enough to be able to work from home, which gives me the flexibility to do the school run and spend time with my son in the afternoon, whilst still able to earn some money.
Last Friday our house had been booked for a photo shoot (it’s registered with a few location agencies) and the weather outside was gorgeous, so laptop in hand, I relocated my ‘office’ to the garden table and there I stayed until I had to pick my son up.
If only all working days were like this!
Prepping Sunday lunch, just picked these from the garden for the table and listening to Mumford & Sons. Bliss.
As last week was half term, Ollie and I escaped London to the retreat of Southwold, where my mum lives. Although the weather was not good for most of the week, we did manage to get to the beach and have a delicious lunch at the Adnams Cafe in the centre of the town.
It’s well worth a visit if you’re nearby, the cafe is set in the old brewery with the reclaimed wooden groins and you can even sit in the old copper brewing vessels as cosy ‘snug’ areas.
Back in March I was invited by John Lewis to The Ideal Home show in London. Without doubt, the most eye-catching exhibit was the Quite Tree House, created by Blue Forest to celebrate the partnership between Ideal Home Show sponsors Quiet Mark and John Lewis.
Quiet Mark is the international mark of approval from the UK’s Noise Abatement Society, encouraging the design of quieter high performance technology and solutions to reduce unwanted noise in our environment. Quiet Mark awarded technology will be available to buy at John Lewis online and in-store later this Spring.
The Quiet Treehouse is a tranquil tree-home complete with next generation sound engineering. Designed to evoke the mystery and magic of a natural woodland environment the treehouse is equally at home in a modern urban setting. Its bold contemporary design can be installed independently of a host tree yet still provides the user with the feeling that they are high in the tree tops looking down on the world below.
Images © Blue Forest