Catherine Green Designs

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Catherine Green is a textile artist working in Gomersal in Yorkshire, which by all accounts is a beautiful spot – all rolling hills and pretty tea rooms. No surprise then that her artwork, gifts and homewares are adorned by bright, bold and uplifting prints in … [read more]

Premurosa – letterbox gifts

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I’m so annoyed with Royal Mail. I’ve been waiting for four parcels to arrive for over three weeks now. They’re coming from all over the world and some have significant retail value. I left the house for about 10 minutes this morning and had one of those red … [read more]

Best present EVER

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So we survived the festive frenzy unscathed. One of the highlights was confusing the hell out of my un-believing eight year old by creating Santa’s footprints in flour, trailing from the fireplace to the half-eaten mince pie and empty glass of port. He practically assaulted … [read more]

Wake up and smell the coffee

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I tuned into a London radio station yesterday and was transported back in time by a song by The Primitives called ‘Crash’. Anyone else remember it? That was the anthem of my Summer of 1988 – a memorable year as it was the one when … [read more]

Osprey London, a very British brand

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Last week I was invited to visit the Osprey London flagship store on Regent Street, just by Piccadilly station. I was treated to a personal tour of the store, followed by tea and cake served on vintage china. Osprey is a brand I knew nothing … [read more]