Travel

A capsule travel wardrobe for all seasons

As I’ve made my way around the UK and published blog posts and Instagram updates, I’ve had a lot of questions about how many clothes I took on holiday so I thought I’d do a flatlay of the whole lot as a matter of interest.  It’s all been washed, but not necessarily pressed, and laid […]

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Sewing

Felted silk top

In May the Magamsewalong theme on Instagram was “May Mashup”, and I had to think long and hard about what I might do. I happened to be looking in a cupboard and noticed a whole box of silk samples and had a lightbulb moment. Could I somehow felt the silk into my own fabric? I pulled […]

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Travel

Wonderful Wales

I’ve entitled this post “wonderful Wales”, but need to point out that we spent quite a lot of time cruising around on the border. It has to be said that this is a really beautiful part of the world with all the black and white buildings, the eye-watering greenery, the hedgerows and the flowers. There […]

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Travel

Glasgow

I was very much looking forward to introducing Mark to Glasgow as I had a very happy sojourn there about twelve years ago when I did some teaching and research at the University of Strathclyde and really enjoyed staying there. We stayed in an apartment on St Andrews Square and it proved to be a […]

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Travel

Cruising round the Cairngorms

For our trip around the Cairngorms we decided to park ourselves in Blairgowrie for three days and got ourselves a little cottage in Kirkton of Lethendy – how lovely does that sound? It was obviously the Smithy’s cottage (as that’s what it’s called) and it was really quaint. We were able to luxuriate in front […]

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Travel

York and Castle Howard

I’m getting so far behind with my posts as I’m finding it impossible to combine days, and so it is with the day we went to York – so much to see, and so much to report, so I’m sorry to be bombarding you. Whilst we stayed in Leeds we turned the other way and […]

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Sewing, Travel

Hoodie hack

My most favourite ready to wear hoodie is on its last legs and I’ve been meaning to cut it up to turn it into a pattern for about two years, but as this year I am not wearing a single item of ready to wear clothing, the time has come to copy it. I am […]

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