Uni Pericia Colored Pencils

Uni Pericia Colored Pencils

I’m a total sucker for beautiful pencils. I don’t get to do it as much as I used to, but I still love getting out my sketch book and pencils, particularly in my garden. There’s nothing more perfect, in my view, than sitting on a warm, sunny afternoon, with a nice gin and tonic on the table, sketching the trees or the pond, or even my doggies. I haven’t tried…

Thomas Sabo Charm Club

Thomas Sabo Charm Club

Okay, I admit it: I am SLIGHTLY (and only slightly!) too old to be as much in love with Thomas Sabo charm bracelets as I am. I can’t count how many starter bracelets I’ve bought down the years – and countless charms to go on them too. But, sadly, all as presents for lucky others. These days, my taste in jewelry is a tad more sophisticated that the Thomas Sabo…

Wusthof CLASSIC Knife set - 9751

Wusthof Classic Knife Set

Buy cheap, buy twice. That was my mother’s motto and she (not literally, I hasten to add) beat it into me. There is no item in my house that this applies to more than my kitchen knife set. For years, I made do with cheap knives and yes, my mother was right, I replaced them constantly. A friend of mine recommended Wusthof knives. She has a couple, including (I think)…

pawbo pet camera

Pawbo+ Pet Camera

This might be the cutest thing in the world ever, and I’ve seen some cute in my time! I’ve only had my Pawbo+ pet camera for a week, but it’s the best cash I’ve ever spent. Holly and Bo, my two gorgeous labradoodles, didn’t know what to think of it at first, but once they realised it dispensed treats for them, they’ve fallen in love with it too. The idea…

ikea upptacka

IKEA Upptacka travel organizers

I’ve a VERY long drive to my nearest IKEA. So long, in fact, that going is a special occasion, the kind of day out that you look forward to for months and then feel giddy about when it finally arrives. If I lived nearer to an IKEA, I swear that I’d probably be there once a week. My feelings for it are truly, truly love – there’s no other way…