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A Lovely Day

It was Finley’s ‘Baby Blessing’ at the weekend. I’d vowed not to leave it so long that he was capable of walking down the aisle and blessing himself, but here we are fifteen months later, and Finley not only walked up to the font, he also shouted "Hiya!" to half the congregation, and tugged at…

The Essence of BrocanteHome?

Black coffee and bitter chocolate. Junk shops and home-made gingerbread. Vintage cashmere, worn out denim and pale pink peony. Lace, crochet  and milk-glass. Letters tied up with ribbon, memories, diamanté and a pot of tea. Babies, mummies and housework. Photos, scrapbooks and cosy blankets. Blowzy dahlias, forget-me-nots, vanilla and cups with spotty saucers. Dreams, ritual…