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  • STOP PRESS! Published on design*sponge!

    My Leeds City Guide has just been published on influential design blog design*sponge (eek! squeal of excitement!), featuring some of the city’s most famous…

  • Reflections on Squam: I dreamed a dream…

    … of a place where I could sit on a rocking chair, on an old wooden deck, looking out over the…

  • Do What You Love interview: Jessica Gonacha Swift

    Today’s Do What You Love interview is coming to you from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where I am recovering from four awesome…

  • for the love of trees (and sculpture)

    A visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park does wonders for the soul.  500 acres of stunning parkland, with internationally renowned…

  • Do What You Love interview: Tim Moss

    (image courtesy of Tim Moss) Do you love adventure like I do? How about skiing to the South Pole?  Tim Moss fancies…

  • On friendship

    This week I was visited by a wonderful old friend. She is exactly 12 years older than me which,  being one…

  • At home: Welcome to the garden

    On days like this I feel very lucky to work from home – Sunshine, freshly baked gingernut biscuits cooling in the…

  • Exciting creative business news

    Sometimes great things seem to drop from the sky just when you need them.  This is one of those times.…

  • Say it with a card…

    Having recently been overwhelmed by kindness I have many thank yous to say right now.  There are many ways to…