You magazine

Here it is, all 5 pages.
On how to decorate your home for Christmas.

I like being involved in articles that show people how to do things, how to have a go, not be scared of flowers. People can be scared of flowers, i blame those wretched "flower arranging" classes, the 3's the 5's, the triangles, the bridges. It's important to remember that whatever you make will eventually die, we aren't sculpting statues out of bronze, if you make a mistake or don't like what you did, it isn't going to be around for hundreds of years to haunt you and your ancestors.

Give it a go

In reality, it takes an army to make 5 pages of editorial.

Firstly you need a florist and a hound, a pretty hound with an inflated ego if you have one.

Then you need a team from a magazine, Clare Nolan and her assistant, Nicole Grey.

A photographer Brent Darby  and his assistant Kristy .

and then you are going to need a pub so that you can hijack their fireplace, a turkish restaurant who will let you bang a nail into their freshly painted door, a very talented former bride who will do typography on your shop boards.

and most importantly friends, family, lovers and customers who will listen to your endless insecurities and stressful rants, and still love you.

Reaction to the article has been quite wonderful, emails and telephone calls from lovely people.

In other news the next flower school date is being sent out to those on the mailing list on Friday....


This is the last time I'm asking you this

put my name at the top of your list.

of things to do, and bring me your vases for filling for Christmas. Whether it is flowers, foliage, both, bulbs, book it in now.

Taylor Swift and Gary Lightbody - unlikely combination.

Note to Cityboy don't click on the link, dodgy music klaxon.


9 extra floors

As it turned out we weren't in The Mail on Sunday.

I spent most of Sunday thinking we had been dropped, and that it was Grazia magazine all over again, and was forever to be known as the girl that cried press.

and then i opened for the Christmas festival in town, and people came and said things like

"ere have you seen how much these f***ing wreaths are? I reckon i could make one of those for a couple of quid"

"I like to see you f***ing try" said I

in my head, obvs.

The festival attracts a different crowd.

Successful day all round really.

Yesterday i found out we had been moved, because they wanted to put the feature over more pages. Next weekend they said.

and now i don't know if next weekend means this weekend, or the one after.

I will keep you posted.

Also Lotte and I are doing the December photo project again. hashtag i phone only.

Did you have good weekending?