Strawberry jam!

Making Jams…

Today we buy things. We buy nearly everything we wear, eat,…

Blossoms and Leaves

In the early spring of this year I started a few seeds. It…
Vintage Treasure

My Love of Vintage Stones

The question I get asked all the time as a jewellery designer…
The Atelier is GREEN.

What is Your Favourite Colour?

Everyone has a favorite colour, whether we acknowledge it…
No emails and no noise.

Just Add Water

Water is a part of our world. We are made up of mostly water.…
A Footman's Delight

Setting The Scene

One of my biggest joys in life is setting the dining room…
Drinking to great times.

Dressing Fancy

As a song from 'Les Mis' begins, there was a day in times…
Unconditional love.

A Man’s Best Friend

How do you describe a best friend? How many words or experiences…
Seeded wholewheat bread

Breaking Bread

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We use the term 'breaking bread' to talk about eating with…

Buds and Blossoms

 Spring has always been an important time of year…

Stately Homes

Why do we have a fascination for how people lived a century…
Blue and white embroidered napkins bought in Knutsford, UK.

My Madness for Blue and White

Why is it that I can't resist blue and white china or fabric…
Balcony planter tubs ready plant.

Planting Seeds

Yesterday I did something that children do. I planted seeds.…

Royals Around Us

Queen Elizabeth made an historic address this week to talk…
One of several Tiffany-style lamps in my collection.2020 Alan Anderson

Lighting And Its Effects

Lighting or lack thereof is something we deal with from the…