Jolly Nice Farm Shop

Jolly Nice Farm Shop

Occasionally when I am out and about usually in and around the Cotswolds, I do find treasures that really do deserve a visit if you are in the area. One such is the Jolly Nice Farmshop, near Stroud. I promise it more than lives up to its name. This farm shop is...
Glorious gold-plated needles!

Glorious gold-plated needles!

Sometimes the best things are discovered by accident. My gold-plated needles are a good example, and something I’m rather proud of.  It all started with a visit to a shop in Orange Country, California during a holiday spent with Jean Dittrich, the lady who...
Visiting France & beginning our travels

Visiting France & beginning our travels

Old Town Boulogne, made for window shopping… For most of us travel is not on the agenda right now, but it is always nice to reflect on the places we have visited in the past. As I am sure you already know, Bill and I love to travel and have been fortunate enough...
Inspired by lakes & mountains

Inspired by lakes & mountains

Lovely view in Scotland I suppose it was reading Heidi as a girl that started my fascination for mountains. I can remember getting an ‘A’ for my story about Switzerland when I was at my prep school – I described it as the one country I would like to visit....
Love to be beside the seaside

Love to be beside the seaside

The seaside and all that it conjures up is very close to my heart. I was brought up on the Kent coastline and spent hundreds of hours at the beach in Ramsgate, Sandwich, Deal, Walmer and latterly in Dover. My father was a Trinity House Pilot and operated from Dover or...
Special linens for sale

Special linens for sale

The view from Montefalco On the subject of travelling, we have been lucky in so many ways. Our stitching business took as across the pond to the US a number of times, and we have visited all sorts of places looking at embroidery and at the raw materials in Europe and...