Absent.

You may or may not have noticed, but I have not been posting quite as regularly of late. There is no intention in this, I’ve simply been up to my eyes in managing my work/life balance and enjoying time with my little family. Being perpetually busy is no good for one’s creativity, and through most […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 8

December 8th: Deck The Halls This weekend many of us will be putting up our Christmas tree. Those that could not bear to wait took advantage of December 1st falling on a Saturday and had theirs up and decorated last weekend. I confess to being one of them. My excuse is that it’s an artificial […]

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My Top Tips for Buying a Real Christmas Tree

Part of my day job is buying Christmas trees for British department store John Lewis & Partners. It’s a task I particularly enjoy since I can apply a modicum of horticultural expertise to my decision-making. Over the years, artificial Christmas trees have become increasingly realistic, to the extent that many models now have ‘tips’ that […]

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Sing Hallelujah!

  The builders have left the building – sing hallelujah, ring out the bells and fa la la la la!! We are finally free to inhabit our house without fear of tripping over the industrial cling film on the carpet or taking chunks out of our thighs on rusty screws. There will be no more […]

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