Home, Craft, Play and Garden Inspiration from Camp Bestival

We’re back from an amazing time at Camp Bestival! Today, I wanted to share some little inspirations for your home, garden and crafting fun, from the festival.  It’s such beautifully rich source of inspiration and I was snapping wildly so I would remember things to make and do. For those who haven’t been or heard of Camp […]

Camp Bestival: the festival with a foodie line up!

Music drifting through the August haze, flags waving in the breeze, sun kissed family sprawled on a picnic rug spread with food from around the world. After a morning of sword carving and willow boat making, circus games and watching acrobats walk the high wire we’re ready to eat. I dig into poached egg with […]

Why Camp Bestival is like a fine wine

Camp Bestival is well known for it’s high quality food and drink offering, in fact the whole festival is like a great wine, it gets better with age. Camp Bestival is so much more than bands and kids activities, and there is stuff for grown ups too, like a spa, massage tents, a literary institute with […]

House Fantasy – Glamping Inspired Bedroom

It’s been a summer of mini escapes for us this year, we’ve had the chance to glamp twice, once at Camp Bestival with Hotel Bell Tent, and once in an amazing field of circus striped bell tents in Worcestershire. To prolong the summer and maintain that feeling of glamour and romance , today my house fantasy is […]

Pretty and Easy to Make Willow Easter Nests

What have you got planned for Easter? KatchUp, the private photo sharing service for friends and family, invited me to share some of my favourite Easter activities over on the Katch Up blog today, along with lots of other bloggers, so do check the guide out. One of the ideas was an Easter Nest, so I am […]

A Year in the life of the WayfairUK A Residence Blog

In January 2014 I agreed to the wonderfully creative idea to make A Residence blog part of the homestore Wayfair.co.uk. Anyone who has ever owned or written a blog will know that blogs evolve so much, so quickly. So I was excited, intrigued and fascinated to become the Wayfair A Residence Blog. I will be honest, it has […]

House Fantasy: La vita e’ bella

  I love Italy, I’ve been to Tuscany, Bologna, Genoa, Venice, Rome, Verona, Lake Garda, Sicily, Milan, Italians always make style and taste appear effortless. So for this week’s house fantasy I went to the wise and wonderful Mari for some input on all things Italian. She lived in Italy for over 20 years and […]

Play garden glamping and play tent giveaway

  Staying out for the Summer Camp Bestival is one of the highlights of our Summer, my family fell in love with it, it falls on our anniversary and we kind of made a pact to go every year and give the kids the festival experience I loved as a kid. But if we could […]