There are many ‘stand-out’ moments in my blogging career, but nothing tops Cannes. What a place, utterly magical, bonkers and beautiful in equal measures. I was lucky to be invited by Nespresso to the Cannes Film Festival, to walk the red carpet and experience the glitz and glamour of this famous event.
September 1996, I tearily walked through airport security at Heathrow airport, waving goodbye to my family. It was the start of a travelling adventure, a year backpacking around the world. A flight off into the unknown, to countries I had only read about in my guide books. First stop, on my around the world adventure was Bali, one of the biggest of the Indonesian archipelago.
Only two months til Christmas eeek! Where has the time gone? I have a few spots available on my sidebar for the coming months, if you would like to take them? Perfectly positioned for maximum exposure of your shop, blog or brand. Littlegreenshed has a loyal following of mainly women who love to read about a simpler way of life, living seasonally, with a great sense of style, loving current trends and always up for an adventure or two.
Last weekend, we took a trip to The Lake District, a place where I have visited as a child. For the rest of my family the Lakes and it’s mountains were a new and fabulous experience. Its a wonderful thing when you experience something new. Something that feels so natural and intuitive that you wonder how on Earth you’ve ever lived without it. I am of course talking about the Lakes, but also, mainly, enthusing about the Audi Q7, our ride for the
OK confession time. I have NEVER bought a sofa. Nope! Not one. Say what? Do we sit on the floor? No. Over the years sofa’s have come and gone from our home. Chintz patterned hand-me-downs from my parents, which I tried to cover with a throw. A freecycled freebie (our current sofa) , which Dan squeezed into our car, and then squeezed it into our tiny lounge room. That’s it! Two sofa’s, both free – both make do. The first,
Twenty years ago I travelled to South East Asia, then a back packer doing the usual route to Australia and back, stopping off at the typical destinations for sun and beaches. So when I was asked to return to Bangkok by Business Events Thailand, I couldn’t wait to see how the City had changed. As an event organiser I know that that it is important to keep attendees happy, So when TCEB (Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau) invited me to
Following on from my previous post about embracing Autumn, I must admit that one of the great joys about the cooler weather is to get out those blankets and make a cosy home. The Danish word Hygge is banded around A LOT at this time of year, and without wanting to jump on the blanket snuggled Hygge bandwagon along with every other blogger! I do think it is important to prepare the home for the winter months. Those Danes do
Back in May this year, our beloved workhorse estate car was written off following a bizarre motorway accident. There were no injuries, but we’ve replaced the whale-sized car with a smaller more economical cross over car. The new car is fantastic around town and for short trips away, but when Volvo asked us to take an XC60 on our next road trip, we asked for a roof box and raced to France (obeying all speed limits) to fill it with brocante finds, and sand.