I was lucky enough to stay in this gorgeous Georgian house last Friday night, 20th November. It was the eve of the first Disappearing Dining Club and Alix was understandably quite nervous. I have known Alix for approx 4 years now after meeting through our mutual friend Sara Abbott, who paints the most gorgeous portraits of pets. Alix then wrote […]
It has been a funny old week. I started on Monday by clearing the church after the wedding on Saturday and then sat in the “tree of life” corner and had a very spiritual 10 minutes thinking about life and pinned two cards on the tree. I felt really calm on leaving the church and went home […]
On my birthday eve I was lucky enough to visit new Brighton seafront restaurant, The Salt Room, which is making waves with their fishy menu of dishes such as silver mullet, potato, spring cabbage and brown shrimp (which my husband had) and lobster, Salt Room fries, garlic & parsley butter (which I had). Being just […]
Last Friday we rescued 3 battery hens as sadly our gorgeous Mrs Snowball and Betty were taken by the fox. It is always a risk having hens but the risks outweigh the brilliant payback you get from these intelligent, loving creatures. We have had lots of hens over the last 7 years, originally initiated by my eldest […]
This is a great word and looks good written but it is sometimes quite hard to keep it up! The sun comes out and there are better things to be doing than the paperwork/scheduling/sourcing, you name it we […]
Gardening here at Vintage Events HQ is always a love hate thing; the garden is absolutely beautiful and I do love gardening, but only in nice weather! So, when the sun comes out I am immediately outside and up to my knees in mud.
Are you really happy? Funny question to ask on a Saturday I know but an
interesting thought. I guess it depends on lots of things: money, health, love, work. But after watching two people who have lots of money and never worked, neither are happy and have many problems. On the other hand, my friend who is battling breast cancer is extremely brave and always positive and most of the time happy and those with little money seem to be more content than those with extreme wealth.
We have recently returned from a rather wonderful holiday in Barbados. We are really lucky because we swapped our house in St Martin, Ile de Re with Tamarind Cottage in St James Bay, Barbados. We also got the gorgeous Diana for 3 days a week who cooked and cleaned for us.
This weekend I helped my eldest daughter move the majority of her furniture/bits and bobs from our home to start a new life in London with her boyfriend. She has secured a great job and a lovely one bed flat in Vauxhall and it is strange and exciting at the same time.
We have a new arrival here at Vintage Events HQ: Erroll, our gorgeous 15 month black pug. He has been named after Erroll Garner, a famous Jazz Pianist who was only 5 foot 2 and had to sit upon many telephone directories to reach the piano keys!