Seasons Greetings

‘It’s Christmas!’ I mean ‘it’s July’, but it is now that editors start panicking about their all important December issues….which means that we are on first name terms with our local Christmas tree farmer – Willie Robertson at Beanston. There is nowhere better in East Lothian to buy your tree and every year we buy […]

Lovely Pigeon

An easy post for me – just spent the day in Elie – planning to do the Chain Walk…errr…Doug and Matthew did it, I am ashamed to say Eva and I did not… Anyway, the whole day was an absolute blast and reminded me of how lovely the East Neuk of Fife is…we went on […]

School Holidays

Summer holidays are not easy when you run a business with your husband and you have 2 children. We have worked through them over the years with a mixture of employing a nanny two days a week, when Matthew and Eva were toddlers; taking a month off in the summer a couple of Julys (how […]

Fi Douglas

So lovely to see the Glasgow home of textile designer, Fi Douglas, shot by Doug, in the latest issue of 25 Beautiful Homes….House To Home Love her new print, based on ‘Willow Pattern’ china…. I just cannot get enough of Fi’s work….love it, love it, love it! Find out more about Fi and her work […]

Skylark Cafe

Relatives – what would you do without them? How quiet would family get-togethers be without rellies? Particularly our relatives… Doug’s cousin Gill Bowman is a well known folk singer and songwriter. She has worked as a performer and recording artist for longer than she would probably want me to tell you! Her two sons Riley […]