Surviving Lockdown Part iii

The Reality Well the reality is that sticking to my morning routine has been a bit of an effort. Conversely,  I have to say we have achieved almost 100% success with our weekly menu plan! The Reality Well the reality is that sticking to my morning routine has been a bit of an effort. Conversely,  I have […]

Mary Jane Baxter

I have a real scoop here! My colleague, fellow journalist, crafter and maker, Mary Jane Baxter has a book coming out in Spring 2021 Sew On The Go and I have been lucky enough to secure an interview and share her amazing story with all of you – my lovely readers. No – you are […]

My WTIO Bucket List

Wow – just read an awe inspiring blog post by an interiors writer and abundance coach, Victoria, editor of the Manifestation Collective. The post is entitled ‘Writing My When This is Over (WTIO) Bucket List. She explained that we all need one – a bucket list to look forward to, just like the build up […]

Surviving Lockdown – Part (ii)

Menu planning The shops are bare and there are queues outside, so it makes sense to me to plan, plan, plan. I am aiming that everything we buy we eat; there should be no waste and no ‘buying things we do not need’. Our shopping list contains only things that we are actually going to […]

Surviving Lockdown – Part (i)

My Personal Routine The focus of this blog is normally to celebrate interior design and travel. However, I would not feel human if I did not comment on the current, incredibly challenging situation. I am no expert and I realise that everyone’s situation is completely different, but if I say one thing that resonates with […]

Saving Graces Interiors

I want to introduce a guest today on Great Scottish Indoors: Antonia Burnett. Her interior design studio, Saving Graces is based in Dundee. Antonia and I became friends through my Interior Design Toolkit. This lovely lady totally ‘got’ the concept and very kindly recommended it to a number of her clients. She recently wrote this beautiful […]

Bo Concept Storage

I know my aim during lockdown is to make my home as serene and elegant as possible so that, should we be allowed to travel again, I can easily rent my home out for the regular golf events that take place in our village or maybe do another house swap again, an amazing experience… Once your […]

Mel Chambers

I recently dropped by the extremely welcoming and calming home of Mel Chambers, a friend in North Berwick who has set up a business called ‘Calm Your Clutter‘.Mel is a mother of five children, some have left home to study by now, but even so her home has always had to house seven people and […]

Happy New Year – Happy New You

Well, we have just about recovered from Christmas. We look very chipper here as an extended family and you could be fooled into thinking that we are all ‘on orange juice.’ Errrr, no!! Definitely not. We hosted Christmas and love our family but we also did a number of fun, but exhausting Christmas shoots for various […]

Autumn Styling

Summer is officially over, our children are settled at university, the nightly Love Island fest in Douglas’s office (nothing to do with him I assure you) is firmly in the past and his office is an absolute mess. The dual purpose ‘Party Central/Beating Heart of our Business’ combination that our beautiful garden building has to […]

Skyeskyns

We might be back to school here in Scotland  but my children are not going back to school, they are both off to uni. Terrifying thoughts are interwoven with tremendous pride and excitement about their future. Our son is in his final year in Aberdeen and on the 14th September we drop off our daughter […]

Painting Workshop

If anyone is free over the weekend of 12th-13th October I can think of nothing I could recommend more than joining a mixed media workshop, including painting and collage, at my beautiful friend, artist, Kirstie Cohen’s, family studio, just outside North Berwick. Kirstie lives in Glen Affric, in the Highlands and her paintings reflect the […]