Is it too early? It's advent tomorrow and our decorations will be coming out! There is something quite magical about the first day of advent. To me it means 'permission granted' to send Nick up into the attic to haul down a huge ungainly box and then watch him quickly disappear. For me, early December is the time to dress the architecture of the house, my favourites being the staircase and the fireplace.
Nick and I are very lucky. We work together, in a peaceful place surrounded by oak trees, countryside and animals. It’s not lonely, but it is isolated. And for us, that is precisely where Instagram has fitted in. It has allowed us to connect with a diverse range of people; local crafts people, makers from across the Atlantic, companies we admire, companies our customers admire and people who have achieved our goals themselves.