Happy high up on the hill & below


A break was needed to enjoy the glorious weather we're having... (!), so we went to stay at Bruton in Somerset. Keen to relive my gypsy dream every year, we stayed in a twee converted railway carriage called 'Happy on the hill'. Overlooking fields, this was the perfect snug spot for Lola to have her own mini break running through the grass (this holiday was really all about her...). Some of the best bits included a log fire, local breakfast supplied by the host, outdoor seating that was sheltered from the rain (perfect book reading spot) and... (my personal favourite) a pink roll top bath *hands in the air emoji*.

Our host left us a map to walk into Bruton so we decided to brave the rain (minus google maps). Bruton is pretty sweet, though silent on a Sunday. Apart from the lovely 'At the Chapel', where we treated ourselves to a feast. All bloomin' lovely and in a very photogenic spot. 

A similarly lovely food-walk experience nearer to home can be had with breakfast at The Lavender Bakehouse followed by a dog walk through Chalford - and a mini shop pit-stop at Jolly Nice where more beautiful book covers can be found.

An exciting open evening at 'Shop in the Loft'


We were recently asked to do some signage for our client, Shruti, for their new gift shop. As a designer, there's nothing better than seeing your artwork in a setting you love so this was an exciting prospect. 

Shop in the Loft, recently had it's open day at the top of The Lavender Bakehouse in Chalford and stocked lots of exciting things (I loved the Dachshund inspired doorstop and mugs, which reminded me of puppy Lola!). It was great to support them on their opening and see my artwork in person. There are some pictures below but make sure to take a visit for some cake and shopping all in one stunning venue - click here to see how to get there.