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Notebooks and Bookplates for P&H

These gorgeous faux finish notebooks and box files with their contrasting book cloth bindings have exceeded my expectations and I could never imagine that the letterpress book plates I had printed would be such a match made in heaven. Sadly, I am unable to sell these wholesale. Happily, they are available exclusively at Pentreath & Hall.

Drawings & Doodlings on the Studio Wall.

Cutting out & Collage at Home

My House in House & Garden

A year to the day I’d moved into my house, the photographer from House & Garden magazine came around to photograph it. Here is a small selection of the pictures they took. Read the full article on the H&G website here.

Part-time Production Assistant Wanted

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Part Time Production Assistant Wanted for Bridie Hall Ltd

£13.50/hour.

Bridie Hall Ltd is currently looking for a part time workshop assistant for four days a week. They will be required to help with the preparation and finishing of products along with maintaining a neat and tidy spray workshop. (more…)

Profile in ‘The London Magazine’

 

I had a lovely day with the folks from The London Magazine photographing the house. It’s always interesting to see the rooms I live in everyday through some one else’s eyes. It’s also a good excuse to get something hung on the walls and give everything a good tidy up! Including myself, I have to admit to finding getting my portrait taken is a special kind of hell but I’ve learnt to ask the photographer and whoever else is with them to shout directions at me about how to poise myself and am no longer afraid to ask them to make me look thin and tall.

 

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A happy and thankful week in pictures

Going through my the photo library on my phone makes me realise how lucky I am given what I do in my day to day life, well it hasn’t been without a ton of hard work. I’ve been doing a lot of styling in the shop recently and having some sets of beautiful antique prints framed ready for hanging. It’s looking so beautiful. I thought I’d share the last week in pictures. I’m particularly pleased with how the Alphabet Brush Pots have come out, the latest addition to the Bridie Hall at Home range and due for sale online within the next day or so… watch this space!  I’ve even found time to squeeze in getting a (successful) passport photo, very rarely do I do a selfie.

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To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often – Winston Churchill

Applying the vein of my last blog post to life couldn’t meaningfully start until we got Christmas out of the way. Since then I have found mindfulness and the act of rationalising come from the most curious place. The end of last year saw me back in the operating theatre having having another knee operation, a year of being pretty much out of the kind of action I like to be in left me unkindly out of shape, physically and mentally. I’m still a way off any form of high impact exercise but remembering  the ancient adage “70% of rock hard abs happens in the kitchen” I decided to reach out to a nutritionist to see what might be an appropriate dietary path for me to take. We settled on the Metabolic Balance programme and I have to say in the short period of time I have been doing it I have been astonished at how it has proved more than effective at shaving a few inches off the waistline but has also thoroughly swept all of the cobwebs out of my addled mind, recharged my extremely fatigued batteries and given me a new focus on what and how much I put into my body over the course of a day and what else I put into the day for that matter. It’s flipped everything upside down and returned me to the values of simple and productive living. It’s slowed things down and seen me applying myself to one thing at a time so much more effectively than I have been able to do for so long, which in turn has made my time incredibly productive. I’m feeling good!

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Starting my day as I mean to go on.

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Bridie Hall at Home Pop-Up Shop

 

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