The Day Job What can I say about those cute painted wooden animals?  By day I own and run an independent toy shop. When we moved back to The Midlands not only did I have a house move to contend with along with not feeling well but I also had a business to relocate.  As well as running an online business I also had a shop that needed to be moved too. It took some time to find premises here in the right location and at the right price. After much searching we found ourselves a new shop.  At the… View Post

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to have a weekend away in North Wales and took a trip to the summit of the Great Orme overlooking Llandudno.  Having lived in Wales for 3 years until recently and having always taken holidays there my whole life I was pleased to go back and visit somewhere I really love.  I have been lucky enough to have visited this area of North Wales before and always find the scenery so stunning. We stayed over night in Conwy and traveled a few miles the next day over the estuary to Llandudno.  Llandudno… View Post

I don’t think I’ve ever actually hide my love of tea at any time.  I’m one of those people who gets out of bed in a morning and goes straight to the kitchen.  First job is switch the kettle on!  I just have to have a huge tea hit to get me going for the day.  By a huge hit I mean a minimum of two mugs of tea in these pretty beauties; Cath Kidston mugs. I adore Cath Kidston and I especially adore the crockery they sell.  Currently my favourite range is the High Gate Rose range because I… View Post

It’s hard to believe that another month is over and we are already half way through the year.  I really think this past month has flown by and I think that may be down to being so busy.  I have a lot of work on with my business Lou Lou and Jim Jams Toys at the moment promoting our new shop in Quarry bank in The Midlands.  I’ve also had fun being part of a local bloggers community which is something I’ve not had the pleasure of being part of before now. Being A Food Blogger I have been lucky… View Post

I have two styles of clothes I wear; jeans and a top or pretty dresses.  I like the casualness of jeans and a top and how practical an outfit can be but at times I like to put a pretty dress on.  I love vintage 1950s style dresses especially the style of dresses that UK company Lindy Bop specialise in.  I also love that they make the dresses in larger sizes (8 to 26) and are a great true to size fit.  I know that I can go to my local shopping centre and visit a number of stores and… View Post