It's early - before sunrise at the farmhouse - and I just can't believe that it's been exactly a year since I started this blog. It would not have come into being if I had not met and interviewed Anna Spiro of Absolutely Beautiful Things for a story in Vogue Living. Anna is one of this country's best known design bloggers and has an impressive following all round the world. She, like many of us, is vexed with a driving passion for good design and an eye for finding the beauty in every day things.
I know that like me she has to juggle the demands of a young family and working life to find the time to blog, more often than not in the wee hours of the night. So thanks - I think - for the inspiration, Anna!
Looking back, it seems my most popular posts were the ones where I talked about my own design and renovation projects. The posts where I talked about practical solutions from a design point of view, such as how to do a whitewashed or limed floor, so that it looks 'right' also were well received.
My farmhouse renovations will be the focus in the next little while and there are still the finishing touches to do at the beach cottages (will they ever be finished?). I'm happy to cover any other renovation topics you might want to know about. Just send me a comment.
The most intriguing thing about blogging is the connections you make with people with similar interests from all walks of life, from all over the world. Thank you for reading and commenting!