Monday 30 September 2013

Wandering Workshop Giveaway

We had a big clearout at home this Summer, the first one in years. After a major reshuffle, Miles finally has his own room. He even has a bunk bed for sleepovers and a really cool armchair to chill whilst listening to his favourite Rapper. He's eight and a half now and like all kids, he's growing up fast!

If you look carefully, you'll see a wooden boat on the top shelf of his bookcase. It looks like it's been there forever. This little beauty is here to stay. I wouldn't be surprised if he passes it on to his own children one day. It's that kind of toy, you see, a classic, handcrafted gem that will be loved by generations to come.

I'm a huge fan of The Wandering Workshop for so many reasons, but most of all for the passion and love of artisan design that you can sense in every toy. Jose and Athina live in the Cyclades in Greece. They seem to pour their heart and soul into creating unique, high-quality, eco-friendly toys to encourage educational play and stimulate our children's imagination. Take a look for yourself.

This "Little Boat Without An Anchor" is a four-piece puzzle toy that rocks gently once assembled. Made from high-quality CE marked birch plywood and painted with non toxic water-based paints, solvent-free varnish and natural beeswax, it is sturdy and suited to children of 1year and above.
We'll be keeping ours in the family...


If  you'd like a chance -  or two -  to win this beautiful wooden boat by The Wandering Workshop:

1) Leave me a comment below (making sure to leave me an email address)
3) Spread the news via twitter, facebook, pinterest or any other social media network and you will get two names in the hatI (please leave me a comment here to let me know).

This giveaway runs until Sunday 6th of October at 6 pm, CET
It is open to all international readers.
I will announce the winner on Monday 7th.

Good Luck!


Distressed is best!
I"m a shabby chic girl, you know.
So I'm super pleased that I listened to all my Instagram friends and
 left this old cupboard untouched.

Hmm, shades of white

Oh, in case you didn't know,
You can buy the beautiful black linen cloud here.

Friday 27 September 2013

All Change!




  I'm ready now, aren't you?
A few days in the UK and I'm ready for fall.
A welcome change -
it's time 
to open the doors and
let autumn in.

I hope you enjoy my five favorite links:
(Oh, New Cross, Laurie Grove, Lewisham Way -  that takes me back to my Goldsmiths' days!)

Bon week-end !

High Five #79


 High Five for 

and Clichés too.

A change is a s good as they rest, so they say...

I had a great time playing tourist this week.
Back to my slow life in the South

for a while.

Monday 23 September 2013

Come Rain, Come Shine

 From the South of France to the North of England.
Who cares what the weather's like.
I'm going "home" today!

See you on the other side...

Sunday 22 September 2013

Little Precious

Little precious
The leaves are falling slowly,
Autumn is here today.
It's time to make things cozy,
Wrap up, snuggle closer,
Sweetheart, you'll find me this way:


Thursday 19 September 2013

Tout Noir

Tout Noir
Ou presque...

I'm obsessed with black, hide that paint tin please!
Matt black walls and furniture mixed with beautiful rustic finds.
Hmm, guess I'm ready for Autumn



Tuesday 17 September 2013

Monday 16 September 2013

Every Cloud Has A Rainbow Lining



 Happy Colour My Monday!

Dark, dismal and depressing. Sound familiar?
We usually have little reason to complain here in the south of France but it's raining  today, the kids are full of cold and I'm ready for a big dose of mood-boosting colour.

Did I tell you that I was going home to the UK next week?
Hmm, rain never was my tasse de thé ...

Thanks for the inspiration: