I hope you enjoyed our Spring Fashion Day last week. There were some fabulous shows packed with great looks for the new season. I particularly enjoyed catching up with Simon Wilson; I hadn't seen him since early December as he's been away seeking inspiration for his new range.
Speaking of going away, I'm off to catch a little winter sunshine in Spain – I need a break after all the decorating, and it's still not quite finished!
The lounge looks really good, although I chickened out of doing a whole wall red and just picked out the chimney-breast instead. I made up for it by buying some red curtains; it's a shame they need shortening otherwise they could've gone straight up. Incidentally, my tip for shortening ready-made curtains is to cut the tops off and re-stitch the header tape. That way you keep a nice professional finish on the hem, particularly on lined curtains.
So there's a job waiting for me when I get back! And there's also Sophie's room to decorate, thankfully the last one to do. It's currently a deep shade of purple, so we'll have to decide what we're going to do with it.
It's a shame I'm away this week as I'll be missing the Pilates shows, but I'll be doing my mat workout on holiday – honestly!
I'll try and send you a message from Spain on my cute Samsung notebook, if I can find a wireless hot spot. And if not, I'll see you all on March 5th.
Have a great week,
October 25, 2016 By Craig Rowe
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