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Well hello! It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me. But you know, if you’ve got nothing to say, say nothing. And this year, not...

Sink or Swim

“May you live in interesting times” is an old Chinese curse, did you know that? It’s certainly interesting times for us all right now....

We shall overcome (bureaucracy), one day

I know, I know, I’ll never win the prize for Most Newsletters by an Antiques Dealer. But here’s my latest, very quick, update: as it is...

And so this is Christmas ....

Again? Already? This year has raced by. And everyone is busy, so I’ll keep this super short: Fabulous Beasts & How to Collect Them is now...

At last, the end is near

The night ferry trip back to England was several hours through heavy swell. And seeing how we had enjoyed an early dinner of Moules a la...

The Three Secrets of French Style

At last, after years of visiting Paris and observing an endless array of Glamazons in their natural habitat, I have unlocked The Three...

The Ups & Downs of a Buying Trip

Here’s the down bit: my laptop went into melt-down on this trip, crashing at every opportunity. Some days I couldn’t log-on, and after...

Hurricanes Hardly ever Happen Here

Peterborough Antiques Fair is not one of the biggest Fairs, but it is one of our favourites. I do almost all my buying at the outdoor...

Sawasdee Kha!

Guess where we are? Sawasdee kha! Greetings from Bangkok! Because, yes, we’re on a buying trip. An emergency buying trip. When I’ve told...

A Surprise Opening

My life rotates in a cycle of cruising along, taking it easy and watching too much of The Bold & The Beautiful, to OMG there aren’t...

Would You Obey the Rules for Writing?

Before I start, it might seem incongruous, but there is a reason for featuring these pretty fairy images throughout the Newsletter. Read...

Yes, you know a Media Megastar

Guess what happened this week? No, go on – guess. I’ll wait. Still waiting ….. Oh alright, this is what happened this week: my Media...

Time flies ….

Time flies when you’re having fun, right? Right? It’s better than the alternative, which is time flies when you’re getting old. I vote...

Who doesn't Love France in the Autumn?

Do you know, apart from the fact that I don’t speak French (other than at pre-toddler level), apart from the fact I always put on a tonne...

No Shortage of Interesting Stuff (yay!)

We’re actually in France at the seaside at the moment, which is terrific. But in the tradition of reality overtaking my ability to write...

I Quite Like This Job

And why wouldn't I? Here we are in England, where the sun has been shining, the temperature balmy and the shopping pretty fabulous. I've...