November 29, 2019

I love shopping. Shopping for clothes, interiors, homeware, food, presents for loved ones, presents for myself ...  the browsing, the buying, the wrapping and the grand finale of the giving. The whole shebang! 

The magpie that I am; I parti...

June 9, 2019

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens 

The Burton Agnes Hall Gardeners' Fair takes place this coming weekend, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th June, 11am - 5pm. Over the two days, the Hall & Gardens are transformed into a horticultural celebration with stalls, talks, tours, displays,...

November 17, 2018

I have nearly finished my giant jigsaw puzzle that is The Newburgh Priory Christmas Fair ! Like most jigsaws, when it comes to slotting in the last few pieces, they slot in pretty quickly! 

Preparations for the fair start in January although I am on...

September 27, 2018

On the same par as a speech, I will keep this blog, short and simple. 

Tomorrow (Friday 29th September) marks the 1st birthday of

upside down design's retail design space on Bootham in York.

Carole Whitby, owner and founder of upside down design extended her interior de...

February 25, 2018

My work at Golden Squared Consulting is leading me down some intriguing paths. I've looked around Gander & White's new state of the art storage facility in West London, seen some very rare and very beautiful maps in Daniel Crouch's Bury Street shop, and find...

December 7, 2017

It's hard to believe the fair was in full swing this time last week; exhibitors, customers, glasses of wine, Damson Tree cocktails and mince pies floating around, Queen Mary's School Choir singing their hearts out and a blanket of snow! It was a very festive atmosphere...

November 3, 2017

... to Upside Down Design (27 Bootham, York YO30 7BW) which offers an extensive range of homeware & interiors, instore events and interior design consultations. 

It's not long until CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS begin: 

Sunday 26th November - Saturday 23rd December 


September 25, 2017

A few weeks ago Carole Whitby, founder of Upside Down Design and I had a telephone conversation. I had only meet Carole once before, briefly. Carole explained that her business had expanded; she was opening a design space on Bootham in York and would I be up for some P...

July 28, 2017

It's been a hive of exciting activity at Firth & Co. HQ with new wines going on the list and wine tastings & lunches taking place all over Yorkshire! 

A new addition to the list is the English sparkling wine, Digby Fine English. Digby Fine English is now the f...

June 11, 2017

Lindsay Madden produces ongoing, exquisite, detailed pieces. The way in which Lindsay captures her subjects, incorporating them on rulers, geometry sets and chalk boards is pure genius! I love reading the titles of the pieces; catchy and meaningful.  Below are two of h...

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