Back on Track

Back on Track

Fingers crossed, we seem to be slowly navigating HMS Inches closer to the normality shore. I think I’m in the majority when I say that we’ve found it to be a testing few months since the lockdown first got us in its grasp. I, for one, was desperate to get the shop...
What Does Luxury Mean to You?

What Does Luxury Mean to You?

When you hear the word luxury, you inevitably think of plush furnishings and comfort, but oddly, that wasn’t always the case. The Latin word luxus denoted the type of luxury that we’ve now come to expect, whereas another, similar-sounding word luxuria was used to show...
Curtain Tips for Summer

Curtain Tips for Summer

What to talk about? What does anyone ever talk about at the moment? Sometimes it’s coronavirus. Other times it COVID 19. Perhaps the lockdown? Maybe even social distancing! It can get you down if you let it. That’s why I thought I’d focus on something more appealing,...
How Are You Coping?

How Are You Coping?

Time to bring out the Bulldog spirit So, how are you managing in these difficult times? Like a lot of businesses, we’ve shut our doors for the duration, and it’s hard. Not knowing what to do with ourselves, not being able to do any scheduled planning, and not even...
Looking After Your Curtains

Looking After Your Curtains

Cleaning curtains can be awkward, can’t it? Are they a bit too big to put in the washing machine? What temperature should they be washed at if you can fit them in? Do they need to be dry cleaned? Will they shrink? Will the lining shrink? Bleed? Fade? How should they...
Purple Day

Purple Day

And the best colour in the world is…? If you answered “purple” then you’re correct. Well done. It’s so good it’s regarded as the colour of royalty, February is lucky enough to have a representative purple birthstone (the amethyst) and it’s been nominated and won...