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...
Thinking of New Curtains?

Thinking of New Curtains?

Why you should think custom made curtains I hear the arguments all the time; “they’re a bit long”, “they’ll be OK if they don’t shrink”, and “they’re designed for a wider window really”. Not so much ‘arguments’, as much as self-convincing discussions. The truth is,...
If it was Good Enough for a Queen

If it was Good Enough for a Queen

Surely it should be good enough for you? Recently, I was lucky enough to spend a few days in North Yorkshire – a region full of wonderful scenery and places of interest. One of these places of interest proved to be Bolton Castle, a 14th Century fortified manor...
Cosying Down for the Cold Months

Cosying Down for the Cold Months

Yes. I’m afraid it’s that time of year again when we’re all starting to switch on the heating again in order to combat the anticipated deep freeze. I already had to scrape the Inchesmobile (that’s the company van if you hadn’t guessed) a few times in the last week or...
Shopping – The Movie!

Shopping – The Movie!

We’ve all been there. Probably on both sides of the conversation. Recommending a film because it was so engaging. Being recommended a film and feeling underwhelmed by the description and therefore unlikely to watch it. The problem is that until you actually watch the...