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Happy Memories of Cornwall with The John Dyer Gallery

Do you gravitate back to the same place for your annual summer holidays? We’ve been back to St Ives virtually every summer for the past six years, or possibly even longer. It has everything we want from a holiday, even some sunshine (apart from one very rainy year). As you can imagine, we have lots of very happy memories of Cornwall. When we’re down in St Ives, we often browse the little galleries and dream about owning a piece of Cornish art. Well, thanks to The John Dyer  ...

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Ava, My Favourite Family, Thea

Ava and Thea’s February: Hairstyling, Half Term and A Joke

February has been a busy month for us, not least because we have started on our kitchen renovation! We’ve also had half term, which was fun but hard work (for me!) The girls have had fun spotting snowdrops and we are all getting excited about the evenings being slightly less dark. ALL ABOUT THE HAIR We have put some black protective flooring over our lounge floor whilst the kitchen is put in, and the girls loved rolling around on it. I discovered it makes a great backdrop for photos  ...

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Ava, House to Home, My Favourite Family, Things I Love

My Favourite 5 for July: Prints, Lights & End of Term Fun

July has whizzed by in a whirl of end of term fun, work and DIY. We’re currently working on our utility room, so it should be ready soon. Ava has finished school for the summer, so I’ve been busy keeping her and Thea entertained, with a little help from the list I made this time last year. I’ve also been cramming in a bit of work here and there (the joy of being self employed). Instagram Prints from Social Print Studio I recently ordered some very cute mini photo books  ...

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Make & Do, My Favourite Family, Thea

What Thea did next: go away and it’s not funny! 

Thea has been a bit under the weather for the past week (though it feels like a lot longer!) So instead of lots of energetic activities, we’ve been taking it a bit easy, and she’s really been getting into drawing and cutting. I decided to take her to Start the Art at Milton Keynes Gallery. Just as I was just about ready to leave, she suddenly got Ava’s wipe-off drawing and writing books, and set herself up on the kitchen floor to get stuck in.

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