Secret Craft Fair & Garden Party

We held a Secret Craft Fair and Garden Party to celebrate the launch of The Refectory Table a few weeks ago. Pete and I set out to create a unique event that would fill our house and… Continue reading

Grow Zones

Earlier this year I heard about a new community initiative called Grow Zones.  It was ‘something to do with gardening, growing veg and getting help’.  As a gardener I’m fine when it comes… Continue reading

The Garden – June 2012

Popped out between the June showers to get few photos of the garden.  It’s looking lovely this year.  The perennials seem to be shooting up, but it’s proving to be a slow year… Continue reading

How to get local press coverage

It’s simple really!  Be polite, be interesting, think about the story from their readership perspective as well as your own, be surprising, have great pictures, and, let people have a taste of what… Continue reading

iPad drawing

I needed a header image for this blog so I drew my secateurs on an iPad using the Paper app from FiftyThree. You create beautiful notebooks then fill them with notes, ideas and drawings.… Continue reading

Bake for Victory

This Clandestine Cake Club was trailed in a short film to participants, and the venue, the NAAFI Tea Room on Quorn & Woodhouse station kept as a closely guarded secret.  The station is… Continue reading

Radio Interview

The other day I popped along to BBC Radio Leicester to talk to Tony Wadsworth about the Clandestine Cake Club.  It was live, which was surprisingly far less daunting than any pre-recorded interview… Continue reading

Bake for Victory – venue teaser

I made a little film at Great Central Railway giving guests a glimpse of the secret venue for a Clandestine Cake club meeting. Here it is…

The Refectory Table

I’ve been working on a new project called The Refectory Table.  It provides creative business courses and other services for small businesses and creative people who want to ‘get better at the business… Continue reading