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Bath Cathedral

A day in out in Bath during Fashion Week

I don’t need much persuading to go to Bath – it’s a beautiful city and considering how close we are, I really should go more often. It’s the annoyingly slow and windy drive that puts me off I think. Anyway, considering clothing is one of my favourite things, I thought I’d go during Bath in Fashion Week. I chose one paid-for event, which was the talk with Livia Firth on sustainable fashion, and was pleased to see on the website that there were plenty of free things going on that day as well….

Art and craft, Events, Out and About, Photography, Places to visit,
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A photoshoot visit to Nunney Castle, nr Frome, Somerset

I have been on the look-out for good photoshoot locations for Oshun recently, and you’d be surprised, when you take a bit of time to research, what you can find. We’ve already scouted out an abandoned farmhouse that was literally just up the road; and then we found Nunney castle – only a fifteen minute drive and looked perfect for a gothic wedding photo shoot…

Entertainment, Oshun - my handmade clothing label, Out and About,

Zombie costumes

I am lucky enough to live near the very diverse and mystical town of Glastonbury. This weekend we had been warned that there was going to be an invasion of Zombies in the High Street. I got caught there last year and managed to take a couple of photos before they attacked. If anyone wants to join them, however, I found a couple of fun costumes so you’d fit right in…

Fashion, Lifestyle, Style Inspiration,

The things I have learned since moving to Somerset

The view on Christmas Day. One of the reasons we chose this house.

The view on Christmas Day. One of the reasons we chose this house.

Today marks the one year anniversary of when, by the light of my mobile phone, we found the keys under a flowerpot for our new house. Wow! I cannot believe it’s been a year already; but on the other hand, I do feel like a visitor when I go back to Tonbridge; and I do feel I belong here now. I have no regrets about our relocation at all. Here’s a list of a few things I’ve discovered.

Home and Garden, Moving and Renovating,