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  • What we’ve been up to…

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    It’s been ages since I did a blog!
    I keep meaning to, but always seem to find something else to do.
    So here’s a catch-up… what have we been up to since… when? (oops, just checked, the last time we blogged was February when Susie and April went to Germany!)…
    Here goes in quick;
    At half term I went to Barbados (good friends lent me their house!). We had a wonderful time of course.

    Here's me and the girls in Barbados at St Nicholas Abbey

    (St Nicholas Abbey is my fave place on the island)
    While I was sunning myself in the Caribbean my Mum went to visit my brother in Costa Rica. That’s where I’m going next year. It sounds fab. Younger bro. Tom runs a bar called Chillerz in Tamarindo. Beautiful.

    Mum and brother in Costa Rica

    Then it was time for the Paris shows. We did a great display at the show…

    Paris exhibition

    Lots of customers!

    … which was as busy as ever.

    Great grub at Kigawa

    And of course, great grub, here’s a dish at Kigawa. Perfect French food cooked by a Japanese chef! Well worth a visit if you’re in town, but it’s small so be sure to book.
    and I found this brilliant hat on the Stephen Jones stand. Perfect!

    Nice hat!

    Having worked with the Goring on our fab Shrimp Tea (served during May) I stayed for a night, and it really is the most wonderful hotel. I must admit, I’m not usually a hotel sort of a person, but the Goring is a whole nother cup of tea. Champagne waiting in the suite, supper in the restaurant… and a tv in the bath! Perfect.

    ... our sitting room.

    Just a little detail but it sums them up, the light switch has these great settings… I loved the ‘Oooh’ setting best!

    The best light switch in the world!

    We’ve been working on our bespoke and precious jewellery. Look at this gorgeous Amethyst ring we made.

    A new Amethyst ring

    And these pretty champagne-brown diamonds we found in Antwerp. Can’t wait to set them set!

    Champagne/browny diamonds

    Easter in Suffolk as usual (wonderful weather and lots of it!) I’ve been training for our big run in July. Seven of us are doing the London 10k to raise money for Fight for sight. More about that later though…

    The view on my run in Suffolk

    My youngest Libby’s new fave thing to do is climbing trees! I used to love that.

    Libby climbing a chestnut tree

    And back at the ranch I was busy delivering boxes of boxes for Amina in dispatch. I knew my French postman’s bike would come in handy!

    They're working me too hard! Those boxes are heavy!

    Back sooner I promise!
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