pre festive party shopping with Stella & Dot

A life full of work, London meetings, school pick-ups, after school activities and racing up to Staffordshire from Bucks and back for my father recently, has taken its toll on the old social life – I literally hadn’t seen any of my friends for ages, so what better excuse for a coffee morning than a […]

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pop-up party wares

The 70’s saw my mother holding a party with a little group of rural ladies who wore masses of polyester in orange and purple, seated demurely listening to a lady selling her tupperware at our farmhouse in Staffordshire – mum prepared this phenomenon in true retro style, and went to great lengths to ensure her […]

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a perfect birthday


Each year, hubby kindly requests for our children’s parties for once be held at an alternative venue other than our home. I ignored him and planned at our address again as we have done for the past 5 years. And each year, poor darling also asks to keep numbers down at least to a minimum […]

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