Writer, photographer, mother, fangirl.
Like a Disney princess only with bats and injured pigeons.
The 1940s shop counter repurposed as our kitchen worktops and cupboards.
Paint it white!
Instagram! It's always the first thing I do!
playing piano. There's a big old one in our living room, but none of us can play.
Trust your instincts, not your family.
I think I would have ceased to exist long ago were it not for the magic of Tori Amos' entire back catalogue.
Bridget Bardot. Big hair, eyeliner, ballet flats and a hint of sexy shoulder. Timeless!
Favourite is grey. I'm violently opposed to anything purple.
I put my headphones on and go out walking in the hills outside my front door. There's always something new to see - bats, hares, swallows swooping - and the weather
flight! Surely the best of all the superpowers?
Cats. Less maintenance, more naps.
Hidden away in the moody Yorkshire hills, it's an unexpected pocket of liberal bohemianism, independent bookshops and quirky cafes.
The Handmade bakery - everything is handmade on site by the co-operative of local owners, and the sourdough is so good people queue before it opens!
Marco's cafe, Hebden Bridge. Hasn't been decorated since the 70s, looks like it should be condemned, but makes the best pizza I've ever eaten - including the ones I had in Venice & New York!
The Greyhound Rescue Second Hand shop, Hebden Bridge. A handpainted German cuckoo clock, candy striped 50s bedsheets, a book of origami animals for children. Some days it's rubbish, some days it's a treasure trove, and that's exactly what makes it so much fun.
Craggies Deli and Cafe, Cragg Vale. Local brandy snaps, artisan beers, cheeses and meat with an on-site butcher.
Alfie's Studio shop, Marsden is run by a graphic designer and stocks gorgeous paper wares, stationery and cards. Heaven!