Fabric of my Life.

Hi I’m Kate, a 40-something former Londoner now living up North, who has been blogging at this little corner of cyberspace since 2009. Nowadays I’m sharing my musings on slow lifestyle and relaxed interior design, alongside cultural travel adventures and daily life with my Guatemalan boyfriend and our miniature dachshund, Paco. Thank you so much for stopping by! 

LATEST POSTS

Travel

Costa Dorada, unwrapped.

When I think about Catalonia, I instinctively land in Barcelona; the land of Gaudí, street festivals and, of course, football.  But just 100km southwest of Barcelona, the Costa Dorada is

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Interiors

A spring clean.

The middle of March, the slightest whiff of Spring on the horizon, and the desire to deep clean and sort out every corner of the home reaches fever pitch..!   Who

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Travel

Beyond the Old Town.

Prague. A romantic, fairytale city of higgledy-piggledy streets, spires and bridges. And a perfect destination for a mid-Winter city break!  After a wonderful press trip to Dubrovnik with Jet2 in

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Lifestyle

Gift from the heart.

Ding dong, ding dong… it’s that time of year again! I had to do a quick check, but it’s actually been 4 years since I put together a round up

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Lifestyle

It’s dinner party season!

Is there anything more exciting than planning a dinner party at home with your nearest and dearest, Come Dine With Me style?  Minus the excruciating scoring-in-secret part that is!   

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Lifestyle

A dog’s day out.

One of the things I’ve come to love most about Manchester is just how dog friendly a city it is! I noticed it long before little Paco came into our

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WANTS & NEEDS

THE BEST OF TRAVEL

Travel

Discover the Dubrovnik Riviera.

I’ve long had the Dalmation Coast of Croatia on my bucket list for a summer holiday spent island-hopping across the Adriatic on a catamaran. Less on my radar – until

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Travel

Memories of Marrakech.

Marrakech has been on my list of places to visit for what feels like a lifetime. Long before my first trip to Morocco, where I visited Rabat and Casablanca in

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CURRENTLY ON MY BOOKSHELF

KAIROS

Jenny Erpenbeck

AUGUST BLUE

Deborah Levy

LOSING THE PLOT

Derek Owusu

SECOND SELF

Chloë Ashby