Rework, Repair and Rewear. How many times is the item you want sold out in your size?  Similarly, we all have loads of items in our wardrobe that need repairing, shortening or let out or in. The biggest problem for most of us is finding someone reliable and fairly priced to complete these alterations.  Add […]
Posted: November 5, 2018 5:38am

I very seldom take on paid posts but with Miele I am always happy to participate as the appliances are superb and I have used them for years. Also they are giving away a machine worth £350 to one of my readers.. The investment the company makes in research pays off in the quality and […]
Posted: December 14, 2017 12:28pm

I know this is not a sexy topic but it is a brilliant time of year to sell anything you no longer wear or just items which were mistakes in the first place!  Once the sales start, which they will in November, then the Preloved market slows down dramatically. Tackle your clear out one evening […]
Posted: October 8, 2017 7:51am

I am going to be honest as my readers wouldn’t expect anything less: Many years ago, the very first time I ‘went’ to Brent Cross I got so lost that I spent over an hour circling the surrounding roads and ended up on the North Circular, not able to get off, all the time screaming on the […]
Posted: June 19, 2017 5:00am

I moved a few  months ago and with my Preloved Shop growing and the being busy with the blog, I earmarked a room to be my home office. I wanted a practical space, I needed to have somewhere quiet to write and then enough desk space for when we have deliveries to be able to […]
Posted: September 5, 2016 11:31am


I really don’t look after my bags, and when I discovered the Handbag Clinic I was so delighted to be able to send off my most abused Celine for some tender loving care. There were pen marks and stains from kids snacks on the inside and lots of scuff marks and food stains on the outside. […]
Posted: May 14, 2015 7:12am

I have featured interior designers before but we have been trying to find someone who is happy to contribute regularly and at last, I have found the fabulous Olivia Lichtig. Her forte is revamping homes and she is really knows how to work to a strict budget, she is also happy to just help you […]
Posted: March 19, 2015 8:05am


I found this amazing brand Chroma Stationery while sifting through instagram and at prices starting at seven pounds, I assumed it would be one of those online buys you regret. They arrived and are stunning.  I ordered a  couple of notebooks for my blog, one in white and one in lilac. Next I am having […]
Posted: February 8, 2015 11:55am

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