8 Things You Didn't Know About Me

I’m not very good at turning the spotlight on myself – I’d rather talk about the wonderful and talented makers I have found to sell on this site, but I do know from when I am following people and stores, I always like to know a little more about them.

So in brief, I live in a village in the Essex Countryside with my husband and two children. We live in a beautiful Grade II listed cottage that dates back to 1670. Looking back on it we were always destined to live in this cottage. We walked past it on a Sunday, having never visited the village before and I said to Mr Rhubarb, ‘That’s a gorgeous cottage’. We spotted it on an estate agent email on the Wednesday and by the following Sunday it was ours!

North Norfolk coast is my happy place. Holkham Beach at the end of Lady Ann’s Road is pretty much my idea of heaven. The dream would be to move there one day.

I’ve had Christmas dinner with Robert Downey Jnr (but I was 4).

I lived in Madrid for a year during my University degree - in English Language and Literature though admittedly there was more drinking of white sangria and dancing Flamenco at the world famous Amor De Dios than there was studying!

I LOVE musicals and am known in my village for being so busy singing in my car that I don’t see friends waving hello as they drive past!

Darcey Bussell once turned up to my tap class and danced next to me for the entire hour (it was not a good day to be staring into a full length mirror dancing next to her whilst red and out of breath!)

My lemon drizzle cake is the best in the world. FACT.

I am a pottery and cushion addict. I just don’t believe you can have too much of either.