Sunday, 7 June 2009


we were tagged a week ago by the lovely Jeska of Lobster and Swan. Anyway I took it to devon to do on the beach and mr h who is normally the most tolerant person on the planet got fed up eith me asking him the questions and then butting in with my answers that I didn't do it, so i have done it now in an off the cuff manner......

Q whats your favourite colour?
A green particularly peapod, mimosa, apple….but I also like blue… and chocolate….and that funny nude pink…..

Q whats your favourite clothing in your wardrobe?
A my new noa noa skirt and any cashmere jumper – so snuggy

Q whats your dream job?
A owning a lovely little boutique band b that is child friendly and filled with joyful little details which bring a smile to peoples faces.

Q whats the last thing you bought?
A my noa noa tulle skirt, oh and a load of buttons and vintage bits from vintage to Victorian.

Q what are you listening to right now?
A unfortunately – the cricket (I’d like to say cool music!!)

Q whats your favourite ice cream?
A really good vanilla….or chocolate….or coffee….

Q whats your favourite fruit?
A English strawberries

Q what inspires you?
A everything and anything.

Q whats on the walls of your bedroom?
A nothing at the moment except farrow and ball slipper satin, soon though there will be my chinoiserie grande wallpaper and lots of photos of the children.

Q who is your favourite designer?

A probably Nina Campbell, she is so very very good at what she does, she is also a very thoughtful person.

Q do you admire anyones style?

A nina Campbell and cath kidston, because they have both stayed totally true to their design ethos.

Q describe your personal style?

A I don’t have any style I need a visit from trinny and suzannah to get me out of stripey long sleeve t shirts, jeans and converse pumps!!

Q what language would you like to learn?

A Italian

Q what is your favourite quote (for now)

A “bring me fun, bring me sunshine, bring me love” - morcombe and wise

Q what is your favourite magazine?

A selvedge, living etc, country living, small (online)

Q if you had £100 what would you spend it on?

A Diptyque candles.

Q What is your current obsession?
A the seaside (and slug removal)

Q what are you wearing today
A pyjamas – it is Sunday!!!

Q whats for dinner?
A jamie oliver sticky chicken, new potato and sweet cherry tomato tray bake woth salad from the garden.

Q what would you eat for your last meal?
A a really rare good rib eye steak with chips, salad and béarnaise sauce or beans and cheese on toast.

Q what do you think of the person who tagged you?
A incredibly talented, someone who I would like to sit down and have coffee and cake with, and I think perhaps she is wasted behind a desk!

Q if you could have a house paid for and furnished anywhere in the world what/where would it be?
A a clapboard new England style beach shack anywhere on the Cornish coast with porch and cream woodburner please!!

Q if you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour where would it be?
A shopping in Delhi

Q what language would you like to learn?
A Italian

Q what are you going to do after this?
A hope the cricket has finished!!

Q what are your favourite movies?
A some like it hot, the holiday, the wizard of oz, Madagascar!!

Q whats your favourite book?
A sarah raven the garden cookbook

Q do you collect something?
A buttons, old flowery teacups, paisley eiderdowns, old linen……. You can see why my house is a mess and mr h gets exasperated can’t you.

Q whats the most important rule for life?
A nothing really matters except the people you love.


  1. I am such a curious (beloved call it nosey) person and I love to know what makes people tick.... This is a fascinating insight Sarah.. I can relate to many of your answers.. especially your favourite colours which are reflected in your beautiful fabric designs.. hence the problem I have choosing just one colour for the bag I hope to buy soon...polka dot or paisley.. peapod green or charcoal.... decisions decisions!?

  2. loved it! thanks for taking part, I will leave that old desk behind one day just got to keep saving for the dream : )

    can I come visit when you get your new England style beach shack?

    have a good day

  3. i love your answers! i worked for Nina Campbell in London in the 1980's.... plus a few others! What do I have to do re the tagging thing? Answer these questions on ye olde blogge?

  4. ps. thank you very much for tagging me! will publish my answers this week!