This was my third visit to the Manoir – I went once as a teenager, once in my thirties and now in my 40’s it was time to visit again thanks to my lovely friends Clare and Rich.
Bridget Jones is now 40+ (well my age really 43!), she is at the same time competent and ditsy, funny and optimistic. The third episode of the Bridget Jones saga Bridget Jones’s Baby follows the beloved heroine through her ups and downs to motherhood.It feels very much like the previous two films – like you are slipping on a pair of comfortable splippers. A lot of the film is based in Jones’s flat at the centre of the trendy Borough Market in London. Her flat really shows off her authentic, quirky personality and is a really lived in place – not at all a picture of perfection. Clearly Bridget Jones is not an interior designer but she does make some efforts at making the space her retreat –a warm, cosy and inviting environment.
When I visited Costa Rica a few years ago I came across a pineapple plantation and was stunned at how low to the ground they grow. Before then I hadn’t really thought about how they grew and just remember it being a staple of the fruit basket.
Decorating with antiques can give soul to your home and can offer the potential to make it unique- if you do it right. You don’t have to have interiors filled with antiques to the brim. A few pieces here and there will add lots of character to your design. Antiques and vintage finds carry history, they are often beautifully made and crafted with striking details. They can also be highly personal too. How and where did you find it? Did you have to bargain hard to obtain it? Did you have to fight with your other half to get a piece accepted? Did you struggle fitting a piece through the door? So here are some tips and examples of where people have integrated highly successfully antiques in their homes.