The joyful read that is 91 Magazine

91 magzine issue9 coverI’m late. I’m waaay late. It’s July and I’ve only just read the June issue of 91 Magazine. But my word, is it a goodie! I usually pounce on the link to read this gorgeous digital magazine as soon as it pings into my inbox. But Father’s Day order madness meant I had to defer the pleasure for a few days. Which turned into a few weeks, tsk! But, oh, what a joyful time I’ve had catching up on the issue finally.

91 magzine issue 9 pg22-23If you’re not familiar with 91 magazine it’s an interiors, vintage and crafts digital magazine put together by Caroline Rowland and her team of talented creative contributors. It’s always a feast for the eyes with meaty interviews, achievable DIYs, tempting shopping pages, gorgeous photogaphy and enough inspiration to have you reaching for your camera or craft tool of choice. And all this for just £2 an issue?! Astonishingly good value.

91 magzine issue 9 pg34-35In the latest issue I particularly enjoyed the interviews with Kerry Layton of Seventy Tree, Sarah-Louise Kimmer of LapinBlu, and discovering Yvonne Eijkendyijn‘s favourite vintage pieces, but really, if I mentioned everything I loved I’d be listing out the entire magazine!

91 magzine issue 9 pg58If you’re partial to a good quality, inspirational interiors, vintage and crafts magazine I would definitely recommend you check out 91 Magazine. It’s £2 an issue or you can choose an annual/four issue subscription for £7. I’m not affiliated with the magazine, I just think it’s a great read and that you might enjoy it too!

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A happy week in Wales

TenbyShamrock-cottageYet-Farm-groundsTenby-beach-funCenarth-churchCenarth-FallsShamrock-cottage-2dappled-grassTeifi-riverWe’ve been planning to holiday in Wales for the past few years and last week we finally did it. We rented a little, dog-friendly cottage in the village of Cenarth, near Cardigan, and had the loveliest time. The weather was incredible, hot and sunny every day apart from the last, and the cottage was the most comfortable and well-equipped we’ve ever stayed in.

It was a little shock to discover that there was no broadband in the cottage and the only way to get a mobile phone signal was to stand in one specific spot in the church graveyard. I’m all for switching off on my hols but when you run your own online business you really can’t disconnect entirely! However, we discovered a BT hotspot in one of the village’s two pubs so we just HAD to pop in there every day for a drink! Just so I could check orders and emails of course.

Along with hours spent reading and crocheting the blanket I started a year ago, trips to Cardigan and Tenby, as well as the local cheese-making factory, added to our happy stay in south-west Wales. There was such a relaxed, tranquil feeling about the village we stayed in, if you’re looking for some space to calm your brain and your nerves I can heartily recommend our accommodation in Cenarth. The cottage we stayed in slept two and allows a dog but there’s a second cottage that sleeps four rented out by the same owners on their farm. I’m already missing my fix of the lovely Welsh accent!