New beginnings!

We (my partner, Mark, and I) have made a very daring move from one big Georgian terraced house in Ilfracombe to an even bigger one a couple of doors away! In fact, it offers us a great deal more than our old house, as it has larger rooms, a much better layout and a garden complete with coach house.

We moved in slowly over a few months and our old house is now on the market, but, after a few trials and tribulations getting work done, we are now delighted with our new home and, as you can see in the photos below, so are our cats, Billy and Bunny!

One of the best things about the new house is that it has a huge room on the first floor, facing the sea, which I can use for photoshoots (as you will see when my new book, Easy Aran Knits, is published this summer).

Those of you who know me are probably aware that my partner, Mark, and I are avid collectors but we are trying hard not to cram our new house with too much stuff. Less is more, as they say! Watch this spaceā€¦

 The view from my window on a rainy day in Iflracombe.

The view from my window on a rainy day in Iflracombe.

 Mark and I are keen collectors...

Mark and I are keen collectors...

 And we love our Victorian bath!

And we love our Victorian bath!

 Behind the scenes at my recent shoot in our upstairs studio.

Behind the scenes at my recent shoot in our upstairs studio.

 My niece Harriet relaxing between takes.

My niece Harriet relaxing between takes.

 Our cats Billy and Bunny finally settling in to their new home.

Our cats Billy and Bunny finally settling in to their new home.